ELECTRIC BLUE FISHING

ELECTRIC BLUE TRAVEL ATTRACTIONS PHOTOS WEATHER LINKS LEAVE A MESSAGE EMAIL

USA DIVING
 


For those who know me, you will realize that I am not a diver but a an avid sports wreck fisherman and wreck hunter. But as some of you may know my brother, his son and my nephew are very experienced commercial saturation divers, so I am aware of the many hazards that sports diver will encounter.


(Typical trace of Wreck on seabed with fish showing up tide, taken in the English Channel UK)

I should also mention that Florida has the three of the largest wrecks in the world sunk intentionally for sport diving. The USS ORISKANY pictured below at 32,000 tons and deployed on the 17th May 2006. This lies in the Gulf of Mexico 24 miles of Pensacola Beach.


"USS ORISKANY"

We also have the SPIEGEL GROVE pictured below at 6880 tons which can dived off Islamorada in the Florida Keyes.


USS SPIEGEL GROVE
Type of Vessel: Landing Ship Dock (LSD)
Length: 510 feet   Beam: 84 feet  Tonnage: 6,880 tons  Speed: 22.5 knots
Commissioned: Nov. 5, 1955  Decommissioned: Oct. 2, 1989
Cost of project: $1 million 

 Deployed on May 17th 2002 off the Islamorada, Upper Keys.

USAFS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg
 Acquired by the Navy and designated T-AGM-10, as a Missile Range Instrumentation Ship
Gross Tonnage: 17,120 tons. Length: 522 feet 10 inches Beam: 71.5 feet Draft: 24 feet

Deployed on May 29th 2009 7 miles off Key West.


Captain Tony Allen has an extensive list of WRECK DIVE SITES in the Florida & Gulf of Mexico area and is currently searching for new wrecks using a magnetometer and side scan sonar. He is well known for his wreck knowledge of the English Channel and of the many new wreck locations he forwarded to the Hydrographic Department at Taunton. These can be seen on many Hydrographic printouts.

A Database of WRECKS and additional information for Scuba Divers can be found at the following UK WEBSITE. It's excellent and has information for all over the world.  Click on the Diver to take you to the site.

The best site for wreck information in the World is now www.wrecksite.eu  This site is operated by Capt. Tony Allen & Jane Lettens in Belgium, who is the programming genius. Please contribute so others may enjoy what is currently unknown wreck information to them.

Florida Artificial Reef Program


 


Electric Blue Menu
 


MFV "ELECTRIC BLUE"


ELECTRIC BLUE HISTORY
FISHING CHARTER BOOKING COST & TERMS
INLETS OF PALM BEACH COUNTY
ACCOMMODATION
WHAT IS RED TIDE IN FLORIDA
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SHARK ATTACKS IN FLORIDA
FISHING IN FLORIDA
FISHING CALENDAR
2008 REEF FISH GEAR RULES
FISH RECIPES FOR FLORIDA
SHELLFISH & FISH ALLERGY
MERCURY IN FISH & SHELLFISH
WWII BOMBS & MUSTARD GAS IN THE GULF

HOW TO FIND US
BRITISH CONGER CLUB
EDDYSTONE LIGHTHOUSE HISTORY UK
SEA SICKNESS (MAL DA MER)
FLORIDA FISH IDENTIFICATION
OUR FISHING REPORT
CAPTAINS DETAILS
USA & FLORIDA DIVING
THE MOON & FISHING
SHIPWRECK LIST OF FLORIDA
FLORIDA SALTWATER FISHING REGS
SINKING OF THE USS ORISKANY
SINKING USNS GENERAL HOYT S. VANDENBERG
SHIPWRECKS AROUND THE WORLD
UNDERSTANDING AIR PRESSURE ETC
WHAT IS EL NINO?
WHAT IS LA NINA?


[Electric Blue] [Travel] [Attractions] [Photos] [Weather] [Links] [Atlantis Timeshare Bahamas] [Email]


This WEBSITE is the copyright 2002/2017  [ELECTRIC BLUE FISHING] All rights reserved.