San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park


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San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park


Location:In 18 feet of water approximately 1.25 nautical miles south from Indian Key at GPS coordinates 24 degrees 51.802'N, 80 degrees 40.795'W.
Facilities:Underwater shipwreck site with mooring buoys.
Activities:Boating, canoeing, snorkeling, scuba diving, swimming.
Special Features:Part of a Spanish flotilla, the San Pedro was a 287-ton Dutch-built ship that sank in a hurricane in 1733. After major salvage efforts in the 1960s, all that remains of the San Pedro is a large pile of ballast stones covering an area 90 feet long and 30 feet wide. The underwater site has been enhanced with seven replica cannons, an anchor, and an information plaque. Its location in a white sand pocket surrounded by prolific marine life makes it one of the most picturesque of the 1733 wreck sites.
Address:PO Box 1052
Islamorada, FL 33036

Phone:305-664-2540
Web: www.floridastateparks.org/sanpedro
Size: 644 acres water.

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