Mariner II Tug

Type of Dive: Anchor Dive

Depth Range: 50-70 ft

Skill Level: Open Water Diver or Equivalent Experience

Location: Pompano Beach

Description: The Mariner II is a steel tug 80' long in 110'. The tug is sitting upright south of the Mariner II Barge. If the current is right you can drift from one to the other, following a cable connected to 10' box 100' south of the barge. Grouper are seen here occasionally.

History: The origunal name was the Mary St. Phillips. The tug was sunk May 1, 1993, along with the Mariner II Barge (see second photo). The tug was renamed the Mariner II Tug to coincide with the Mariner II Barge. You can easily swim between the two on the right current.