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GPS Locations of the Artificial Reefs

GPS locations and site descriptions updated 10/02/13


This page provides descriptive, historical, and Global Positioning System (GPS) location information for the Volusia County reef system. If you plan on going to any of these sites, be sure to read the Additional Notes section below.

PAGE INDEX
Site 1 | Site 2 | Site 3 | Site 4 | Site 5 | Site 6 | Site 7 | Site 8 | Site 9 | Site 10 | Site 11 | Site 12 | Site 13

SITE 1

1990 - Site 1 Center Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.18N', 80°41.80'W
  Site 1 was permitted by the Corps of Engineers in 1979. It is 10.8 nm from the inlet. The first culverts were placed on the center of the site in 1990. The old culverts and the barge Argoil are popular fishing locations. These are excellent locations for divers to see invertebrates that not usually found in the Keys and south Florida.
1994 - Site 1 Barge Argoil
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.07 'N, 80°41.58'W
  The 195 ft. steel barge Argoil is east of the center culverts. It is intact and upright.
1996 - Site 1 Reef Balls
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.03'N, 80°41.85'W
  If seas are calm, look for two dozen old Reef Balls, south of the center culverts. Large sea bass are often around the Reef Balls. See Site 1 Photos of Argoil and Reef Balls.
2010 - Site 1 South Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°06.996'N, 80°41.681'W
  In July 2010, 500 tons of clean concrete culverts were placed on the south part of site. The pile is approx 17 ft. high. The depth is 74 ft.
2011 - Site 1 NW Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.365'N, 80°41.954'W
  In June 2011, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the northwest part of the site. The depth is approx 75 ft.
2011 - Site 1 NE Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.385'N, 80°41.432'W
  On July 23, 2011, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the northeast part of the site. The deposit is approx 14 ft. high and 80 ft. long. The depth is approx 75 ft.
2012 - Site 1 SW Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°06.860'N, 80°42.011'W
  On July 27, 2012, a barge load of clean concrete culverts and seawall material from Rose Bay was placed in the southwest part of the site. The deposit was made from both sides of the barge. The height of the deposit is approx 8 ft. and the length is 80 ft. The depth is approx 75 ft.
2013 - Site 1 SE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°06.874'N, 80°41.704'W
  In late June, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete structures was placed in the southeastern part of the site. The height of the deposit is approx 8 ft. The depth is approx 75 ft.
2013 - Site 1 W Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.152'N, 80°42.026'W
  In late June, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete structures was placed in the western part of the site. The height of the deposit is approx 13 ft. The depth is approx 75 ft.
2013 - Site 1 S Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°06.862'N, 80°41.698'W
  On August 6, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete structures was placed in the south part of the site. The height of the deposit is approx 12 ft. The depth is approx 75 ft.

SITE 2

1993/1997 - Site 2 Center Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°09.36'N, 80°40.59'W
  Site 2 is a very popular bottom fishing and trolling location. It is near Cracker Ridge, a few miles west of the Party Grounds natural reef. Several barge loads of culverts were placed near the center of Site 2 in 1993 and 1997. In the early 80s, a few culverts were scattered to the north and northwest of the Center Culverts. Use your fathometer to find these old scattered culverts.
1993 - Site 2 East Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°09.31'N, 80°40.35'W
  The East Culverts are a small pile of culverts a few hundred yards east of the Center Culverts.
1994 - Site 2 Ship Semarca
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°09.16'N, 80°40.64'W
  The 76 ft. steel ship, Semarca, is on the south end of the site. See Site 2 Photos of the Semarca.
2012 - Site 2 Middle North Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°09.593'N, 80°40.640'W
  On August 17, 2012, a barge load of clean concrete culverts and a metal tank were placed in the middle part of the site, to the north. The deposit was made from both sides of the barge. The height of the deposit is approximately 10 ft. and the length is 80 ft. The depth is approximately 75 ft.
2013 - Site 2 West Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°09.394'N, 80°40.961'W
  On May 24, 2103, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the west part of the site. The deposit was made from both sides of the barge. The height of the deposit is approx. 9 ft. The depth is approx 75 ft.
2013 - Site 2 SW Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°09.095'N, 80°40.972'W
  On June 4, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the southwest part of the site. The deposit was made from both sides of the barge. The height of the deposit is approx. 6 ft. The depth is approx. 75 ft.
2013 - Site 2 NNE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°09.697'N, 80°40.410'W
  On July 1, 2013, a barge load of 1100 concrete railroad ties was placed in the north-northeast part of the site. The height of the pile is approx. 11 ft. The depth is approx. 75 ft.
2013 - Site 2 NE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°09.563'N, 80°40.409'W
  On July 8, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the northeast part of the2013, site. The height of the pile is approx. 11 ft. The depth is approx 75 ft.
2013 - Site 2 SSE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°09.090'N, 80°40.382'W
  On August 8, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the south-southeast part of the site. The height of the pile is approx. 11 ft. The depth is approx. 75 ft.

