The ship has a large profile making it easy to find with a decent fish finder. Most of the dive can be seen at 60 feet of water making this a really nice dive.
DEMA Trader Wreck Miami Wiki
Located in 60-85 feet of water about 3.5 miles west of Key Biscayne.
This 165 foot freighter was set up for diver penetration through holes cut in the sides of the superstructure.
This ship was seized by U.S. Customs for carrying drugs and was named for the DEMA (Dive Equipment and Marketing Association) annual convention in Miami in 2003.
Concrete pipes and junction boxes have been placed in the cargo hold to give it more weight so it won’t move around during strong storms.
This site may also be referred to as the GGD Trader – the name before they renamed it DEMA Trader. Sunk in 2003, it is one of the newer artificial reefs in the area so there is not a tremendous coral/sponge build-up yet – but getting there. (Adiscuba)