Wreck Dives: Guy Harvey

Guy Harvey Wreck Fort Lauderdale

Sunk in 1997, the Guy Harvey has quickly become one of Broward County’s most popular artificial reefs. The 170-foot former freighter sits on the bottom in 140 feet of water.

Harvey, a well-known marine artist, requested that the wreck be prepared for divers. Silhouettes painted by Harvey on the sides of the hull are gone but have been replaced by sea fans and sponges.

Though the wreck’s hull sits below the recreational diving limit, a disciplined diver can explore the main deck and wheelhouse at 100 to 120 feet. (via SPortsDiver)

Guy Harvey Wreck Fort Lauderdale Wiki

The Guy Harvey was built in Holland in 1957, this 185 foot freighter spent the last of her 10 years sailing between Haiti and the Lesser Antilles as the Lady Kimberly.

Guy Harvey Wreck Fort Lauderdale

Guy Harvey Wreck Fort Lauderdale

She was sunk in 144 feet of water on May 10, 1997 courtesy of Guy Harvey and the Pompano Fishing Rodeo.

The Guy Harvey is 185′ long and 30ft wide. The ship sits upright with the bow pointing south.

Large fish murals were painted by world renown wildlife artist Guy Harvey. White paint was used to stand out against the ocean blue; however, they have since been covered with growth.

This is a deep dive and borderlines a Tech. Dive. Deep diving experience is required. (South Florida Diving)

Guy Harvey: Guy Harvey (born 16 September 1955) is a Jamaican marine wildlife artist and conservationist.

His depictions of sealife, especially of sportfish such as marlin, are popular with sportfishermen and have been reproduced in prints, posters, T-shirts, jewellery, clothing, and other consumer items.

Harvey is also a very vocal and active advocate for marine conservation, having established the Guy Harvey Research Institute (GHRI) at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida as well as the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, an organisation that funds scientific research and educational initiatives. (Wikipedia)

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