SITE 3

1980 - Site 3 Ship USS Mindanao
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.93N, 80°44.86'W
  The USS Mindanao (ARG-3), is probably the oldest artificial reef in the system. The ship rests in 85 feet of water, 11 miles northeast of Ponce Inlet. She is a 446 ft. World War II, Liberty ship. Her main deck is 60 ft. below the surface and lies in a general north-south direction. The superstructure was removed before the sinking. The shipwreck suffered damage during the 1995 winter storms and the bow is now to the north, separated from the rest of the hull. Schools of bait fish, tomtate grunts, mangrove snapper, and a few small boat anchors are often seen in her open holds. Small clumps of ivory bush coral and encrusting sponges and tunicates are growing on the steel hull.
1992 - Site 3 Concrete Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.62N, 80°44.77'W
  In 1992, a small pile of culverts were placed just south of the hull of the Mindanao.
1995 - Site 3 Ship Rio Yuna
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.7 'N, 80°44.8W
  The former Caribbean trader, Rio Yuna, has been broken up by storms and by the nets of trawlers.

Schools of mangrove snapper, angelfish, amberjack, barracuda, goliath grouper, and spadefish are usually on the ships and the barge. Cobia, tarpon, and manta rays also visit the ships.

The two sturdy tugs are upright and intact. The wooden main deck of the barge, Atlas, is gone.

See Site 3 Photos of the USS Mindanao, Rio Yuna, Alexandra McAllister, Thomas H, and Atlas.
1995 - Site 3 Tug Alexandra McAllister
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.63'N, 80°44.81'W
1995 - Site 3 Tug Thomas H
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11 .74'N, 80°44.92'W
1995 - Site 3 Barge Atlas
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.39'N, 80°45.04'W
2012 - Site 3 SE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.432'N, 80°44.320'W
  On July 30, 2012, a barge load of clean concrete culverts and seawall material from Rose Bay was placed in the southeast part of the site. The deposit was made from both sides of the barge. The height of the deposit is approx. 10 ft. and the length is 80 ft. The depth is approx. 85 ft.
2012 - Site 3 NW Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.975'N, 80°45.077'W
  On August 1, 2012, a barge load of clean concrete culverts and seawall material from Rose Bay was placed in the northwest part of the site. The deposit was made from both sides of the barge. The height of the deposit is approx. 10 ft. and the length is 80 ft. The depth is approx. 85 ft.
2013 - Site 3 Eastern Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.670'N, 80°44.462'W
  On June 18, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the eastern part of the site. The deposit was made from one side of the barge. The height of pile is approx 11 ft. The depth is approx 75 ft.
2013 - Site 3 NE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.974'N, 80°44.506'W
  On June 20, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the northeast part of the site. The height of pile is approx. 12 ft. The depth is approx. 75 ft.

