Florida Keys Most Popular Dive & Snorkeling Sites

Upper Keys

The Bibb Wreck

This wreck is near the Molasses reef around 6 miles offshore at MM 100 in the Florida Keys.

The Bibb was built in 1937. She is 327 feet long, with a 41 foot beam. She served in patrols and convoy escort duties as well as the battle for Okinawa in WWII. A group of dive shops and other organizations arranged for the Bibb and the Duane (the Bibb's sister ship) to be stripped and prepared as artificial reefs and dive sites. The doors were removed above the main deck and the lower compartments were sealed. Both ships were sunk in 1987.

The Bibb sits on its side in 130 feet of water. Because the current is usually very bad here and the fact that the wreck is on its side in 130 feet of water which could cause vertigo, the Bibb is not visited by local dive shops very often. And it is imperative that only advanced divers try this dive. It could be very dangerous.

There are 2 buoys - one at the bow and one at the stern. Divers should always descend and ascend holding onto the line because the current is usually very strong and you could, quite literally, be swept away to sea.

This dive site is for advanced or technical divers only.

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