Barge Reef


This World War II-era barge sits upright on top of a small reef southwest of the south tip of Western Shoals.  The reef begins at 45 feet and slopes down on all sides to a 120ft sandy bottom. Large sponge colonies and schooling rainbow runners frequent this reef, which is seldom visited by divers.

The barge is home to numerous species of reef fish and invertebrates that hide inside the ribs of the barge. This barge is surrounded by interesting reefs, full of sponges, fish, and several varieties of coral.

Depth Ranges: 45-120'   Exp Level: Any   Access by boat    Avg Vis: 40-70'   GPS 13.27.2N, 144.38.9