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SITE 1 10.8 nm from the inlet.
29°07.07 'N, 80°41.58'W
The 195ft. steel barge, Argoil is east of the center culverts. It is intact and upright.
SITE 2 It is near Cracker Ridge, a few miles west of the Party Grounds natural reef.
The 76 ft steel ship, Semarca, is on the south end of the site. See Site 2 Photo, Semarca
SITE 3 11 miles northeast of Ponce inlet
Site 3: The USS Mindanao (ARG -
Wikipedia information . Her main deck is 60 ft. below the surface and lies in a general N-
There are also lots of Triple tail there at times... I seen dozens swimming on the top of the water... just before dusk..
29°11.7 'N, 80°44.8W
The former Caribbean trader, Rio Yuna, has been broken up by storms and by the nets of trawlers
29°11 .74'N, 80°44.92'W
Schools of mangrove snapper, angelfish, amberjack, barracuda goliath grouper and spadefish are usually on the ships and the barge. Cobia, tarpon and manta rays also visit the ships.
The two sturdy tugs are upright and intact. The wooden main deck of the barge, Atlas, is gone.
SITE 4 is 17 nm northeast of the inlet.
29° 19.198 N, 80° 44.770'W
The Maxine D is a 165 ft. steel ship. She was placed on the site in 1994 and remains upright and intact. She lies in a general N-
Antilles Star Photo
The 165 ft Antilles Star was placed on Site 4 south of the Maxine D on 6/29/04. On sinking she was lying on her side. After the hurricanes in 2004, she is now almost upright . Click to here to see a survey.
SITE 6 is 9 nm east of the inlet.
Lat/Long : (GPS)
29°03.067 N, 80°42.892' W
On July 29, 2011, a 195 ft. barge was placed in the Eastern part of the site. The barge is 10.5 ft. High
SITE 7 is 11 nm ESE of the inlet.
It is good site for mangrove snapper and sheepshead. Several barge loads of culverts were first placed on the center of the site in 1991. The depth is approximately 60 ft
A 120 ft. steel water barge was placed about 1/4 mile east of the center culverts in 1992. The barge is upright, intact and is covered with variety of soft corals. Large grouper are sometimes on the barge in the early spring.
Site 9 is 33 nm from the inlet. Close to Mango Hole
Lots of fish and LARGE Amberjack...
Most of the time I use a 1 -
Site 9 is 33 nm from the inlet. It is a popular deep water, (135ft.) fishing site. In 1996, about two dozen USN Intruders and a 100 ft. ship were placed in the area. The ship is upright, intact and easy to find.. This site is no longer an active pemitted site. Because of the depth, and sometimes strong currents, Site 9 is not recommended for sport diving.
The planes are very scattered. Look a short distance to the southeast and to the east of the ship for the first few planes.