Dive Site: Delray Wreck MAP IT!
City: Delray Beach, Florida
Type of Dive: South Florida Snorkeling Beach Dive
Depth: 14-20 Feet
Parking: Metered Parking Lot and Street
Local Beach Cam: South Beach Park
Last Updated: 8/5/2014
Diving the Delray Wreck:
The S.S. Inchulva rests about 500 feet off the south end of Delray Beach’s Public Beach in 20 feet of water. Better known as the Delray Wreck, the ship sank in front of the beach on September 11, 1903 by a strong hurricane. The S.S. Inchulva was grounded as it didn’t see any light and wrecked. The 38 crew did not know land was so close. Nine crewman lost their lives that day.
What’s now known as the Delray Wreck was a 386-foot steel-hulled freighter Not much remains of the Delray Wreck today. Just the boiler and some debris to the south.
Now the fun part…diving the Delray Wreck! The Delray Wreck is great for snorkeling or beginner scuba divers. Finding the wreck is easy, but takes a little planning. Enter the beach at Casuarina Road. Walk straight into the ocean. When in the water, you will see a building in the distance that looks like it has a chimney. Staying inline with this building, swim east. This will bring you right to the Delray Wreck’s boiler.
After exploring the boiler, swim south about 70 yards until you’re inline with the south edge of the Seagate Beach Club building. Now swim 5 yards west. This will bring you to the south remains of the Delray Wreck. Most of this section is covered in sand, but many trigger fish call this section of the Delray Wreck home.
Driving Directions To The Delray Wreck:
From I95 take exit 52, Atlantic Ave., east. Turn right onto A1A / South Ocean Blvd. and drive south for about half a mile. Parallel park near Casuarina Road or at Anchor Park.
What You May See While Snorkeling The Delray Wreck:
Trigger Fish, Sergeant Majors, Stonefish, Porcupine Fish, Grunts, Porkfish, Tarpon, Juvenile French Angel Fish.
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