SITE 4

1989 - Site 4 Center Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°19.26'N, 80°44.66'W
  Site 4 is one of the first four sites permitted by the Corps of Engineers in 1979. It is 17 nm northeast of the inlet. It is also known as Rainbow Reef by older fishermen. In August 2012, the Volusia County Council passed a resolution naming Site 4 John Lane Reef in honor of John's more than 30 years of work in the development of the artificial reefs of Volusia County. John is the author of www.volusiareefs.org. The first culverts were deposited near the center of the site in 1989.
1992 - Site 4 SE culverts/small barge
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°19.17'N, 80°44.54'W
  Additional deposits to the site were made in 1992 in the southeast part of the site. The depth is approximately 75 ft. Large masses of telesto and other soft corals are growing on the culverts. The soft corals and a variety of fish make Site 4 an excellent underwater photography and fishing site. Site 4 is often one of the first sites to clear after upwelling of cold, dirty water or after major storms.
1994 - Site 4 Ship Maxine D
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°19.40'N, 80°44.84'W
  The Maxine D is a 165 ft. steel ship. She was placed on the site in 1994 and remains upright and intact. She lies in a general north-south direction. See a Site 4 photo of the Maxine D.
2004 - Site 4 Ship Antilles Star
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°19.198'N, 80°44.770'W
  The 165 ft. Antilles Star was placed on Site 4 south of the Maxine D on June 29, 2004. On sinking she was lying on her side; after the hurricanes in 2004, she is now almost upright. See Site 4 photos of the Antilles Star or a site survey.
2011 - Site 4 NNE Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°19.500N, 80°44.476'W
  On June 10, 2011, a barge load of large clean concrete culverts was placed in the north-northeast area of the site. The height of the deposit is approx. 10 ft.
2011 - Site 4 NNW Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°19.568'N, 80°44.976'W
  On June 13, 2011, a barge load of large clean concrete culverts was placed in the north-northwest area of the site. The height of the deposit is approx. 10 ft.
2011 - Site 4 SW Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°19.019'N, 80°44.959'W
  On July 7, 2011, a barge load of large clean concrete culverts was placed in the southwest area of the site. The height of the deposit is approx. 9 ft.
2012 - Site 4 S Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°19.023'N, 80°44.658'W
  On August 3, 2012, a barge load of clean concrete culverts and seawall material from Rose Bay was placed in the southern part of the site. The deposit was made from both sides of the 80 ft. barge. The height of the deposit is approx 10 ft. and the length is 80 ft. The depth is approx 80 ft.
2013 - Site 4 E Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°19.286'N, 80°44.354'W
  On July 8, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts and seawall material was placed in the eastern part of the site. The height of the deposit is approx. 10 ft. The depth is approx. 80 ft.
2013 - Site 4 W Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°19.268'N, 80°44.990'W
  On July 15, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the western part of the site. The height of the deposit is approx. 10 ft. The depth is approx. 80 ft.

SITE 5

1990 - Site 5 Concrete/steel From the Old Port Orange Bridge
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.18N, 80°48.32'W
  Site 5 is east of Ponce Inlet. The depth is 65 feet. Deposits were started in 1990 with clean material from the old Port Orange bridge. Because the site is only about 5 nautical miles from the inlet, visibility may be only 10 feet near low tide. In the summer, however, before and after cold water upwelling or later in the fall, after the hurricanes have passed, visibility is sometimes much better. Grouper, sea bass, flounder, mangrove snapper, and a variety of colorful soft corals (and many boats) are usually on the site.
1997 - Site 5 NSB Bridge Concrete
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.14'N, 80°48.35'W
  In 1997, concrete railings from the old New Smyrna Beach bridge were deposited near the center of the site.
2002 - Site 5 Port Orange Bridge Fenders
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.27N, 80°48.36'W
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.251N, 80°48.253'W
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.198N, 80°48.223'W
  In 2002, two barge loads of bridge fenders from the Port Orange bridge were deposited near the center of the site.
2011- Site 5 NW Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.489'N, 80°48.657'W
  In late June 2011, two barge loads of clean culverts were deposited in the northwest and northeast parts of the site. At both locations, the culverts are in two lines approximately 7 feet high and 80 feet long.
2011- Site 5 NE Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.443'N, 80°48.102'W
2011 - Site 5 SE Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°06.919'N, 80°48.029'W
  In early July 2011, two barge loads of clean culverts were deposited in the southeast and southwest parts of the site. At both locations the culverts are in two lines approximately 9 feet high and 80 feet long.
2011 - Site 5 SW Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°06.894'N, 80°48.634'W
2012 - Site 5 W Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.188'N, 80°48.635'W
  On August 7, 2012, a barge load of clean concrete culverts and clean concrete material was deposited in the western part of the site. The material is in two lines approximately 6 feet high and 80 feet long.
2012 - Site 5 East Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.168'N, 80°48.030'W
  On August 24, 2012, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was deposited in the eastern part of the site. The material is in two lines approximately 5 feet high and 80 feet long.
2013 - Site 5 North Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°07.475'N, 80°48.308'W
  On July 12, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts and material was deposited in the northern part of the site. The material is approximately 16 feet high.
2013 - Site 5 South Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°06.884'N, 80°48.311'W
  On July 22, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete railroad ties was deposited in the southern part of the site. The material is approximately 9 feet high.

