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Interesting repeat dive

The very first wreck dive I did 20 years ago was the Oro Verde in 1996. It was mostly intact at... read more

Reviewed 31 March 2017
cdnwatchguy
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Sherwood Park Alberta
Great dive - lot's of marine life!

It's a nice wreck in relatively shallow water. The wreck itself is more a "wreck of a wreck" but... read more

Reviewed 5 March 2017
StefanMayak
,
Ingolstadt, Germany
via mobile
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Shipwreck favored by divers.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible0%
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“easy dive” (2 reviews)
“marine life” (2 reviews)
“story” (2 reviews)
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

The very first wreck dive I did 20 years ago was the Oro Verde in 1996. It was mostly intact at that time however post hurricane Ivan it has moved half a kilometer towards the shore and smashed on the reef. It is torn apart...More

Thank cdnwatchguy
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

It's a nice wreck in relatively shallow water. The wreck itself is more a "wreck of a wreck" but this fact makes it so interesting (at least to me). Since all parts are quite spread out, a lot of marine life can be found hiding...More

Thank StefanMayak
Reviewed 23 February 2017

This was my first night dive, but my only disappointing dive. (I guess I like to see more coral and fish, and the usual nightlife just didn't come out.) The wreck is in pieces. A bit of an underwater junkyard.

Thank JeromeSherry
Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Not an intact wreck. Broken up quite a bit. The history of the wreck is interesting. A couple of bicycles among the wreckage. The story behind them is interesting but they do stand out. Lots of life. Saw a green moray, nurse shark, and grouper...More

Thank Rob N
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Lots of life around the wreck, not a place to go exploring inside the ship as it's been beat up over the years. Easy dive, lots to see.

Thank KW M
Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a traditional wreck site this probably isn't it. The ship has long since disintegrated in a storm. There is still a lot of debris to check out and the nearby formations are great.

Thank johndwilliams
Reviewed 30 November 2015

The wreck of the Oro Verde has long since passed its appeal as a wreck dive. Now lying in pieces along Paradise Reef, the bow section impinges the reef while small, broken sections are strewn along the shallow sand. A mid-ship segment that is fairly...More

Thank 10-FT-STOP
Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Good all around wreck site to play around looking in all the cracks and crevices for fish, lobsters, and crabs. some decent corals but not an advanced site.

Thank Jstinger
Reviewed 29 July 2015

I love to explore shipwrecks, but the Oro Verde, as was explained to me by the locals, has been pushed around by hurricanes and tides so much that is is literally a wreck of a wreck. Most of the ship is strewn about the bottom...More

1  Thank Matt E
Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

We spent a wonderful dive on the Oro Verde. Steve Isley from DiveTech entertained us with the story. The wreck is full of sea life. It's absolutely stunning. A definite must!

Thank suzyf29
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