Scuba Diving in Cruz Del Sur Wreck, Miami, Florida USA

Skill level:
Advanced and Professional
Maximum depth:
Miami is a gifted with tropical climate cosmopolitan city, located on the Atlantic coast. Considered to be America's top class resort city, with vibrant nightlife and endless international cultural happenings as well as top sport activities and events, Miami is a global destination for the outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and skill levels.

The city is a must for water sports as it provides easy access into endless sandy beaches with sparkling waters. Miami Beach is famous for hosting a wide variety of activities. No matter what your favorite water sport is, scuba diving is a one of a kind experience.

Cruz Del Sur Wreck or else called the Southern Cross, is a 287 ft/87.4 m long freighter and was built in 1956. Donated to the Miami-Dade County Artificial Reef program, the ship now lies on the bottom of the sea and is considered to be one of the top technical dive sites in the area.

Situated at a maximum depth of 240.2 ft/73.2 m, with low sea current and good visibility, this is a very interesting dive suitable for advanced and professorial divers only. The biodiversity of this artificial reef is very interesting and you will certainly come across some really big fish.

Cruz Del Sur Wreck can be dived by using a mixture of nitrogen and oxygen because of the depth of the spot. This nice and deep wreck dive is a dark site so be very well prepared in regards of gear and flashlights. As it is difficult to find the exact location of the ship approached only by boat, it is best to book an organized dive trip with a local school or guide.

How to Get to Destination

6.3mi/10km, 12mins
Head east on NW 15th St toward NW 18th Ave, Take the 2nd right onto NW 17th Ave, Take the 3rd left onto NW North River Dr, Slight right onto NW 11th St/NW North River Dr Continue to follow NW 11th St, Take the 2nd left onto NW 12th Ave, Take the FL-836 E ramp to I-395/I-95/Downtown Miami/Miami Beach, Turn right onto FL-836 E, Continue onto I-395 E, Continue onto A1A N, Turn right onto Alton Rd Destination will be on the right
Miami International Airport,
10.3mi/16.5km from Miami Beach Marina

Miami is the southern terminus of Amtrak’s Atlantic Coast services, running two lines, the Silver Meteor and the Silver Star, both terminating at New York City. The Miami Amtrak Station is located in the suburb of Hialeah near the Tri-Rail/Metrorail Station on NW 79 St and NW 38 Ave.


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