CVB and PC Dive Center to Sink the Red Sea

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PANAMA CITY BEACH CONVENTION & VISITORS BUREAU IN COOPERATION WITH FLORIDA AQUATIC & MARINE, PANAMA CITY DIVE CENTER & LOCAL DIVE SHOPS TO SINK THE RED SEA
Local Tug Boat will be the Latest Addition to a Variety of Dive Sites and Artificial Reefs off the Coast of Panama City Beach

WHAT:

On Wednesday, June 24, Panama City Beach will give diving enthusiasts another underwater area for exploration as local tug boat, the Red Sea, is scheduled to descend 75 ft. below the water’s surface approximately six miles off shore.

Known as the “Wreck Capital of the South,” Panama City Beach provides a great variety of dive sites. Divers have their choice of natural, historical and artificial reefs in the waters off Panama City Beach. The Red Sea joins over twenty dive sites in the area and is the first boat to be sunk in 2009 in Panama City Beach and the most recent shallow wreck site since the sinking of LCAC in 1995.

WHEN:

TUESDAY, June 23, 2009

2:30 p.m.

St. Andrews Marina, 3151 W 10th St Panama City, FL 32401

*In advance of tomorrow’s event, media are invited to come to St. Andrews Marina TODAY at 2:30 p.m. to preview the Red Sea prior to its final descent.

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24, 2009

*10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Red Sea will leave St. Andrews Marina at 6:30 a.m.

* Boat designated for media and invited guests to observe and cover the sinking of the Red Sea will leave Capt. Anderson’s Marina promptly at 8:30 a.m. Space is limited. RSVP to 850-233-5070, att. Dana Lent

WHERE:

Target Coordinates:

30 00 98 / 85 42 20

Roughly 1 mi. South East of the old Midway site in the vicinity of the USS Strength

For additional information, contact the Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau at 850-233-5070 or Florida Aquatic & Marine at 850-872-8016

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