The LuLu – Alabama’s Artificial Reef



The LuLu, re-christened retired cargo ship, was sunk in approximately 115 feet of water, 17 nautical miles south of Perdido Pass in Orange Beach and joins the area off the Alabama coast that is the site of the largest artificial reef program in the United States.  The LuLu is the first large cargo, full-ship artificial reef deployment in Alabama waters.

Onboard attractions for divers include a massive open hold measuring 200 feet long and 28 feet deep and a large superstructure astern with four decks and several opportunities for penetration.

With the LuLu safely on the ocean’s floor and in an effort to continue their conservation, push of reefing large ships in the northern Gulf and off Alabama’s coast is next on the cards.

Source: Gulf Shores Alabama