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The Eagle Dive Site in Islamorada, Florida Waterproof 3D Dive Site Card
The Eagle Dive Site in Islamorada, Florida Waterproof 3D Dive Site Card Description:
This 5-1/2 x 8-1/2" card provides a detailed depiction of the The Eagle dive site in Islamorada, Florida. Each waterproof card is double sided, made of durable PVC plastic and is designed to be taken on the dive. They are also 3 hole punched to fit in standard log books.
The Eagle Dive Site in Islamorada, Florida:
The Eagle is a freighter that was obtained by the Eagle Tire Company after a fire rendered it no longer useful for cargo transport. Islamorada dive shops and tourism interests worked together to have the Eagle become an artificial reef and popular dive spot off Lower Matecumbe Key. The ship was cleaned and holes blasted in the sides before it was sunk in 1985.
The ship settled in 110 feet of water on her starboard side. A hurricane in 1998 broke the ship in half. Mooring buoys are located at its bow and stern. Divers should descend on anchor lines as the current can be quite strong. A smokestack, crow's nest and mast are all intact. Because its profile reaches 40 feet and there is great visibility, divers will need to descend only 65 feet to reach the ship. The entire ship can be seen at a range of 65-100 feet.