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USCG Duane

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #3 of 22 attractions in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: The 329-foot Coast Guard cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 to create an "artificial reef," which was specially prepared for advanced divers with clear,... more » Owner description: The 329-foot Coast Guard cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 to create an "artificial reef," which was specially prepared for advanced divers with clear, open hatchways and open rooms to explore. « less
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Illinois
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

This dive almost didn't happen thanks to communication issues with a couple of Sea Dweller employees. The current that day wasn't too bad at all and had pretty good visibility. This was probably one of the easier wreck dives I've done as far as being a bigger ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Great dive site. It is a deep dive, about 120 feet. Has nice swim through opportunities and love that it is sitting upright compared to the Bibb which is on it's side. You will not regret diving this wreck.

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Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Sitting next to sister ship Bibb (Duane sits upright and Bibb rests on its side) these are two great AOW dives. Duane has some great penetration diving too. Artificial reef that was prepped for diving prior to being sunk.

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Rockville, Maryland
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Beautiful wreck, saw a huge Goliath Grouper. We had a great day out there -- current was there but diveable and even at over 100' we had time to do some serious diving.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

What an amazing shipwreck to dive on!!! There is so many openings you can dive throe entire upper section, even for those who do not like penetrate it is a pure joy. Watch for currents, they are pretty strong. Marine life is exceptional, I had seen 300 lbs Goliath Grouper, many Barracudas.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have been diving the Duane for 19 yrs and though it has gone through many changes it is still the best dive in the Fl Keys. Try to get the center buoy attached to the smoke stack. It allows you to go to bow or stern depending on the current as well as a multi level dive to end on.... More

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Groves, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

USCG Duane lies 70-130 feet deep. Excellent dive for advanced divers. Was able to take some great pictures. Helpful with the ropes and buoys attached to get back to dive boat.

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Camberley, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Plenty to see and explore both inside and out, again watch out for the currents. This artificial reef is an ex US Coastguard cutter so a fascinating dive for a range of depths and experience.

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Barrie
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Another great Key Largo Florida Keys dive site. Tons of fish and makes for some great pictures. Always look forward to diving this wreck.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Smaller wreck but also a must do. Current can be tricky but we had ideal conditions. Lot's of easy pass throughs. Don't miss this if the current will allow.

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