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A purported shipwreck was investigated recently. A team surveying the pass for dredging by the Army Corps of Engineers looked for evidence of a schooner, the Percy Payne; however, no physical evidence was found.
All that remains of this wooden schooner can be found 100 yards offshore, off St. Andrews Park. Unfortunately divers will only find a few timbers to mark the site.
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It appears it was sunk in 1916 and was a Schooner, west of the west jetty about 300 ft offshore.
DECO is right, but there really isnt much to see as far as a boat goes, lots of fish though.
Talk to the guys at Panama City Dive Center, the one closest to the park, they have a lot of info. Also the pontoon rental place in the park is awesome, they give you a map of places to snorkel/ dive, and if you ask they know of some wreck site in the bay. good prices at both place. I'll get some pics up if i can ever get my camera working again.
I can't speak to the rental prices of the other shops but we (Panama City Dive Charters) are the cheapest deal in town for fills and pretty close to the State Park. $3 air fills and $5 nitrox fills 5512 Thomas Drive 850-588-8077
+1 on the shop.
Additionally, there is a "Chicago-Style" Hot Dog Trailer parked in his parking lot that has the best hot dogs in a 1000 mile radius