SITE 6

1990/1995 - Site 6 Center Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°03.04'N, 80°43.36'W
  Site 6 is 9 nm east of the inlet. Concrete culverts were first placed on the center of the site in 1990 and 1995. The depth is approximately 60 feet.
1994 - Site 6 NE Culverts and Poles
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°03.23'N, 80°43.16'W
  Additional culverts were added to the northeast corner of the site in 1994. Some the piles are 10 feet high. This site often has schools of mangrove snapper and sheepshead. Whale sharks and large ocean sun fish have also been seen near Site 6. The center culverts are a good location for photographing colorful invertebrates.
2010 - Site 6 SSE Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°02.866'N, 80°43.175'W
  In July 2010, 470 tons of large clean concrete culverts and concrete forms were placed in the south-southeast part of the site. The depth of the deposit is 71 ft. and the height is 11 ft.
2011 - Site 6 SW Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°02.765'N, 80°43.435'W
  In July 2011, a barge load of large clean concrete culverts and concrete forms was placed in the southwest part of the site. The height of the deposit is approximately 9 ft.
2011 - Site 6 East Barge
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°03.067'N, 80°42.892'W
  On July 29, 2011, a 195 ft. barge was placed in the eastern part of the site. The barge is 10.5 ft. high.
2012 - Site 6 SSE Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°02.791'N, 80°42.919'W
  On August 9, 2012, a barge load of clean concrete culverts and clean concrete material was deposited in the south-southeast part of the site. The material is in two lines approximately 5 feet high and 80 feet long.
2012 - Site 6 NE Material
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°03.352'N, 80°42.916'W
  On August 21, 2012, a barge load of clean concrete culverts and a clean metal tank was deposited in the northeast part of the site. The material is in two lines approximately 9 feet high and 80 feet long.
2013 - Site 6 N Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°03.376'N, 80°43.184'W
  On June 10, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was deposited in the north part of the site. The deposit is approximately 11 ft high. See Site 6 Photos.
2013 - Site 6 NNW Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°03.342'N, 80°43.443'W
  On July 18, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was deposited in the north-northwest part of the site. The deposit is approximately 11 ft. high. The depth is approximately 60 ft.
2013 - Site 6 South Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°02.749'N, 80°43.176'W
  On August 10, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was deposited in the southern part of the site. The deposit is approximately 16 ft. high. The depth is approximately 60 ft.

SITE 7

1991 - Site 7 Center Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°01.18'N, 80°41.41'W
  Site 7 is 11 nm east-southeast of the inlet. It is good site for mangrove snapper and sheepshead. Several barge loads of culverts were first placed on the center of the site in 1991. The depth is approximately 60 ft.
1992 - Site 7 Water Barge
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°01.22'N, 80°41.03'W
  A 120 ft. steel water barge was placed about 1/4 mile east of the center culverts in 1992. The barge is upright, intact, and is covered with variety of soft corals. Large grouper are sometimes on the barge in the early spring.
2010 - Site 7 SE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°01.034'N, 80°41.033'W
  In July 2010, 500 tons of concrete poles, slabs, and culverts were placed about 1/4 of a mile southeast of the center of the site. The height of the deposit is 13 ft.
2011- Site 7 North Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°01.461'N, 80°41.040'W
  On June 29, 2011, a barge load of culverts was placed in the northern part of the site. There are two lines of material approximately 80 ft long. The height of the deposit is about 7 ft.
2011- Site 7 East Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°01.218'N, 80°40.720'W
  On July 14, 2011, a barge load of culverts was placed in the eastern part of the site. There are two lines of material approximately 80 ft long. The height of the deposit is about 10 ft.
2012 - Site 7 SW Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°00.952'N, 80°41.285'W
  On August 11, 2012, a barge load of culverts was placed in the southwestern part of the site. There are two lines of material approximately 80 ft long. The height of the deposit is about 10 ft.
2012 - Site 7 SE Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°00.940'N, 80°40.783'W
  On August 30, 2012, a barge load of culverts was placed in the southeastern part of the site. There are two lines of material approximately 80 ft long. The height of the deposit is about 7 ft.
2013- Site 7 NE Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°01.459'N, 80°40.731'W
  On June 12, 2013, a barge load of culverts was placed in the northeastern part of the site. The height of the deposit is about 8 ft.
d2013- Site 7 NW Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°01.446'N, 80°41.286'W
  On July20, 2013, a barge load of culverts was placed in the northwestern part of the site. The height of the deposit is about 10 ft. The depth is approximately 60 ft.

SITE 8

1989 - Site 8 East Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
28°55.27'N, 80°42.5'W
  Site 8 is 11.5 nm from the inlet and only a few miles offshore of New Smyrna Beach. It is good site to fish for mangrove snapper and other bottom fish. Being close inshore, visibility is often less than on the other sites. This site is no longer an active permitted site. An underwater video made in 2013 showed that many culverts are not buried.
1996 - Site 8 West Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
28°55.27'N, 80°42.68'W

SITE 9

1996 - Site 9 Ship
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°21.23'N, 80°21.44'W
  Site 9 is 33 nm from the inlet. It is a popular deep water (135 ft.) fishing site. In 1996, about two dozen USN Intruders and a 100 ft. ship were placed in the area. The ship is upright, intact, and easy to find. Look a short distance to the southeast and to the east of the ship for the first few planes.

This site is no longer an active permitted site. Because of the depth and sometimes strong currents, Site 9 is not recommended for sport diving.
1996 - Site 9 The USN Intruder Planes

SITE 10

1998 - Site 10 Center Piles of Concrete From DOT
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°21.46'N, 80°49.77'W
  Site 10 is the most northern site. It is 17 nm from the inlet, offshore of Ormond Beach. The depth is 65-70 ft. In 1998, the first barge load of concrete material was placed near the center of the site. These piles are 5-10 feet high. In 1999, a barge load of concrete material was also placed a short distance south of the 1998 deposit. Site 10 always has a wide variety of fish.
2003 - Site 10 NE Pile
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°21. 56'N, 80°49.65'W
  In June 2003, two separate 15 ft. piles of culverts (300 tons each) were deposited to the northeast and southeast of the center pile.
2003 - Site 10 SE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°21.35'N, 80°49.67'W
2010 - Site 10 NW Pile
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°21.638'N, 80°49.966'W
  In August 2010, a barge load of clean culverts and concrete was placed on the northwest part of the site. The depth of the deposit is 65 ft. and the height is 14 ft.
2011 - Site 10 South Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°21.199'N, 80°49.753'W
  On June 7, 2011, a barge load of clean culverts was placed on the south part of the site. The depth of the pile is 65 ft. and the height is approx. 14 ft.
2012- Site 10 West Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°21.430'N, 80°49.978'W
  On August 12, 2012, a barge load of clean culverts and material was placed on the western part of the site. The depth of the deposit is approximately 65 ft. and the height is approx 10 ft. The length is 80 ft.
2013- Site 10 SSE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°21.159'N, 80°49.465'W
  On June 22, 2013, a barge load of clean culverts was placed on the south-southeast part of the site. The depth is approximately 65 ft. The height of the pile is approx 9 ft.
2013 - Site 10 North Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°21.740'N, 80°49.745'W
  On June 27, 2013, a barge load of clean culverts was placed on the northern part of the site. The depth is approximately 65 ft. The height of the pile is approx. 9 ft.
2013- Site 10 NNE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°21.731'N, 80°49.447'W
  On July 31, 2013, a barge load of clean culverts was placed on the north-northeast part of the site. The depth is approximately 65 ft. The height of the pile is approx. 15 ft.
2013 - Site 10 NW Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°21.735'N, 80°50.063'W
  On August 12, 2013, a barge load of clean culverts was placed on the northwest part of the site. The depth is approximately 65 ft. The height of the pile is approx. 15 ft.

