The waters surrounding Florida are littered with shipwrecks - some sank due to storms at sea, others were forced onto the reefs close to the Keys. Since 1987, there has been a developing system of underwater parks with shipwrecks and historic sites and the shipwreck preserves have become popular attractions for divers. Not only do they contain interesting archaeological features but also an abundance of marine life, resulting in living museums in the sea. Laminated underwater guides can be purchased in dive shops. The parks are open free of charge all year round to the public.
Details of the shipwrecks can be accessed from the Attractions menu above, under Florida Shipwrecks
USS Massachusetts (Pensacola), SS Tarpon (Panama City), Vamar (Port St. Joe), City of Hawkinsville (Suwannee), Regina (Bradenton), San Pedro (Islamorada), Half Moon (Biscayne Bay), SS Copenhagen (Pompano Beach), Lofthus (Boynton Beach), Georges Valentine (Stuart), Urca de Lima (Fort Pierce)
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