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The Oriskany! Awesome experience for the advanced diver. The ship is huge!Lots of photo ops, you will see tons of large AJ, sharks, baracooda, plus the ship itself is laden with coral, and lots of small wildlife. Take it easy the night before and get...More
This was my first ship wreck dive, so I may be a little too excited about it, however I believe everyone should do this dive. It is really amazing!
The wreck is a little too deep - about 120-130 ft, so I would recommend nitrox...More
The flight deck is at 146 feet--i verified. The bridge starts at 90 feet. It is a great dive. As you go down you will see a part of the ship, then more, then all of it. It is the largest artificial reef in the...More
There are many places to see as a diver in Pensacola but there are two great places to see. The Russian freighter and this. The USS Oriskany is relatively new (3-4 yrs) but a great place to dive especially when the water is perfectly clear.
you can do nothing about visibility however it was dark and limited. the guide said it was better than average vis. i would say we had 40ft. the wreck can only be viewed entirely by tech divers. lots of huge barracudas. it has a large...More
Amazing Memorial weekend scuba dives on the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany, 23 miles off the Pensacola coast in Florida. The vessel was purposely sunk in 2006 in 250ft of water. The ships island starts at around 80ft down with the flight deck down at 140ft....More
The top of the tower is at 85 feet, so recreational divers can't see much. The tower is also festooned with fishing lines, often the near unbreakable spider wire. Our dive master had to cut me free of the lines with the scissors he carried...More