Wreck Diving

  • March 12, 2014 · 7:00 AM
  • My House

Diving three wrecks off Panama City Beach. Not sure which, will decide once we get there. We will be chartering a boat for a 3 tank dive ($110 each). Pay your own food, split gas and motel. Total cost for 2 about $250 (add about $40 if you need to rent gear). Less with each additional person that joins.

Charter by: Diver's Den

If interested, here is a list of wrecks we can dive:

Red Sea - Panama City’s newest dive site, the Red Sea was a 120′ freighter intentionally sunk June 24, 2009. She is upright in about 75′ of water, to the sand but just 40′ below the surface. Many reef fish have already taken up residence.

Black Bart -One of the area’s most popular wreck sites! The Black Bart is a 185-foot oil supply vessel that sits upright in 75 feet of water. Like the Red Sea, this is an excellent dive site for students and offers an abundance of marine life for your enjoyment!

USS Strength – This 184-foot World War II vessel was used by the Navy in their minesweeping fleet in 1944. This historical site sits at a maximum depth of 75 feet below the surface.

Hovercraft– The Jeff-A was a prototype hovercraft designed for the Navy. She was sunk as part of Panama City’s artificial reef program.

Grey Ghost - The 105 foot long ex-Navy ocean going tug Grey Ghost was sunk 22 miles offshore by Panama City Marine Institute’s Artificial Reef Program in coordination with Bay County and a federal grant on July 12, 1978. She landed on her port side in 105 to 110 feet of water and due to her location on the edge of a natural reef, she immediately attracted a huge variety of aquatic life.

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  • Allen C.

    I need to get my diving license! I'd love to do this . Please post more like this at later times . I plan on having mine by March!

    February 3, 2014

    • Aaron G.

      We sure will. And if you haven't already, check out Sub Surface Adventures in Johnson City to get your cert. We (NSO) don't advocate for any one shop or another usually... but Rusty (the owner) is a member, a great guy, and his prices are the best around so far as I have seen. I think he is running a 2 for 1 cert class too.

      February 5, 2014

    • Administrator

      I set the date back to end of March. Date is not firm but will be close. Call or text me at[masked] and we will try to work it out to work for you.

      February 7, 2014

  • Andrew P.

    BAM! Im going! Thanks for moving this back a month. What is the actual timeline? There is no way we can be back at 10am Sunday right?

    February 7, 2014

    • Administrator

      The date is not yet firm but we moved it back to give you and Allen a chance to attend. A firm date will be set by beginning of next week. I will get with u to confer sometime this weekend. Go to Facebook and message me your phone number. Thanks!

      February 7, 2014

  • Andrew P.

    I would LOVE to go this but can't take off after being gone for the ice climbing so soon. But please plan more and give a month notice

    February 3, 2014

    • Aaron G.

      No problem. We will do much more in the summer. Why don't you throw some dates at me that you'd like to go and we'll see if we can't work something in to fit.

      February 5, 2014

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