PETE TIDE II WRECK

Average Depth: 80 ft. / 24 m
Max Depth: 102 ft. / 31 m

The Pete Tide was a 180-foot long oil field supply boat servicing the Gulf for years, supplying workers and materials to offshore oil rigs. It was sunk in 1993 as part of the Artificial Reef program, and since then, the site has been known for its large schools of bait and predator fish. It is located 12 miles south of Pensacola Pass.

Resting perfectly upright in 105 feet of water, Pete Tide II offers divers three decks of superstructure to explore starting at around 60 feet. The intact pilothouse, with an enticing swim-through, is often teeming with mesmerizing schools of spadefish and minnows. Another coveted swim-through is its prominent and easily accessible wheelhouse showcasing schools of spadefish.

Clumps of hydroids and a scattering of sea cucumbers populate the long stretch of metal decking. Adventurous divers descending to the ship’s aft work platform and the sandy bottom should also keep an eye out for wahoo and black fin tuna. This site is home to large schools of snapper, grouper, amberjack, some sea turtles, triggerfish, and the occasional dolphin. You can get some nice underwater shots here when the visibility is good.

To find out which dive charter boats are going to visit this site, and others like it, visit Scuba Schedules and navigate to the the North West Florida scuba diving region.

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