YDT-15 (Navy Dive Tender)
The YDT-15 is one of two US Navy diving tenders that were sunk in April 2000 as artificial reefs. It is located just about 500′ away from the sister ship YDT-14.
Diving the YDT-15 (Navy Dive Tender)
This is a deep wreck that is a popular dive site for divers with deep diving experience in about 100' of water. The wreck has subsided quite a bit and most of the roof and pilot house are gone however quite a bit of structure and debris remains attracting a wide variety of marine life. You may want to obtain your advanced open water certification before diving it.
Getting to the YDT-15 (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 05.267′ N and 87 09.550′ 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-15 (Navy Dive Tender)
When diving the wreck you will see a lot of different marine life, some of them are: