Explore Key West
Cayman Salvage Master
Type: Adventure, Historic Sites, Scuba Diving and Snorkeling
Divers will appreciate the 187-foot Cayman Salvage Master, which lies in 70 to 95 of water. In the late '70s and early '80s, the steel-hulled vessel played an important role transporting Cuban... Read More
Divers will appreciate the 187-foot Cayman Salvage Master, which lies in 70 to 95 of water. In the late '70s and early '80s, the steel-hulled vessel played an important role transporting Cuban refugees during the Mariel boat lift and was later seized by the U.S. government while transporting drugs. She was towed out to sea in 1985 to become a sport fishing attraction when the line snapped prematurely. She sank to the bottom on her side, only to be lifted upright following a hurricane. The wreck is full of marine life including Nassau grouper, reef octopus, hawksbill turtles, and goliath grouper, bar jacks, and silversides.
Key West, FL
- Historic Sites: "You'll need an intermediate-level diving certification for this one, Open Water ratings do not permit divers to go this deep."
- Best for Historic Sites Because: Not all historic attractions are above ground! This is one of many underwater treasures surrounding Key West.