Tracey

Type of Dive: Anchor Dive

Depth Range: 55-72 ft

Skill Level: Open Water Diver or Equivalent Experience


Location: Fort Lauderdale

Description: This ship is 131' long with a 32' beam. The bow is pointing north and is upright. The Tracey is connected with a chain to the Jay Scutti to the south, approximately 200'. The Merci Jesus lies to north. You can easily cover 2 wrecks and if the current is right you can do all 3, This area is a great dive, along with all the marine life you get to test your navigational skills.

History: The Tracey was seized by U.S. Customs for drug trafficking and towed to the Miami River where it sat derelict. Eventually the wreck sailed to Ft. Lauderdale to become an artificial reef. The ship was deployed on March 2, 1999. There is a plaque on the ship in memory of a well known local diving instructor, Ken Vitale.

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