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Arimoroa aka Egg Island Wreck is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Eleuthera, Egg Island, Bahamas. This dive site has an average rating of 2.00 out of 5 from 1 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 26-30ft/8-9m.


Arimoroa (Egg Island, 1970)

This wreck lies just off of Egg Island. In May of 1970, the Arimoroa, a steel-hulled, 260 foot Lebanese freighter, was traveling from South America to Europe with a cargo of guano-based fertilizer when a fire started in the ship’s galley. The fire spread so rapidly that the captain ordered the ship to be run aground on the closest island (Egg Island in this case). The crew was able to escape, but the cargo continued to burn for three months, and the phosphates leaking from the wreck made the area around the wreck barren of sea life for several years.

This wreck sits in 20 - 30 feet of water and is very accessible. The freighter used to sit upright on the reef, and looked from a distance as though it were merely sitting at anchor; from the nearby settlement of Current just seven miles away, the Arimoroa looked like a ship permanently at anchor). In 1992, Hurricane Andrew devastated this area and broke the wreck in half. Today, only the bow can still be seen above water. Scrapmetal dealers salvaged her propeller and some other parts prior to 2000.

This wreck is decaying fast; contrast the above video from 2010 with this YouTube video of the wreck from 2008.

GPS coordinates: N 25°28’21.1", W 76°53’20.1" (approach carefully, since parts of the wreck lie just three feet beneath the water but are invisible from the surface)
Other names for this dive site: The Freighter Wreck, Egg Island Wreck

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allisonfinch - 11/15/2013 11:24 AM
Rating Added: 2
been there