06/18/2019 - 06/23/2019

Pensacola – group rate full

Dive the USS Oriskany

Where we are diving

Join Trip Leader Chris Hill to the white sand beaches of Pensacola.  The warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico lap the endless beaches on the Sunshine State’s Panhandle, and just offshore is some of Florida’s best scuba diving. Florida’s Panhandle is a seascape of wrecks, towers and ledges, all brimming with supersized fish. Just miles off some of the Panhandle’s coast are hundreds of ships and artificial reef structures that dot the ocean floor. Popular dive sites include: USS Oriskany, SS San Pablo and Pete Tide II.

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Where we are staying

Relax in the newly renovated Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Downtown, a hotel where you will be surrounded by the most modern and beautiful contemporary design.  The Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Downtown is located in the Historical Downtown District, just minutes from the famous Palafox Historic Area. Take advantage of great entertainment that varies from the Saenger Theater, glass blowing, belly dancing, shopping, and fabulous dining. Some of the most beautiful beaches in the world can be found at Perdido Key and Pensacola Beach where blue skies, jeweled green water with swaying sea oats provide the perfect backdrop for your Florida vacation.

Price

  • $1,570 per diver

Deposit and payments

  • $500 deposit due upon sign up
  • Balance due April 1, 2019

Other info

  • Non-diver: $840 per diver
  • Prices are based upon double occupancy
  • All payments are non-refundable
  • Prices are subject to change due to events outside of our control

Seasonal weather

The average high temperature is 88°F and the average low temperature is 74°F. The average water temperature is 80°F.

What prior travelers say

Diving the Oriskany allows one to see a massive warship that once projected power throughout the world peacefully laying in her final resting place as a haven for a multitude of marine life. Seeing the Oriskany for the first time as she takes shape under a diver during the descent gives one a new sense of scale as the sheer size of the vessel becomes apparent. She’s a treasure waiting for underwater adventurers to come and find her.

– Chris H.

What’s included

  • 5 nights of accommodations
  • 8 boat dives (including USS Oriskany)
  • Breakfast and lunch

What’s not included

Recommended courses

  • Deep Diving
  • Wreck Diving

Recommended equipment

  • Surface marker buoy
  • Oceanic Pro Plus

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