One of the deeper wreck dives, the USS Curb is located about one mile south of a more popular wreck site, the Cayman Salvager. The USS Curb is an artificial reef site that was sunk in 1983. Originally, the vessel was used in war-type missions as well as salvaging duties. She was built in California and launched in 1943, and decommissioned in 1946. The visibility down here is variable, but typically pretty good. This is because the wreck is close to the shipping channel, which makes the visibility good. But sediments and silt often get in the way and pose a threat to the visibility. Before the sinking of the USS Curb, the ship was stripped and openings created which today allow divers to better explore certain areas of the ship such as the lower deck, the rudders, and the shafts. Because of the depth of the wreck and the potential difficulty of it, the site is not that popular with divers, which a good thing is if you like going down to a site with less people. Because of the less amount of traffic down here, the fish that make the USS Curb their home tend to be quite curious about humans. Seeing a wide variety of sea life is very typical of a dive down to the Curb. The most common species include large snapper, hogfish, tarpon, African pompano and tropical fish.