The Bibb is an Artificial Reef off Key Largo in the Florida Keys
The Bibb is a 327' United States Coast Guard Cutter, her beam is 41 foot and she drew 13 feet of water. She was sunk off Key Largo in 1987 as part of the artificial reef program. She was paid for by the Keys Association of Dive Operators. The GPS Coordinates for this artificial reef are 24'59.710 N and 080'22.770 W.
She rolled over during the sinking and came to rest on her starboard side in 130 feet of water. When diving down to this wreck, you will reach the exterior of the hull at a depth of 95 feet.
This ship has an interesting history. She served as a convoy escort in WWII, she was in the invasion of Okinawa and saw active duty in the Vietnam War.
There's a good chance you'll see large Jewfish, Amberjacks, Barracudas, sharks and swarms of different species of smaller fish.
There are many hazards that could trap a diver inside this wreck so penetration dives are discouraged. The visibility is usually fabulous here due to the closeness of the Gulfstream. This also causes strong currents, and many dives have had to be rescheduled because of this. This wreck is for advanced divers only.
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