Wreck Dives: Capt Dan

Capt. Dan Wreck Fort Lauderdale

The Captain Dan is a 175′ long Coast Guard Tender. The bow points south and the ship is standing at attention upright at 110′.

The top of the wheelhouse is around 80′. The Dan is covered with fish. You never know what you will see here, there has been 2 whale shark sightings here, a day and a year apart.

Large barracuda, grouper, amberjack, and other schools of fish frequent this wreck.

Capt. Dan Wreck Fort Lauderdale Wiki

Capt. Dan Wreck Fort Lauderdale

Capt. Dan Wreck Fort Lauderdale

Sunk on February 20 1990, this 175-foot coast guard buoy tender is one of the most “covered in coral” wrecks to dive on.

Because this vessel is so large, you can easily swim through many areas without seeing other people.

A favorite section is the outside hall passage where you have to avoid fans and whips as you swim past.

There are many passages and rooms for penetration. And you will usually see a few resident goliath groupers scurrying from section to section to stay out of your way. (via Scubatyme)


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