Bibb Wreck

Wreck Diving in Key Largo with Sail Fish Scuba

The Bibb shipwreck was built in 1937 ( WPG 31 ) as a 327′ long USCG Cutter ship. She was sank on Nov. 28th 1987 as a recreational scuba diving site just outside of the famous John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park boundaries of water. Here location is marked by 2 mooring balls, one placed at the bow/midship area and the other at the stern. Being placed in the straights of Florida, the site is listed as Advanced by most dive shops in the area.

Bibb Wreck Dive Site Description

On this wreck, we normally see large bull sharks, large great barracuda “sometimes in schools over 50 together at a time”, and huge schools of Atlantic Spadefish. Many varieties of reef fish also call this coral crusted wreck home.

Min. dive depth:
• 111′

Max. dive depth:
• By the props is 138′ to the sand.

Bibb Wreck Additional Information

We do allow Open Water Diver level certified divers to join us diving this shipwreck if they have dove with us shallow the day before, and because we are guided by PADI professionals in groups of no more than 6 certified divers with each guide. The currents someday do make this site un-dive-able, and we have see the currents so strong the mooring balls are literally pulled underwater a few feet.

USCG Cutter BIBB Wreck was built in 1937. On November 28, 1987 the327 foot long Bibb was sank as a recreational diving site off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. Maximum depth next to props in the sand is 138 feet deep. minimum depth 70 feet where mooring line is tied to the port side midship. Highly advise doing this dive with NITROX 30% for your best bottom time.Bibb wreck lays on her starboard side and entertains 2 resident bull sharks and tons of Atlantic spadefish and great barracuda. Due to the positioning being close to the Gulf Stream, expect current when doing this dive.* Super training location for Sail Fish Scuba TDI advanced nitrox & decompression procedure dives. See instruction page for more details on these classes.

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Bibb Wreck in Key Largo