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3. PEDERNALIS WRECK

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The Pedernales wreck is an oil tanker that was torpedoed by a German submarine during the last World War. The wreck is a paradise for dive beginners. The wreck’s several large pieces are spread out between coral formations, and wreck cabins, wash basins, lavatories, and more is completely visible – even the wreck’s pipeline system. The wreck of the Pedernales was cut into three pieces by the U.S. military during the war. The center piece, damaged by the torpedo, was left behind, and the two end pieces were towed to the U.S. and welded together into a smaller vessel. The new ship was a part of the Normandy invasion fleet. The area around the Pedernales wreck is known for its many types of groupers and its bounty of angel fish.

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