Aqautic Ventures

Copenhagen/Nursery Dive • Saturday, October 14, 2023

A perfect dive for both beginners and experienced divers alike, this historic, 120-year-old wreck lies in just 30 feet of water. Experience a wide variety of fish, coral and more.

At a glance

What you need to know
Dive 1Wreck
Dive 2Reef
Max depth in feet45
Minimum cert levelOpen Water
Departs fromPompano
Minutes from shop
Be at the boat no later than12:30 PM
Boat departs1:30 PM
Expected return5:00 PM
Price without gear rental$109.95
Price with gear rental$139.95

The wreck

The 325-foot SS Copenhagen was a British cargo ship built in 1898. In 1900, she left Philadelphia bound for Havana with a cargo nearly 5,000 tons of coal. While en route, the ship hit the Pompano Drop Off and sank. Her cargo was removed but the wreck remained.

Until World War II, part of the wreck was visible above water. But after Navy pilots used her for target practice, nothing at or near the surface remained. The Copenhagen was declared a State Underwater Archaeological Preserve in 1994.

The diving

The Copenhagen and nearby Nursery Reef lie in just 30 feet of water. This makes them ideal for new divers wanting to make their first wreck and boat dives. It’s also a great spot for underwater photography and video.

While some of the wreck is buried, you can still make out many of the features, including a large anchor. You will usually see large schools of baitfish being chased by those further up the food chain.

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