3D Cayman Salvager - Key West FL, Waterproof Dive Site Card

3D Cayman Salvager - Key West FL, Waterproof Dive Site Card

Your Price:

SKU: BK3D1159 In Stock Add to wish list

3D Cayman Salvager - Key West FL, Waterproof Dive Site Card Features

What's in the box: PCKODT

The Cayman Salvager now lies one mile southwest of the Nine-Foot Stake. This 187-foot steel-hulled buoy tender was built in 1937 for the Coast Guard and was later used as a cable layer. She transported Cuban refugees during the Mariel boat lift in 1979, resulting in her seizure by the US government. After being seized, she was sitting at the dock awaiting her fate when she sank unexpectedly. In 1985, she was raised and prepared to be sunk again as an artificial reef in 300 feet of water. However, while being towed out for re-sinking, she prematurely sank in just 90 feet of water, and that is where she currently resides. She settled on her side but was righted a few months later in 1985 by Hurricane Kate.

In preparation for her scheduled sinking, the Cayman Salvager had been cleaned and stripped to create a smoother structure to foster pelagic life. Because of the removal of restricting parts, penetration is possible, but is considered dangerous. It is recommended that divers who desire to pursue such a mission do so during a return dive and not on the first exploration. Bar jacks and schools of silversides frequent this site. Divers have reported that a 200-pound jewfish and a six-foot green moray eel call this vessel home. The dangerous aspects of this location are strong currents and the depth. A careful diver will find this artificial reef a great chance for exploration and a unique dive.

These cards provide a detailed depiction of the Cayman Salvager wreck and dive site near Key West, Florida. Each waterproof card is printed on both sides, made of durable PVC plastic and is designed to be taken on the dive. They are also 3-hole punched to fit in standard logbooks or lanyards. Card measures (W x L) 5.5" x 8.5" (14cm x 21.6cm) and makes a great gift idea.

Key Features

  • Historical Ship Wreck 3D I.D. Card
  • 3-Hole-Punched for Lanyard or Binder
  • Dimensions: W x L: 5.5" x 8.5" (14cm x 21.6cm)
  • Easily-Stows in BCD Pocket
  • Cayman Salvager Wreck Map
  • Material: Waterproof PVC Plastic
  • Provides Dive Plan Information
  • Log Date, Depth and Time on Card
  • Colorful "Life Like" Art Work
  • Provides Detailed Information on the Cayman Salvager Wreck
  • Know What-You're-Looking-At Before-the-Dive
  • Ease of Maintenance: Rinse with Fresh Water after Day in the Sea
  • Great Gift Idea
Q&A