Jim Atria Artificial Reef

The ship, a 240-foot Dutch freighter, originally named Poinciana, was built in 1961. She was later renamed Jim Atria, after a developer, diver, and sport fisherman who lived in Broward County and who assisted in the sinking of this vessel because he wanted to show his appreciation for the surrounding community.

Today she lies 1.75 miles East of the Vista Park kayak launch point at a depth of 135 feet. She sits upright with her two masts intact and with the roof of the wheelhouse on the portside at 95 feet. She has several exploration openings and is covered with a thick growth and many spiny oysters. Many corals and sea fans grow on her and many types of fish call her home.

GPS Coordinates
N 26° 09.870′
W 080° 04.225′

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