The M/S Antares was intentionally sunk as an artificial reef in 1995. The 347′ freighter lies in 130′ of water 21 miles SE of Pensacola Pass.
Diving the Antares M/S
This is a deep wreck that is a popular dive site for divers with deep diving experience, She sits in 130′ of water and Hurricane Opal damaged the wreck and broke the hull however the stern section remains intact with the rest of the wreckage spread out over a wide area. You may want to obtain your advanced open water certification before diving it.
Getting to the Antares M/S
The REEF is a off-shore dive and is located about 21 miles from Pensacola Pass in about 130’ of water. You can use the GPS Location of 30 00.582′ N and 87 07.774′ 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 Antares M/S
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.