A natural reef located about 5 miles south of the Destin
Air Force Barge (Eglin Barge)
A 100-foot steel barge sunk by
Okaloosa County in 1977. Located only two miles south of the
Destin Pass. A popular fishing and diving site.
2 - 17 Mi
14 US Army M-60 tanks were sunk in the Gulf of Mexico in
various locations in 1994 as part of a joint artificial reef and logistics exercise called Reefex94.
A 100-ft long barge sunk in 1992 with some old storage
tanks. The hull of another small boat
lies just to the west of the barge.
2 Mi (1 mile from Crab Island)
Groups of plastic cone
culverts deployed in the Choctawhatchee Bay in 1987.
An 85' tugboat sunk in 2001 in 110 feet of water 18
miles south of the Destin pass.
Bridge Rubble consists of multiple piles of old bridge rubble
dumped outside the pass in the 1970's when the Destin Bridge was
replaced. Many pieces are still recognizable as pieces of
concrete road. It's a popular fishing and diving spot
because of its close proximity.
A 35-foot sailboat prepared by the Emerald Coast Reef
Association over several months and deployed on Dec 6, 2012 in
the Gulf of Mexico.
The Janet is an 85-foot long
tugboat sunk in 1997 by Okaloosa County 10 miles south of the
Destin pass in 95' of water. A bull shark and large
amberjack are the stars of this video.
Donated by AJs restaurant in memory of deckhand Kerry
Ricks. Prepared and deployed by the Emerald Coast Reef
Association and AJs in September of 2011. Read media
reports of the sinking hereandhere.
A 95-foot tugboat sunk in 1997
about 5 miles from the pass and only half-a-mile from the shore.
Goliath groupers (jewfish) frequent here regularly...one steals the show
in this video.
A 50-ft tugboat sunk on May 10th, 2011.
This HD video shows her being
sunk and how she looks on the bottom.
The intake is a 10-foot square cage in 20 feet of water
that covers a tube that goes underground and into Destin Harbor.
It used to pump fresh water into the harbor but is no longer in
The jetties are Destin's most popular beach spot for diving and
snorkeling. Make sure to dive at high slack tide to get
the best visibility and to avoid the
strong tidal currents. Video taken with Destin Snorkel's
Hayward Liberty Ship
One of several Liberty ships sunk in the Destin area in
1977. It's mostly just the steel hull, 360 feet in
length. A very popular spot for both anglers and divers.
A natural reef near the Thomas Hayward Liberty Ship.
Named for the white sponges that grow on the reef. You'll
find lots of frogfish here like the ones in the video.