In 2012, the USS Mohawk, a 165-foot World War II Coast Guard cutter, was donated to the Lee County Department of Natural Resources and was transported to Fort Myers Beach, Florida. On July 2, the vessel was brought 30 miles off the coast of Sanibel Island where it was sunk in 90 feet of water to become an artificial reef. The Mohawk is the United States’ first military ship dedicated to veterans as a memorial reef.
The underwater tour was produced by Trident Global Imaging (TGI), a Florida company specializing in underwater photography. TGI’s team shot over 900 photos of the Mohawk in order to provide viewers with every detail of the memorial reef. The tour contains 16 detailed 360° panoramas that allow anyone with internet access and a computer or mobile device to experience the thrill of a wreck dive.
To take the virtual underwater tour, click here!
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