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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.

Crabisland.com 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.