For thousands of years, travelers have sailed Florida waters looking for treasure. Some of those ships never made it to shore. Their past may be mentioned in history books but their remnants are still obvious underwater. Some of the shipwrecks have been well-off to have been selected as a Florida Underwater archeological sanctuary.
In 1987, Florida started developing an arrangement of underwater parks featuring shipwrecks and other historic sites around the state. The shipwrecks are such a popular attraction for scuba divers to witness a part of Florida’s history up close. Not only are the preserves very interesting with the archeological features but also the marine life that make these museums come alive.
Each underwater site is construed by a sign; from a local dive shop you can get a brochure which is laminated to see the guide underwater. The parks are open to the public year round and free of charge.
To view where these underwater museums are located and learn some history of the vessels; take a virtual tour by visiting: Museums in the Sea.
Take an underwater adventure to explore the museums stapled to our Florida history!