SITE 11

2001 - Site 11 Concrete Culverts at Center of Site
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°16.427'N, 80°41.906'W
  Site 11 is 15 nm NE of the inlet. The depth is approximately 80 feet. The first deposits were placed on the site in June 2001. Four large piles of culverts were placed 500 ft. to the northeast, northwest, southwest, and southeast of the 20 foot high center pile. Do not anchor within the piles because you may not be able to retrieve your anchor. Since the first deposit in 2001, the site has developed a variety of fish and soft corals. Look for schools of bait fish near the surface to locate the piles. See Site 11 Photos of the 2001 deposit.
Four Other High Profile Piles of Culverts are located approximately 500 ft. NW, NE, SE, and SW of the center
2011 - Site 11 West Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°16.415'N, 80°42.132'W
  On July 15, 2011, a barge load of clean culverts and concrete was placed on the western part of the site. The depth is approximately 80 ft. The deposit was made from both sides of the barge and is approximately 9 feet high. The length is 80 feet.
2011 - Site 11 East Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°16.420'N, 80°41.704'W
  On July 21, 2011, a barge load of clean culverts and concrete was placed on the eastern part of the site. The depth is approximately 80 ft. The deposit was made from both sides of the barge and is approximately 9 feet high and 80 feet long.
2012 - Site 11 North Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°16.710'N, 80°41.911'W
  On August 15, 2012, an 80 ft. load of clean culverts and concrete was placed on the northern part of the site. The deposit was made from both sides of the barge and is approximately 7 feet high. The depth is approximately 80 ft.
2012 - Site 11 South Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°16.102'N, 80°41.928'W
  On September 1, 2012, a barge load of clean culverts and concrete structures was placed on the southern part of the site. The deposit was made from both sides of the barge and is approximately 9 feet high and 80 feet long. The depth is approximately 80 ft.
2013 - Site 11 NNE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°16.659'N, 80°41.641'W
  On July 24, 2013, a barge load of clean culverts and concrete structures was placed on the north-northeast part of the site. The deposit is approximately 10 feet high. The depth is approximately 80 ft.
2013 - Site 11 SSE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°16.127'N, 80°41.654'W
  On July 27, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete structures was placed on the south-southeast part of the site. The deposit is approximately 12 feet high. The depth is approximately 80 ft.
2013 - Site 11 SSW Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°16.124'N, 80°42.225'W
  On July 29, 2013, a barge load of clean culverts was placed on the south-southwest part of the site. The deposit is approximately 10 feet high. The depth is approximately 80 ft.

