Shipwreck Park in Pompano Beach, Florida just opened and it’s a super cool underwater art installation.
Shipwreck Park in Pompano Beach, Florida is America’s newest manmade underwater park and artificial reef. This past Saturday a 324-foot tanker vessel, Lady Luck, was submerged just off the shore of Broward County, complete with loads of artwork by local artist, Dennis MacDonald. Lady Luck is one of the biggest additions to the artificial reef system of Florida, and is now officially one of the easiest-to-access major dive sites in the country. It’s a short boat ride from the local Hillsboro Inlet (which you can basically wave to from local beaches), and features an underwater art gallery complete with a faux, dive-worthy casino. There is a cascade of giant dice, an octopus craps dealer (because who doesn’t want to gamble with all 8 legs?), card sharks (we love good puns), and an obviously alluring mermaid cocktail waitress.
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Even if you’re not a gambler, I mean, c’mon — there’s a mermaid.
The tanker was formerly an environmental boat from New York City, but is now calling an area about 120 feet deep and a mile and half off the coast of Pompano Beach home. The hull of sunken treasure at Shipwreck Park offers recreational divers of all levels a fun scuba experience.
For more info visit shipwreckparkpompano.org