Miami Wreck Exploration Project

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Pioneer One (215ft) finally identified

Posted by Joel Svendsen on August 9, 2018 at 5:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Last month one of the longest standing mysteries regarding the World War II landing ships sunk off of Miami was solved.

Between 1981 and 1985, a large number of derelict ships, mostly from the Miami River, were sized by Miami Dade County and sunk as artificial reefs, many of them below 130FT.

Those that were sunk below 130ft were quickly forgotten about—they were meant as fishing reefs and as they were too deep to scuba dive on, there was little interest in their history.

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Pioneer One (215FT)

Posted by Joel Svendsen on August 8, 2018 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Indeed it was a fantastic success yesterday. Jody set Jim and I up for a near-perfect hot-drop.

We were out in calm 2 to 3 foot seas, about 2-1/2 knots of surface current.

Ocean temperature was 88-degrees from about 80-feet and up, we experienced 68-degrees on the bottom. maximum depth was 236-feet.

We spent 17 minutes at depth.

Our descent put us right aft of the vessel's stern, about 30 feet away, an easy scooter to the wreck. Jim believes he saw two bull shar...

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Rex Baer (227FT) July 5th, 2014

Posted by Joel Svendsen on July 5, 2014 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (1)

Yet another great day of summertime South Florida diving: seas 1-2 feet, wind less than 5 knots and rain everywhere but where we were. Today’s dive was to be to the MV Augie Ferrigno (also known as the Rex Baer [Bear?]). She was sunk as part of the artificial reef program in 1998 and last dove, purportedly, 10 years ago by AUE. Though of average length for a freighter, she is listed as having 80 feet of relief. As Jody’s sinuses gave him fits around five feet yesterday, the dive t...

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Star Trek (210FT) June 28, 2014

Posted by Joel Svendsen on July 3, 2014 at 8:20 PM Comments comments (0)

The Star Trek had a special place in the early years of tech diving in Miami. Most of the big wrecks in over 200FT of water are located in the southern part of the county--where strong currents are pretty much the norm. In the "bad old days" of deep air, no scooters, and anchoring into the wreck, they were close to impossible to dive successfully. The Star Trek, on the other hand, is located in the Key Biscayne reef site, which suffers from much less current and is a short boat ride from M...

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Techfills website is up

Posted by Rick Thomas on June 26, 2014 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

Good news.

Techfills LLC; an active sponsor of the Miami Wreck Exploration Project has its website up and active.

www.techfills.com

Visit the site when you can.

Raychel - Dive Report

Posted by Rick Thomas on June 23, 2014 at 4:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Dive Report: Raychel

June 21, 2014: Miami Beach, Florida Miami Wreck Exploration Project dive on the Raychel.

Such anticipation! Depending upon whom you speak with, we have tried to dive the Raychel three or four times in the past year, always to have something cause us to scrub the dive, usually weather. This weekend the weather was gorgeous! Clear skies, thunderstorms in the late afternoon, flat calm seas. The planets aligned, Matt was able to come and drive the boat, we h...

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Caicos Express - Miami Wreck in Broward County

Posted by Rick Thomas on June 15, 2014 at 8:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Dive Report: Wreck of the Caicos Express

June 14, 2014 Miami Wreck Expedition Project team members Alex, David and I went out with Conrad Nix yesterday afternoon on the "Miss Conduct", for a visit to the Caicos Express. This ship was originally built in Holland in 1956 and named the Waalbourg. She was sunk as an artificial reef off Pompano Beach on November 12, 1985. She sits upright in the sand running north to south (bow pointing south) in 250-feet of water. At 188-f...

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Skye Cliffe - Miami Wreck members diving further north

Posted by Rick Thomas on November 25, 2012 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Dive Report: Skye Cliff

November 24, 2012 Underwater Explorers; Boynton Beach, FL - Captain Kevin at the helm

Team 1 (OC) Rick Thomas & David Buhlinger (Miami Wreck)

Team 2 (CCR) Henry Silva (Miami Wreck) & Terri Simpson

Team 3 (OC) Brian Patrick & Dave Kelly

 

Saturday morning was a beautiful, sunny, cool Florida autumn day, and my wind chimes were silent! This is important information, as we have had less than ideal weather here the ...

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Lowrance: Miami Wreck Dives north in Pompano

Posted by Rick Thomas on September 6, 2012 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Dive Report Thursday September 6

Gotta love south Florida diving! We had a quorum of Miami Wreck Divers this morning, a team of three.  Alex, David and myself.  We went out with Conrad on the Miss conduct, and dove the Lowrance. We were at the dock at 9am, on the dive site at 10am! Back on the boat just after 11am, and having lunch together by noon. Seas today were glass smooth. Current at the Lowrance was almost non-existent. Visibility today was about 50-feet; not bad. We ho...

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Lowrance: Miami Wreck Dives north in Pompano

Posted by Rick Thomas on September 6, 2012 at 6:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Dive Report Thursday September 6

Gotta love south Florida diving! We had a quorum of Miami Wreck Divers this morning, a team of three.  Alex, David and myself.  We went out with Conrad on the Miss conduct, and dove the Lowrance. We were at the dock at 9am, on the dive site at 10am! Back on the boat just after 11am, and having lunch together by noon. Seas today were glass smooth. Current at the Lowrance was almost non-existent. Visibility today was about 50-feet; not bad. We ho...

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