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SS Sapona, wreck

Discover the captivating history of a concrete ship that ran aground in the early 1900s, later transformed into a rum-running vessel, used as a practice target by the USAF, and now thrives as a vibrant artificial reef. Nestled at a shallow depth of 15 feet, this dive site boasts a rich ecosystem teeming with diverse marine life. However, it's important to note that tidal currents and unpredictable water temperatures are common here. To ensure a safe and enjoyable dive, it is recommended to explore this site during slack or incoming tides.

Prepare to be amazed by the array of crustaceans, ranging in shapes and sizes, as well as the impressive presence of the largest porcupine fish you'll ever encounter. Alongside these fascinating creatures, occasional sightings of tarpon near the stern, southern stingrays, yellow rays, needlefish, and nudibranchs add to the allure of this underwater wonderland.

Located in The Bahamas, specifically near S.S. Sapona in Port Royale, Port Royal, Bimini, this dive site promises a visibility of 18 meters and reaches a maximum depth of 6 meters. With these favorable conditions and a diver level suitable for beginners, welcomes you to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the mystical waters of this mesmerizing dive site.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 4, 2023

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