Dive wreck Ultra Freeze got its name because it used to be transport ship meant to keep meat and vegetables cool.
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One of the best known dive sites offshore Biscayne Key is Ultra Freeze, at two miles north of Fowey Reef lighthouse. This wreck was a 195 foot long steel hulled freighter originally used as a transport ship between the Bahamas and Miami, transporting refrigerator items such as meat and vegetables. She was scuttled at its present location, often referred to as the RJ Diving Ventures Site, by the South Florida Spearfishing Council in the summer of 1984.
First thing you see going down from its anchor line is its wheel house at seventy feet deep, beautifully covered in red, green and yellow hard corals. Hurricane Andrew broke her starboard side hull in 1992 and split the structure in two at a ninety degree L-shaped angle. Both parts remain upright still loosely connected offering many places to enter the ship. Inside the wreck you will see many loose cables, a staircase, some open cargo holds and there are many cracks to enter and exit the wreck again. Species you will most probably encounter are jacks, snook, grunts, tarpon and barracuda's. Hurricane Andrew has done little damage to the coral growth at the wreck. It's a great high current dive site for advanced divers and beginning wreck penetration enthusiasts.
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