Reef Dives: Delta Shoals

Delta Shoals Marathon

Snorkelers will enjoy the spur and groove formation and the sheer number of fish. Divers enjoy the remains of numerous ships that met their match on the outside edge of this reef.

One of the more interesting wrecks is the Ivory Wreck, an old slaver that ran aground. She gets her name from the ivory tusks that were later salvaged from her. (Divebuddy)

Delta Shoals – Ivory Wreck – Marathon Wiki

Delta Shoals Marathon

Delta Shoals Marathon

The Delta Shoals are home to several wrecks, a vast network of coral canyons, and elkhorn, brain, and star coral heads.

Here you’ll find the remnants of the Ivory Wreck, so named for the up to six-foot long elephant tusks found aboard by divers.

This shoal runs for half a mile, taking divers through areas where relics from the many sunken vessels can be found.

East of Sombrero Light in 14 feet of water lies one of the wrecks which was carrying dry goods and furniture when it went aground in the sand and grass flats of these shoals. (courtesy of Divespots)

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