The SS Copenhagen Wreck Dive
Type of DiveShallow Wreck.
Skill LevelBeginner: Open Water or Jr. Open Diver 10 years and older.
Dive Site Depths16 feet on top of the reef & 32 feet to the sand.
Dive Site Location822 yards off-shore Pompano Beach, 3.04 Nm @ 1810 degrees from Hillsboro Inlet & 6.83 Nm @ 0200 degrees from Port Everglades.
The SS Copenhagen is a 19 century cargo ship that ran aground May 27, 1900. This steel hull single screw Schooner rigged steamship, measured 325 feet long with a beam of 47 feet long and 25.6 feet deep. The SS Copenhagen had a maximum speed of 8 kn and a complement of 26 crew.
The Copenhagen was declared a State Underwater Archaeological Preserve in 1994.
SS Copenhagen Reef Smart Guide
Dive Site InformationThe SS Copenhagen is laying up right where it originally ran aground at the Pompano drop off. The wreckage of the Copenhagen is pretty broken up however you can still identify some of the features relatively easily.
The ship is facing North and South and on the southern end of the wreck there is a plaque commemorating the site as a Florida underwater archaeological preserve. In the same area there is also the anchor.
If you continue to the southeast you will find what is left of the bow surrounded by a sand desert. From the plaque if you wander to the east and follow the wreckage around to the north you will find the mast as well as some pieces of the side of the ship.
The Dive Plan:
2 Dives 2 Locations
We start off the day with our first dive on the shallow wreck site of the SS Copenhagen. Then it's off to our second shallow dive site named The Nursery. We have 1 hour to explore each dive site. Air and bottom time permitting.
The departure dock location for this dive trip is located in Pompano Beach.