The Aqua-Zoo/Sea Emperor
Type of DiveStandard Wreck Dive.
Skill LevelBeginner: Open Water Diver 15 years and older or jr Advanced Open Water Diver 12 to 14 years old.
Dive Site Depths55 feet on top of the Wreck & 70 feet to the sand.
Dive Site LocationDeerfield Beach. 1.00 Nm @ 150 Degrees from Boca Inlet & 4.10 Nm @ 022 Degrees from Hillsboro Inlet. 0.82 Nm off-shore of Stratford Arms Condo.
The Sea Emperor is an upside down hopper barge 171 feet long, 45 feet wide and approximately 20 feet tall.
Aqua-Zoo/Sea Emperor Reef Smart Guide
Dive Site InformationThe sea Emperor is resting on a sandy bottom upside down. The bottom of the haul is cut out from bow to stern which allows light and access to penetrate the four chambers. There are large concrete drainage culverts that are still located on the inside of the ship and about 60 or so drainage culverts that are located on the east side of the barge. Some of the drainage culverts can be used as swim through however they are tight. The drainage culvert area is the area referred to as the Aqua-Zoo.
There is a rock pile located to the southeast of the wreck about 100 yards off the southeast corner. This rock pile will take you to the southeast towards the United Caribbean wreck. You will need to be good on air in order to make it over to the United Caribbean.