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Latitude: 26° 9.376' N
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Located just offshore of Fort Lauderdale.
How? By boat
Distance Good boat time (< 30min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Alternative name Jacob Rusch
Average depth 22.9 m / 75.1 ft
Max depth 29.6 m / 97.1 ft
Current Low ( < 1 knot)
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Great
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Interesting
- Marine biology
- Dive training
She was originally built in 1951 and called the Jacob Rusch. This 198-foot freighter was sunk as an artificial reef site off Fort Lauderdale on March 30, 1985.
The Mercedes is the most famous wrecks off the east coast of Florida.
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