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Latitude: 30° 2.1' N
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Approx 22.5 nautical miles south southeast of Pensacola Beach
How? By boat
Distance Long boat time (> 30min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Alternative name CV-34, CVA-34, Mighty O
Average depth 35 m / 114.8 ft
Max depth 65 m / 213.3 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Good
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Poor
- Big fishes
- Boat trafic
USS Oriskany was sunk May 17th, 2006. Ex-USS Oriskany CVA-34 the only aircraft carrier that you can scuba dive to. Intentionally sunk as an artificial reef outside Pensacola Florida in 2006 the Mighty O is providing both recreational/sport and technical scuba diving.
- Length: 888 feet
- Foot beam: 157 feet
More info at http://myfwc.com/marine/ar/OriskanyReefDive.htm
By Anonymous , 30-08-2007
By The Video from MBT divers , 10-11-2006
Oriskany has sunk... - by: Larry Wheeler May 17th, 2006
Pensacola News Journal, Pensacola Florida
Oriskany has sunk. The last tip of the Oriskany's hurricane bow disappeared into the Gulf at approximately 11 a.m.
Local officials are hopeful the Oriskany settled on the sea floor in an upright position. But they won't know for sure until Navy divers check the vessel later today...
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