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Wreck Dive: Hog Heaven

Hog Heaven Fort Lauderdale

Hog Heaven is a 180-foot barge that lies upside down in 64 feet of water. Another barge, the Wayne, is close by along with debris sunk to help reefs form.

Easy dive. Some current at the surface, much less at the bottom. Beautiful artificial reef with an abundance of marine life. Plenty jacks, angelfish, and stingray.

Hog Heaven Wreck Fort Lauderdale Wiki

Hog Heaven is a 180-foot barge that lies upside down in 64 feet of water.

Hog Heaven Fort Lauderdale

Hog Heaven Fort Lauderdale

While traveling to be sunk as an artificial reef, this ship flipped upside down.

The barge was owned by Western Contractors Company of Iowa and was sunk in 1986.

In 1988, a dredge pipe and concrete bridge beams were added to the site to help foster the formation of an artificial reef.

In the same area is the 70-foot barge, Wayne, about 200 feet northeast. The remains of the Pacific Reef Lighthouse are also nearby. This debris was sunk in 1989 to form an artificial reef. (courtesy of Divespots)

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