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:
There are many other types of marine life that are around the wreck, if you want to identify the species you can look at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Saltwater identification page.