Lucky us! On December 7, 1987, a ship of huge proportions sank in a storm just one mile East of the Boca Raton Inlet. The ship was being towed to Brownsville, Texas where it was to be salvaged. Instead it sank on our door step and was discovered one month later by Captain David Turbeville. 26.19.467N 80.03.043W
Today the Hydro Atlantic is considered to be one of the 10 best dives in the United States. Lying in 172 feet of water, the 320 foot long freighter is a real ship wreck, not a diver prepared, artificial reef wreck. A huge crane stands mid ship, with one of the ships main anchors at its base. The winch is still on the bow and the engine is still in the engine room. This is a real wreck!
Tour the deck at 145 feet and enjoy the forest of soft coral that decorates the wreck. Perch on the bow with clouds of bait fish. Dive the Hydro Atlantic once and you will leave wanting to return again and again.
Note: While this ship wreck is still often dove on air, Trimix is the gas of choice for those who want to remember all they saw.