SITE 12

1998 - Site 12 Culverts Near the Site Center
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.89'N, 80°46.50'W
  Site 12 is 9 nm northeast of the inlet. The depth is approximately 75 ft. The 1989 center culverts are a good location for bottom fishing for mangrove snapper, sheepshead, and sea bass. It is also an excellent location for underwater macro-photography. Site 12 is a good site to visit when Site 5 is crowded with boats.
2000 - Site 12 South Concrete Material
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.84'N, 80°46.53'W
  In the spring of 2000, a barge load of concrete material was placed south of the 1998 culverts.
2001 - Site 12 Broadway Bridge Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.93'N, 80°46.39'W
  Clean material from the old Broadway Bridge was added in April 2001 to the north and northeast of the center culverts. The 2001 material is in scattered piles.
2010 - Site 12 SW Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.690'N, 80°46.685'W
  In August, 2010, 400 tons of clean culverts and poles were deposited on the southwest part of the site. The depth was 74 feet. The height of the deposit is approximately 18 ft.
2011 - Site 12 SE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.674'N, 80°46.340'W
  On June 15, 2011, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was deposited in a line from one side of the barge in the southeast part of the site. The height is approximately 10 ft. The depth is approximately 75 feet.
2011 - Site 12 East Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.881'N, 80°46.095'W
  On July 26, 2011, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was deposited from both sides of the barge in the eastern part of the site. The height is approximately 7-9 ft. and the length is 80 feet. The depth is approximately 75 feet.
2012 - Site 12 South Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.595'N, 80°46.472'W
  On July 25, 2012, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was deposited from both sides of the barge in the southern part of the site. The height is approximately 8 ft. and the length is 80 feet. The depth is approximately 75 feet.
2012 - Site 12 West Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°11.890'N, 80°46.792'W
  On August 22, 2012, a barge load of clean concrete culverts and a clean metal tank was deposited from both sides of the barge in the western part of the site. The height is approximately 12 ft. and the length is 80 ft. The depth is approximately 75 feet.
2013 - Site 12 NNW Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°12.102'N, 80°46.752'W
  On June 8, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was deposited from one side of the barge in the north-northwest part of the site. The height is approximately 7 ft. The depth is approximately 75 feet.

SITE 13

1989 - Site 13 Car Transport Trailers/Culverts
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°10.16'N, 80°41.65'W
  Site 13 is 11.7 nm from the inlet. The site is a good place to stop and fish when going to or from the Party Grounds natural reef. The first deposit was made in 1989 with several old car carriers and culverts.
2002 - Site 13 NE Concrete Poles
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°10.256'N, 80°41.478'W
  In May 2002, a deposit of long, hollow concrete utility poles was placed northeast of the car carriers. A second deposit of poles was made a short distance southeast of the first deposit.
2002 - Site 13 South Poles
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°10.098'N, 80°41.438'W
2010 - Site 13 NE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°10.362'N, 80°41.264'W
  On July 30, 2010, 500 tons of clean concrete was placed northeast of the poles. The depth is 78 ft. The maximum height of the deposit is 13 feet.
2011 - Site 13 NNW Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°10.404'N, 80°41.595'W
  On June 17, 2011, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the north-northwest part of the site, where the depth is 80 ft. The deposit was made from both sides of the barge and is approximately 7 feet high.
2011 - Site 13 SW Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°09.927'N, 80°41.655'W
  On June 20, 2011, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the southwest part of the site, where the depth is 80 ft. The deposit was made from one side of the barge and is approximately 14 feet high.
2013 - Site 13 Eastern Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°10.128'N, 80°41.167'W
  On June 14, 2013, a barge load of clean concrete culverts was placed in the eastern part of the site, where the depth is 80 ft. The deposit is approximately 11 feet high.
2013 - Site 13 SSE Deposit
Lat/Long: (GPS)
29°09.961'N, 80°41.026'W
  On August 3 , 2013, a barge load of clean concrete railroad ties was placed in the south-southeast part of the site, where the depth is 80 ft. The deposit is compact and approximately 15 feet high.

Additional Notes

GPS plotting software is used to insure that all deposits are within the boundaries of each site. The latitude and longitude (L/L) coordinates listed above were determined using GPS units.

When using the L/L coordinates listed here, the GPS display should be set for degrees, minutes, and parts of minutes, and not seconds. On most boater's GPS devices, the 0.00x part of the minutes Lat/Long display can change as much as 0.006 minutes when you have not moved.

It is not unusual for it to take 15-30 minutes to locate a deposit. Once you are able to verify the location using your bottom sounder, log your GPS's L/L for future use.

If you believe that any of the L/L coordinates or other other information listed above is not correct, please tell us what L/L or information you believe to be correct. Click on the Contact tab above and send an email to Joe Knott, the current president of the Reef Team.