JIM ATRIA WRECK

Verenigde Staten, Florida

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The Jim Atria is the wreck of a Dutch cargo ship that was sunk as an artificial reef on September 23, 1987. The original name, Poinciana, was changed in honor of Jim Atria. A well known diver and fisherman who helped turning the ship into a diving wreck. The Atria was originally lying on her port side until Hurricane Andrew straightened her out in 1996.

Particulars

The Jim Atria lies 6.5 kilometers north of Port Everglades Cut. The wreck, which was build in 1961, can be reached by boat in 30 minutes. You will quickly spot her after entering the water and slowly descending in her direction. The bow is facing north and the ship tilts to port. The Atria is about 73 meters long and 10 meters wide. The wreck is completely overgrown with soft coral and is constantly circled by large species looking for a meal of baitfish.

Warnings

There can be pleasure boats at Jim Atria Wreck. Bring a dive light.

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JIM ATRIA WRECK Features

Nicknames
Poinciana
Address
Florida, Fort Lauderdele USA
Parking
At boat charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
Experienced wreck divers , underwater photography
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive
Current
Limited
Visibility
10 - 30 m.
Average visibility
20 m.
Depth
41 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Barracuda, sweeper, grouper, lionfish, spider crab, squirrelfish
Other recreation
Boating, yachting

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