The Avocet was a 247′ long, 52′ wide clam shell dredge that was sunk in 1991 to create an artificial reef. It now rest in 115′ of water about 21 miles SSE from Pensacola Pass.
Diving the Avocet
This is a deep wreck that is a popular dive site for divers with deep diving experience, She sits in just over 115′ of water. Over the years the upper section of the wreck has been broken off and scattered and the hull has sepearated into two sections about 10′ apart. You may want to obtain your advanced open water certification before diving it.
Getting to the Avocet
The wreck is a off-shore dive and is located about 21 miles from Pensacola Pass in about 115’ of water. You can use the GPS Location of 29 58.399′ and 87 12.630’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 wreck
When diving the Avocet you will see a lot of different marine life, some of them are: