SS Copenhagen / Nursery Reef

Location: Pompano Beach
Depth Range: 15-30'
Skill Level: Open Water Diver or Snorkeler

SS Copenhagen is a natural wreck, meaning it sank on it’s own so it is declared as a State Underwater Archaeological Preserve. This wreck was a cargo ship carrying coal and ran aground on the Pompano Drop Off reef. Some of this wreck was visible above water so the US Navy used it for target practice in WWII and it currently sits in 30 ft of water in hundreds of pieces. Some areas of interest on this site is the huge ship anchor and the Preserve plaque. This is also a great site for snorkeling because it’s in line with the shallow 15ft reef off Pompano Beach and it accessible by the mooring system.

Along this same reef line is The Nursery. This site got it’s name because there is a family of nurse sharks that like to hang out in the area which makes it fun for all to experience. This site has some great coral & fish life and actually has a very rare coral growth of staghorn coral here. Another fun part about this dive is the Bermuda chubs like to hang out under your boat, which is great for snorkelers.

To dive this site, contact Force-E Pompano Beach or Force-E Boca Raton for boat schedules.

 

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