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Address: 22 miles south of Pensacola Beach on the Ocean, Pensacola, FL 32507
Phone Number: +1 850-291-3501
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The Mighty "O" !

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 September 2016
Eric B
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Tallassee, Alabama, United States
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Tallassee, Alabama, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 ready for a challenging yet very rewarding dive!

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Pensacola, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Thank Melissa W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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 instead of air, because otherwise the dive gets too short.

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Thank Martin B
Americus, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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 world. It is awesome--the size of it. Bottom time is a little limited due to... More 

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nyassa
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Boquete, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Rocky Mount, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 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 amount of sea life

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

Amazing Memorial weekend scuba dives on the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany, 23 miles off the Pensacola coast in Florida. The vessel was purposely sunk in 2006 in 250ft of water. The ships island starts at around 80ft down with the flight deck down at 140ft. Spent the whole dive exploring the ships island so much to see will need at... More 

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Pensacola, Florida
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2015

The top of the tower is at 85 feet, so recreational divers can't see much. The tower is also festooned with fishing lines, often the near unbreakable spider wire. Our dive master had to cut me free of the lines with the scissors he carried for this purpose.

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Newtown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

I had planned to make this dive two days in a row but opted out of the second day after an unspectacular first day. Overall, you probably have to do this dive. After all, it is the largest artificial reef in the world. But, it is definitely geared more toward tech divers given the depth of the deck (140') and... More 

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