GPS Location: Latitude 29 58.399′ N Longitude 87 12.630’W
The Avocet was a 247′ long, 52′ wide clam shell dredge that was sunk in 1991 to create an artificial reef. It now rest in 115′ of water about 24 miles SSE from Pensacola Pass. Over the years the upper section of the wreck has been broken off and scattered and the hull has sepearated into two sections about 10′ apart.
Chevron Oil Rig
GPS Location: Latitude 30 04.244′ N Longitude 87 02.118′ W
The Chevron Rig consist of two platform jackets that were donated and deployed in 1993 as a part of the “Rigs to Reefs” program turning retired oil platforms into artificial reefs. This is a popular site for spearfishing and lobster gathering due to the fact that the open structure of the rigs are very effective at attracting large varieties of marine life.