The Windjammer Wreck, located less than a mile southwest of Loggerhead Key, is the most complete wreck site in the Dry Tortugas. In 1907, the large sailing vessel named Avanti struck the Loggerhead reef after a navigational error. The heavily damaged ship eventually broke apart and sank though the crew was saved. The wreck site lies in 18-21 feet of water and is in two main fields, the bow portion and midships/stern/mast structures.
The wreck is home to a wide variety of marine life, including coral and schools of colorful reef fish. A mooring buoy (RNAMB1/Windjammer: N24° 37.461 W82° 56.564 ) is provided for anchoring to prevent damage to the site and reef. We have snorkeled and dove this wreck and although part of the structure is shallow and even sticking out of the water, a majority of the wreck is in 20 feet of water which makes it a great dive.
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