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Copenhagen aka Cumberland Barge is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Fort Lauderdale, FL. This dive site has an average rating of 3.69 out of 5 from 29 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 31-35ft/9-11m. The average visibility is 36-40ft/11-12m.

This wreck is one of the most popular historical shipwrecks in Florida and is an Underwater Archaeological Preserve.

This wreck can actually be dove from shore but it’s a half mile so conditions need to be right.

From The SS Copenhagen was a steamer 325’ long with a beam of 47’. The wreck is broken up along the eastern side of the Pompano Drop Off. While some of the wreckage is buried you can still make out many features of the wreck. It is nostalgic diving or snorkeling a wreck site over a hundred years old. Usually you see large schools of bait fish being chased by the rest of the food chain.

History: The British cargo ship Copenhagen was built by Priestman & Co. of Sunderland in 1898. The Copenhagen was owned by Glasgow Ship Owners Co. While en route from Philadelphia to Havana with 4,940 tons of coal, she ran aground on the Pompano Drop Off. Although the ship was unsalvageable, her cargo was saved. The Copenhagen remained partially visible above the water until WWII naval fighter pilots used her for target practice sending her to the bottom where she sits today. The Copenhagen was declared a State Underwater Archaeological Preserve in 1994.


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Erik_F - 16 days 17 hours ago.
I’m looking for someone to dive this wreck from shore around 4-6pm this week. Anyone available that has been here?
joe_bird - 6/01/2019 8:20 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/30/2019. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Duke106 - 3/17/2019 1:23 PM
Rating Added: 3
I went here with The Pompano Dive Center. I had a great time and the crew was fantastic.
seeker242 - 9/22/2015 6:19 PM
Rating Added: 3
Good shallow water dive!
pharo - 1/06/2015 5:30 PM
I went scuba diving here on 12/28/2014. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
handyman132 - 7/22/2014 3:25 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/24/2014. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
My first open water dive. I went with my class and preformed the skills that my instructor required of us and then we proceeded around the wreak and I was blown away with the anchor and the amount of life around the area.
bvarn1 - 1/30/2014 8:07 PM
I went scuba diving here on 12/11/2010. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
yellowcobra98 - 8/19/2012 9:59 AM
Rating Added: 2
Check out dive August 8, 2012
mdj1122 - 8/04/2009 12:21 PM
I did one of my certification dives here. Great wreck, lots of marine life to see. Very good for beginning divers.
RockinFTL - 1/26/2009 12:55 PM
Completed open water dives, obtained Certification. Dove site 4 times in 2 days.