Scuba diving in SS Sapona

From Shore
Diver level
Average: 16.4 ft
Maximum: 19.68 ft
Average: not available
Maximum: 49.2 ft
Sapona has become a popular dive site thanks to the wreck of a ship with the same name that ran aground and was broken into pieces by a hurricane in 1926. The ship is only partially submerged, and a large portion of it still remains above the water. The shallow depth of the wreck makes this dive site a great place for beginner divers to get experience in wreck diving. The rusty remains of the ship attract a great deal of marine life. Divers can easily spot trigger fish, grunts and large lobsters.

When to go

The water temperature in the area in winter is around 18-25C/64-77F and the average temperature in summer is 24-33C/75-91F.

What to see

The main attraction for divers is the wreck itself. The wreck lies in about 5m/15ft of water and it is easy to penetrate. Besides the wreck, divers will see trigger fish, grunts, and large lobsters.

Reachable from

North Bimini

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