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Charleston 60

Student Charter (Certified Divers Welcome)

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Open Water Students
$145
Certified Divers
$145
Non-divers
$145

Charleston 60

The Charleston 60 is a 240 foot barge sitting in 60 feet of water. The deck is littered with large metal tubes that were once used as ballast for disarmed nuclear submarines during the twilight years of the Cold War, when relations began to improve between the U.S. and Russia. In a few areas you can get down between the tubes and sit on the sandy bottom, and there are lots of great rings to swim through and practice your buoyancy skills. Of the port bow, and off the stern, there are two large water towers that you can visit on a clear day. This wreck is covered in oyster toadfish, and often sees large schools of amberjacks and spadefish. There are other sites near the barge that we may anchor to as well; a favorite alternative site is “the APCs,” which consists of about 30 armored personnel carriers such as tanks and Humvees that are loaded with soft corals and fish.