Welcome to Emerald Ocean Divers

Lionfish Hunting

We have a huge lion fish problem here in the gulf. You can help be a part of the solution and have fun doing it! Lionfish are an invasive species with an insatiable appetite for almost anything it can fit in their mouths. There are no limits on lion fish and they taste delicious. Come fill your Zoo Keepers up on the Stacie Nicole!

Explore new depths

There are literally endless possibilities here in the emerald ocean! There are wrecks and natural bottom reefs, old and new ships. Also, Pensacola is home to the worlds largest artificial reef, the USS Oriskany. We offer dives for all levels of divers from beginning to deep water tech divers and everything in-between.

Experienced Dive Masters always on board

We always have a fun and friendly DM on board for your convenience and safety.

USS Oriskany

The largest Artificial reef in the world

The Oriskany is an Essex class aircraft carrier built in 1945. She is 911 feet in length with a 129 foot beam. She was commissioned in 1950, and served until September 25th 1957 when she was decommissioned for the first time. The Mighty O was recommissioned on March 7th 1959 and served until September 30th 1976. She was laid to her final resting place 24 miles south of Pensacola on May 17 2006.

The Oriskany offers all types of diving. Whether your an advanced open water diver or the most skilled tech diver, the O has something for you. 

There is all kinds of life on the Oriskany. Some of the lucky visitors get the chance to swim with the whale sharks that visit from time to time.