Shipwreck trail is a combination of twelve dive sites located throughout northwest Florida. In the Pensacola area we have five of the dive sites. These sites range from 45′ to over 100′ in depth depending upon the location you are diving.
Location: Latitude 30 17.450′ N Longitude 87 13.257′ W
This is a very interesting wreck dive that is spread out over a large area. You can have a few dives on this site alone as this is a lot to see around all the nook and crevasses. This dive site has lots of marine life throughout the remains.
Location: Latitude 30 08.760′ N Longitude 87 14.020′ W
The Pete Tide II was sunk in 1993 to create an 180′ artificial reef. With the pilot house sitting at 60′ and the bottom being 100′ this create a great dive site for different types of divers. Additionally there is ton of marine life that swarms around the structure.
Location: Latitude 30 11.333′ N Longitude 87 13.057′ W
The San Pablo was sunk by the Military during WWII using top secret radio controlled boat in 1944. The wreckage is scattered over a large area which also brings a large amount of marine life.
Location: Latitude 30 05.330′ N Longitude 87 09.640′ W
With the upper part of the dive tender starting at 65′ and the bottom being 100′ YDT-14 (Navy Dive Tender) offers a lot to see.
Location: Latitude 30 2.550′ N Longitude 87 0.383′ W
“The Mighty O” and “The Great Carrier Reef” are two nicknames that the USS Oriskany has received. She is one of the most popular dive sites in Pensacola and draws divers from around the world to come see her. She started being built in 1944, then in 1947 the construction was stopped. The Oriskany (CVA-34) was then rushed to life in 1950 to fight in the Korean war. She served the United States Navy for 25 years before being retired in 1975. In 2004 she was towed to Pensacola, Florida to be sunk as an artificial reef. In May of 2006 she was sunk 24 miles off the coast of Pensacola, Florida.