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Have visited this twice with 2 different dive buddies, over the last 2 years, 4 dives total. Each... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2018
billmN5292MM
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Memphis, Tennessee
Every diver should do it.

Dove the "Big O" twice. Saw a lot of large fish and got got good photos. The mid column currents... read more

Reviewed 7 July 2018
407BillD
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Pensacola, Florida
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Reviewed 18 July 2018

Have visited this twice with 2 different dive buddies, over the last 2 years, 4 dives total. Each time the current was pretty tough. With that, and the fact there is no place to 'land' till about 85', I think it best to warn newbies...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank billmN5292MM
Reviewed 7 July 2018

Dove the "Big O" twice. Saw a lot of large fish and got got good photos. The mid column currents can be very strong - be careful.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank 407BillD
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Good dive for an advance diver. Takes awhile to get there on a calm sea day. Very large ship with very good photo ops.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LizDecor
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Eric B
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I personally do not dive but, my son loves it. He and his friends dove at the Oriskany last year and brought home some of the best grouper. He said it was an great experience driving so deep!

Date of experience: May 2016
1  Thank Melissa W
Reviewed 25 June 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Martin B
Reviewed 18 May 2016

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

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Bob S
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Had we had been able to see more of this carrier I would have enjoyed my trip more. Three dives out here would be nice.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank nyassa
Reviewed 30 September 2015

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.

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank LipeByte
Reviewed 30 August 2015

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

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank jimcrowsr1961
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