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Description - **Note: This information was provided by www.floridastateparks.org.

This underwater archaeological preserve features a submerged shipwreck that is available for diving and snorkeling. Part of a Spanish flotilla, the San Pedro was a 287-ton, Dutch-built ship which sank in a hurricane on July 13, 1733. Her remains were discovered in 1960 in Hawk Channel near Indian Key. After major salvage efforts in the 1960s, all that remains of San Pedro is a large pile of ballast stones covering an area 90 feet long and 30 feet wide. The underwater site has been enhanced with seven replica cannons, an anchor, and an information plaque. Visitors can also appreciate the marine life that occupies the site. Located in 18 feet of water, approximately 1.25 nautical miles south from Indian Key at GPS coordinates 24 degrees 51.802'N, 80 degrees 40.795'W. To prevent anchor damage, please tie up to mooring buoys located at the site.

Recreation - Boating and canoeing are available.

Scuba diving and snorkeling are permitted.

Snorkeling and swimming available in designated areas.

Location - San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park is located in 18 feet of water, approximately 1.25 nautical miles south from Indian Key at GPS coordinates: 24 degrees 51.802’N 80 degrees 40.795’W.


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Contact Information:
San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park, P.O. Box 1052 , Islamorada, Florida, 33036, Phone: 305-664-2540
, michael.strivelli@dep.state.fl.us

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Florida State Parks - The mission of the Florida Park Service is to provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.

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Florida Division of Recreation & Parks - Official agency website

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