We dove the Pyramids last Sunday (June 7,2015). I had heard of this spot from a lot of fishermen, but this was my first dive on it. Not much Snapper to shoot on this day but it was a great dive anyway.


Nurse Sharks on Dupont Span 1

Saturday August 3rd, 2013 we dove on Dupont Span 1. There was a strong current and visibility was not that great, but when we made it down to the top of the span we were greeted by seven Nurse Sharks just hanging out. I’ve never seen that many Nurse Sharks together, and on top of the span also. Usually  they hang out on the bottom alone.

USS Accokeek

Before she was sunk as an artificial reef (N 2958.488 W 8551.911) July 9, 2000, USS Accokeek traveled the globe as a fleet tug. Built in 1944, Accokeek began her career in Orange, Texas, and then was deployed to work around the world for 26 years. She towed damaged ships from the invasion of Okinawa, transited the Panama Canal, and assisted navy vessels ranging from cruisers to submarines along the East Coast, in Lake Michigan, and as far away as Labrador and the South Atlantic. Turned over to the Navy Dive School in Panama City, Florida, for salvage and ordinance training in 1987, her exciting life was not yet over. After being repeatedly sunk and refloated, the veteran tug was packed with explosive charges and sunk in 100 feet of water for the last time in 2000.


The Black Bart

The Black Bart (N 3003.632 W 8549.416) was named in memorial to Captain Charles Bartholomew who was the Navy’s Supervisor of Salvage in Panama City for many years. Capt. Bart was an avid sport diver who worked diligently on many joint artificial reefs between the Navy and the Panama City community. The Black Bart was sunk on July 27th, 1993. The 185-foot oil field supply ship sits upright in about 75 feet of water. Her bow points due south. The bridge can be reached at 40 feet and the main deck is at 66 feet.

This was not a typical dive on the Bart. Normally the site is covered in bait fish along with Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack and many more larger fish. It was however full of jellyfish this day (8-17-12).

Warsaw Hole

We dove the Warsaw Hole (N 3003.308 W 8548.825) August 17th, 2012. I had given the numbers for this site and others to a coworker. He had trouble locating it so while we were in the area we decided to verify the numbers. They are spot on. Although we came out empty handed on this one, it was a great dive. The video doesn’t  do the reef justice. The colors were more vibrant than shown here. And the Spotted Moray eel and turtle were a bonus.

Bridge Span 14

We dove on bridge span #14 (N 3004.284 W 8548.876) August 17th, 2012. The vis was great as you can see. Water temp was comfortable until we hit a thermal at 60 feet that dropped the temp a bit. Of course the jelly fish were waiting for us up top. They’ve been pretty thick the last couple of months.