Train wheels reef is the resting place of a an old sunken supply barge. While the wreck has become part of the reef, the cargo the ship was carrying that day - train wheels for the Flagler Railroad- are still found scattered around the ocean floor. Large Elkhorn Coral has adopted & grown from the wheels which protect large schools of fish!
Southeast of the Elbow, this reef forms a spur and groove formation featuring coral ridges, topped by giant Elkhorn corals. These shallow coral colonies provide excellent habitats for schooling grunts and other tropical fish. This is a great site for photographers given the shallow depths and massive variety of fish.
Carysfort is one of the largest major reef systems in the sanctuary. The beautiful reef consists of acres and acres of shallow reef systems, edged by a steep drop off to 75 ft - Carysfort Ledge. Along the sloping wall there are beautiful arrays of Coral formations and fish life. If snorkeling make sure to swim near Carysfort lighthouse to visit the Elkhorn coral gardens.
Anchor Chain reef is known for having an abundance of fish life and a must stop spot for photographers. Lying across the reef near the mooring ball you will find a huge anchor chain and dated concrete mooring block, believed to have once been the connection to Elbow Reefs original light ship.
Towering coral ridges mark this spur and groove reef. Staghorn, Elkhorn and Star corals provide shelter for an array of tropical marine life. Turtles and spotted eagle rays are often seen at this dive site.
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