Chevron Oil Rig
The Chevron Rig consist of two platform jackets that were donated and deployed in 1993 as a part of the “Rigs to Reefs” program turning retired oil platforms into artificial reefs. This is a popular site for spearfishing and lobster gathering due to the fact that the open structure of the rigs are very effective at attracting large varieties of marine life.
Diving the Chevron Oil Rig
This is a deep wreck that is a popular dive site for divers with deep diving experience, Depths range between 75′ to 135′ of water. You may want to obtain your advanced open water certification before diving it.
Getting to the Chevron Oil Rig
The REEF is a off-shore dive and is located about 18 miles from Pensacola Pass in about 145’ of water. You can use the GPS Location of 30 04.244′ N and 87 02.118′ W to navigate towards the oil rig. This is a pretty popular dive with the charter boats and can become busy at times.
Marine life seen around the Chevron Oil Rig
When diving the oil rig you will see a lot of different marine life, some of them are:
- Red Snapper
- Greater Amberjack
- Spotfin Butterflyfish
- Gray Triggerfish
- Cocoa Damselfish
- Townsend Angelfish
- Spade Fish
There are many other types of marine life that are around the oil rig, if you want to identify the species you can look at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Saltwater identification page.