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Sat, Sep 21


Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center

Rex Bear Dive

Join us for this technical dive on the Rex Bear out of Miami, max depth 204ft / 73m (

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Rex Bear Dive
Rex Bear Dive

Time & Location

Sep 21, 2019, 8:00 AM

Tarpoon Lagoon Dive Center, 300 Alton Rd #110, Miami Beach, FL 33139, USA


The Dive Site (From WreckWiki)

  • Launch: April 4, 1956, at the Elmshorn, Germany shipyard of Kremer Sohn
  • 1990, Rex Bear arrived in Miami from Haiti, and squatted along the Miami River for over seven years.
  • After efforts from local and state agencies failed to motivate representatives for the Costa Rican company that owned the derelict vessel to move the Rex Bear, which was basically a hazard, the U S. Coast Guard began levying steep fines to illicit the desired response.  
  • The derelict vessel was ultimately donated to a local sport fishing group for use as an artificial reef.

Other Names:

  • Simon (1965 - Norwegian)
  • Ramsland (1975 - Norway)
  • God is Good
  • Rex
  • Rex Bear (Costa Rica)
  • Augie Ferrigno (Divesite Name)


On June 16, 1998, the Rex Bear was sunk as an artificial reef four and a half miles south of Government Cut in memory of a local fishing tackle supplier named Augie Ferrigno. The Rex Bear now sits upright and intact off Miami.

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