Aqautic Ventures

Eagle Wreck, Islamorada • Saturday, October 7, 2023

The Eagle is a 287-foot freighter built in the Netherlands in 1962. She passed through several owners and name changes before being sunk as an artificial reef in 1985. With depths of 65 to 110 feet, this is an advanced dive.

The Site

Night Diving
What you need to know
Dive 1Wreck
Dive 2Wreck or Reef
Max depth in feet120
Minimum cert levelAdvanced/Deep
Departs fromIslamorada
Minutes from shop120
Be at the boat no later than12:30 PM
Boat departs1:00 PM
Expected return5:00 PM
Price without gear rental$109.95
Price with gear rental$139.95

The Site

The Eagle is a wreck that never received a lot of love but did experience its share of bad luck. In her 23 years of service, she passed through nine different owners and nearly as many name changes.

In 1985, while en route from Miami to Venezuela, she experienced an electrical fire that ended her ability to haul cargo. At this point, she was purchased by Monroe County for use in the artificial reef program.

While waiting to be scuttled, she broke free from her mooring. This led to her being sunk in a location other than initially intended.

The Diving

The Eagle now lies on her side in 110 feet of water. In 1988, Hurricane Georges broke the ship in half. This gives divers easy access to where a multitude of fish hide. The smokestack, crow’s nest and mast are still intact.

Around the wreck, divers will find several fish species, including goliath grouper, horse-eye jacks, amberjack, spadefish, turtles, eels, blue and rainbow runners, sharks and much more.

Due to the depth, this dive requires Advanced or Deep Diver training or equivalent experience.

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