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Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail

A journey under the sea offering countless diving, snorkeling and fishing opportunities among twelve sunken shipwrecks and artificial reefs along Pensacola, Destin, Panama City and Port St. Joe.

The Underwater Archeology Team of the Department of State selected twelve dive sites along Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast that deserve a diver’s special attention.

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Adventure seekers are invited to explore the dive sites and track each site in the Shipwreck Trail Passport – the Passport highlights discovered facts and historical data for each of the shipwrecks along the trail, along with a log and official stickers to track each dive, encouraging water lovers to “take only pictures and leave only bubbles.”

Passports are available from participating dive shops and dive charter operators.


The twelve selected spectacular ship wrecks of the Panhandle Shipwreck Trail are:

Waters close to Pensacola:

Aircraft carrier USS ORISKANY, diving tender YDT- 14, freight ship SAN PABLO, offshore oil supply vessel PETE TIDE II and THREE COAL BARGES.

Waters close to Destin:

Push tug MISS LOUISE, oilfield supply vessel BLACK BART, two FAMI TUGS that a storm placed on top of each other.

Waters close to Panama City and Port St. Joe:

Fleet tug USS ACCOKEEK, World War II mine sweeper USS STRENGTH, USS CHIPPEWA, Antarctic expedition support ship VAMAR.

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