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This is the first Florida Underwater Archaeological Preserve. It marks the site of the Urca de Lima a Spanish Galleon that sunk during a hurricane in 1715. It is part of the 1715 Treasure Fleet. Older references claim that this site has mooring buoys, but this is no longer the case.

More info, site map; museumsinthesea.com/urcadelima/tour.htm

YouTube; youtube.com/watch?v=FWa817FuLOM

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SharkyDiver - 6/15/2015 8:56 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/13/2015. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
We had problems with the boat GPS, so we dove the third reef near the Urca de Lima. The reef looked larger on the boat depth finder. It was a small 2 - 4 foot ridge in about 20 feet of water. The visibility was about 15 ft. Honestly, the reef looked dead, possibly from salvaging activity.

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