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This dive site was amazing. The wreck itself is just rubble but the life is fantastic. We spent 30 minutes watching the yellow-headed jawfish and found one with eggs in its mouth. Such a cool find. And nearby were juvenile jawfish - teeny tiny ones....More
The very first wreck dive I did 20 years ago was the Oro Verde in 1996. It was mostly intact at that time however post hurricane Ivan it has moved half a kilometer towards the shore and smashed on the reef. It is torn apart...More
It's a nice wreck in relatively shallow water. The wreck itself is more a "wreck of a wreck" but this fact makes it so interesting (at least to me).
Since all parts are quite spread out, a lot of marine life can be found hiding...More
This was my first night dive, but my only disappointing dive. (I guess I like to see more coral and fish, and the usual nightlife just didn't come out.) The wreck is in pieces. A bit of an underwater junkyard.
Not an intact wreck. Broken up quite a bit. The history of the wreck is interesting. A couple of bicycles among the wreckage. The story behind them is interesting but they do stand out. Lots of life. Saw a green moray, nurse shark, and grouper...More
If you're looking for a traditional wreck site this probably isn't it. The ship has long since disintegrated in a storm. There is still a lot of debris to check out and the nearby formations are great.
The wreck of the Oro Verde has long since passed its appeal as a wreck dive. Now lying in pieces along Paradise Reef, the bow section impinges the reef while small, broken sections are strewn along the shallow sand. A mid-ship segment that is fairly...More
I love to explore shipwrecks, but the Oro Verde, as was explained to me by the locals, has been pushed around by hurricanes and tides so much that is is literally a wreck of a wreck. Most of the ship is strewn about the bottom...More