Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
02/09/2014 3.27 Wreck of the Regina Aka Sugar Barge Florida, USA East
Dove the Regina to test out some new gear last summer. The wreck is mark by a white buoy, might have a tied off bleach bottle or some such but it was still there. Not much left of the ship but if you look around you will find pieces scattered about. The dive shop is now named SeaKat and the gentleman I dealt with there was great. Very helpful and knowledgeable. It is a very easy dive. Park (and please patronize) in front of SeaKat and simply walk across the street. A few more steps put you on the beach. Then look for the white buoy about 75 yards out. That is it. Just swim out and have a look. Not a dive you would fly halfway around the world for but great for a beginner (20ft if you can find a hole to put your depth gauge in). Great for locals or if you are in the area and just want to get wet. Very little if any current and the waves are rarely any problem. Visibility isn't great. 8 foot or so when I was there. It might be better at times but 8 foot isn't bad for this site. After dining there are many places to see and eat all around. If you have a non-diving spouse they can enjoy the nice sandy beach until you make it back. (ask her/him to have a few cold beers ready and waiting too ;) )
06/27/2013 3.22 Regina Wreck Or Molasses Barge Florida, USA East
It is still there. Now a big white floating bucket marks the location. Not a lot to see but for the area it is good. Enough of the wreck is still there to give the local sea critters somewhere to hang out. Access is easy. Park at Seakat divers, rent a tank and walk across the street. A gradually sloping sand bottom makes entry easy. Of course you might have to deal with the waves but that shouldn't be too difficult. Viz was about 6-8 foot but in the wreckage field it would drop with all the stuff coming off the wreck itself. Easy shore dive, good for beginners but bland for experienced divers.