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Butler Barge (a.k.a. Brown -or- Fort Walton Barge} - Fort Walton Beach FL

Butler Barge (a.k.a. Brown -or- Fort Walton Barge} is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Fort Walton Beach, FL. This dive site has an average rating of 3.00 out of 5 from 6 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 71-80ft/22-24m. The average visibility is 41-50ft/12-15m.

Actual GPS location is 30’21.537 N, 86’35.614 W

A 200 foot large barge sunk on 31 December 1977 which sits in 80 feet of water. This barge is the largest of the sunken barges in the Fort Walton Beach/Destin area. The wreck is currently in multiple pieces due to hurricanes slowly taking their toll on the wreck, but offers many opportunities to see marine life and large fish. Good place Spearfishing.

NOTE: This Barge has many names which include: Bulter(s) Barge, Brown(s) Barge, and Fort Walton Barge.

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oceanbound - 9/22/2019 3:13 PM
Rating Added: 4
Skeptic14 - 11/08/2016 8:27 AM
I went scuba diving here on 9/24/2016. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
It’s an Ok dive, but I’d much rather do the bridge rubble than this site.
flyingDiver75 - 11/07/2016 5:34 PM
Rating Added: 2
Often has poor visibility. Small site - not great if you’re in a large group.
MolonLabe - 3/28/2014 7:42 AM
Rating Added: 3
Lots of life on this one.