Okinawa Wreck Dive
Type of DiveStandard Wreck Dive.
Skill LevelBeginner: Open Water or jr Advanced Open Diver 13 years and older.
Dive Site DepthsThe depth is around 50 feet to the top of the wreck and around 70 feet to the sand.
Dive Site LocationThe Okinawa is located in the sand at the South end of in front of Pompano Reef on the west side. The exact coordinates are still being inputted since it’s a brand-new reef. And since the last big storm and actually got moved about a quarter of a mile from where it was originally put down.
The Okinawa is a 107' x 26' 6" US Army Tug. Displacement loaded is 350 tons. Okinawa was equipped with a 40,000 lb Fairbanks Morse engine. The propeller is 8' in diameter and weighs over 2,000 lbs. The bow points to the south and is sitting perfectly upright in 69'. The tug rises to 35' at the top of the pilot house
Okinawa Reef Smart Guide
Dive Site InformationThe Okinawa is in the sand on the west side of the main reef. The wreck out in no man’s land or as I would say in the middle of the desert. Other than the wreck, there is really nothing much around the area. There can be currents running from north to south or south to north depending on the tide and conditions. It is not a very big Wreck but it is still relatively new and there are plenty of places to go inside.
The Dive Plan:
2 Dives 2 Locations
We start off the day with a wreck dive on the Okinawa wreck, followed by a drift dive off the third reef. The reef dive location will depend on visibility and current. We typically leave that up to the captain's discretion. We have 45 min. to 1 hour on each site. Air and bottom time permitting.
The departure dock location for this dive trip is located in Pompano Beach.