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Henrietta Marie 1699, slave ship is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located at Marquesas Keys, Key West, FL. The maximum depth is 41-50ft/12-15m. The average visibility is 41-50ft/12-15m.

The Henrietta Marie was a slave ship that carried captive Africans to the West Indies, where they were sold as slaves. The ship wrecked at the southern tip of Florida on its way home to England, and is one of only a few wrecks of slave ships that have been identified.

The wreck was found in 1972 during a magnetometer survey by a boat operated by a subsidiary of Mel Fisher’s Treasure Salvors, Inc.

New Ground is a bar located 26.2 miles west from Key West harbor. Fabled as a productive fishery, in a very remote area. There are no inhabited areas closer than the island of Key West. New Ground depths range from 8ft at the shallowest to 45ft on the edges. A very popular spot for spearfishing and diving. There are several shipwrecks located around this reef, the most famous being the Henrietta Marie, an English merchant slave ship that sank on the reef in the summer of 1700

Diving with a Purpose video;



Mel Fisher video showing wreck and diving conditions;

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