Diving at steel freighter Deep Freeze famous for divers, fishermen and spear fishers.
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Deep Freeze is one of the most popular dive sites this close to Miami, not only for divers but also for sport fishers. She is a 210 times 34 foot steel freighter which sank in October 1976. When everything of use was removed she was finally ready to be scuttled at an artificial reef known as Pflueger, just north of Government Cut (entrance of main port channel) and south of Haulover Islet.
Nowadays the first thing you see is its top deck at 100 feet deep while its stern can be found at 135 feet. Part of the hull was separated in 1992 because of hurricane Andrew and there are some huge open cargo holds full of fish. The wreck can be penetrated in many parts but don't forget to take a look at several still fully intact cabins. The place is very popular with local spear fishers and fisherman which has resulted in many fishing lines, so bring a knife to prevent you from getting entangled.
Many parts of coral had been washed away by hurricane Andrew, but big fish such as barracuda, jacks and groupers still visit this wreck regularly. Another creature that does well is the Atlantic spiny oysters, which seems to live everywhere across this with silt covered wreck.
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