Thursday, October 1, 2020

‘Lady Luck’ Sunk As South Florida’s Latest Artificial Reef

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The Lady Luck, a 324-foot/99-meter tanker vessel formerly known as the Newtown Creek, recently became the latest ship to be sunk as an artificial reef off Pompano Beach, Florida.

The Professional Association of Dive Instructors, which donated US$5,000/4,474 Euros toward the effort, recently said:

“This ship will be one of the biggest contributions to Florida’s artificial reef system and one of the most easily accessible major dive sites in the nation.”

The Lady Luck will be the centerpiece of what will become known as “Shipwreck Park,” an area surrounded by 16 other existing wrecks covered with marine life.

Additionally, the new park will have rotating underwater art exhibits placed on the sunken ships.

Check out the video of the ship’s sinking below, and for more information about South Florida’s latest artificial reef, go to shipwreckparkpompano.org.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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