New Addition to Local Reef

Jan 21, 2023 | News, Photos was there to watch as Okaloosa County sunk the Manta, another addition to our local artificial reef.

This 180-foot former research vessel, the MANTA, now lies in 110 feet of water about 16 miles off Destin's coastline. It's the latest addition to the Emerald Coast's reef system. was there Jan. 15 as officials from Okaloosa County sunk the ship, starting the process of attracting a rich oceanic hot spot for folks to dive and fish.