Warning: Attention Divers Please do not anchor your boat to the ship. It will damage or destroy the artwork!

Welcome to

Shipwreck Park

Pompano Beach

Mission Statement

Shipwreck Park is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the creation of an underwater park system establishing artificial reefs, utilizing public art to raise awareness of the need to preserve and conserve our natural coral reef system.

Values (A.C.E)

Art: Creation of unique, transformative and living public art to raise awareness and inspire emotional connections.

Conservation: Deploy host structures that facilitate the natural colonization of marine habitats to protect and conserve our natural marine ecosystems.

Education: To create public awareness about the plight of the marine environment by inspiring support of conservation efforts off our shores.

Latest News

“In the last 30 years, over 50% of the world’s coral reefs have died”-NOAA
“To lose coral reefs is to fundamentally undermine the health of a very large proportion of the human race,” –Ruth Gates Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology

The purpose of Shipwreck Park Pompano is to develop and protect our coral reefs. Our events seek to engage and inform the public through art and
education of the importance of the reefs and ways they can become involved.

That sinking feeling is actually a good thing at Shipwreck Park’s new dive bar.

August 2, 2017 | By Shipwreck Park

Thousands watched the Okinawa with its whimsical bar scene go down to the watery depths.

Outdoors notebook: Register by Sunday for the Lady Luck Underwater Poker Tournament

July 13, 2017 | By Shipwreck Park

The registration deadline is Sunday for the inaugural Lady Luck Underwater Poker Tournament, which is July 23 on the artificial reef off Pompano Beach in honor of the one-year anniversary of the ship’s sinking.

Lady Luck will be scuba diving attraction

July 21, 2016 | By Shipwreck Park

When the Lady Luck artificial reef is sunk off Pompano Beach on Saturday, it will not only provide habitat for a variety of marine life but also a highly anticipated destination for South Florida scuba divers.

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The Okinawa began life in 1953 as an Army tug boat and was named in commemoration of the 1945 WWII Pacific battle by the same name.
Shipwreck Park seeks to sink the Okinawa, placing her among other shipwrecks as the Park’s newest diving
attraction on this magnificent artificial reef system.

The Lady Luck has sunk!


The Newtown Creek, a 324 foot tanker vessel, has arrived in South Florida and has been sunk on July 23rd, 2016 as an artificial reef 1 ½ miles off Pompano Beach’s shore. This ship is one of the biggest contributions to Florida’s artificial reef system and one of the most easily accessible major dive sites in the nation. The ship is the centerpiece of what will become known as Shipwreck Park, surrounded by 16 other existing wrecks covered with marine life. Shipwreck Park is a unique underwater cultural arts park with rotating underwater art exhibits. The ship includes specific themes, exciting underwater events, artwork and rotating art exhibits to create a unique dive experience for local and
international tourists.

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