YDT-14 (Navy Dive Tender)
YDT-14 is one of two US Navy diving tenders that were sunk in April 2000 as artificial reefs. The YDT-14 is 132′ long with a 30′ beam and remains mostly intact with the upper structure starting at around 65′ with a max depth of around 100′. This site is located roughly 18 miles southeast of Pensacola Pass and is one of 12 sites on the Panhandle Shipwreck Trail.
Diving the YDT-14 (Navy Dive Tender)
This is a deep wreck that is a popular dive site for divers with deep diving experience, She sits mostly intact with the upper structure starting at around 65′ with a max depth of around 100′. You may want to obtain your advanced open water certification before diving it.
Getting to the YDT-14 (Navy Dive Tender)
The wreck is a mid-shore dive and is located about 18 miles from Pensacola Pass in about 100’ of water. You can use the GPS Location of 30 05.330′ N and 87 09.640′ W to navigate towards the wreck. This is a pretty popular dive with the charter boats and can become busy at times.
Marine life seen around the YDT-14 (Navy Dive Tender)
When diving the wreck you will see a lot of different marine life, some of them are: