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USCG Duane

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Address: Key Largo, FL
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: The 329-foot Coast Guard cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 to create an...
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.
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Great wreck dive!

I really loved this site. So glad we booked it. I had read online it was the place to go so I booked it, but then my buddy was telling me all the wrecks she had done in Florida... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I really loved this site. So glad we booked it. I had read online it was the place to go so I booked it, but then my buddy was telling me all the wrecks she had done in Florida pretty much sucked, so we were kind of concerned. But once we got to the bottom, those concerns disappeared. There was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We did couple dives in here week ago and it was really incredible experience ;-) What I loved the most ..was swimming with the huge sea turtle :-)

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Kentwood, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had a very nice dive on this ship. Sea was like glass. Saw a big grouper just as we hit the deck and then it slowly swam off. Had a guide so it was a typical dive.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The Duane is a great dive - well worth looking into the history of this ship. There can be some current, but it is manageable and you will be completely comfortable if you're with a good operation. I went with Silent World Divers and loved it. Many times they try to pair this with a dive on the Bibb, which... More 

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This wreck is a great dive! Lot's of sea life, including a huge grouper, a coupe of large nurse sharks and lots of smaller fish. This wreck is in about 120 feet of water.

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

This is a great dive. The ship is upright and sits at roughly 100 ft. There was no current while we were there, though I'm told it can occasionally get fairly strong. Fish life was great - there was a large 8 ft. nurse shark hanging out on the bow. This is a must see wreck and a lot of... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Awesome deep wreck dive (130 ft). Usually a stunning wreck dive with lots of clear water, lots of sea life, and lots of big swim thrus and deck levels. Only bad thing is the current is often ripping, so plan accordingly. They even had a big great white visit it a few years ago (video is on You Tube). But... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

At 100 feet down, the light is still surprisingly good midday, and did not need a torch for most of time. Really big Moray in front cargo hold, and another smaller one near bow descent line. Only 20 minutes at depth, so don't dawdle! Explore the compartments a little, if you dare, and aim for the light on the other... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The wreck is perfectly placed, sitting upright with some cool swim through opportunities. Saw a large nurse shark, two goliath grouper, lots of fish. No turtles on this dive but I am told they are sometimes around. Water was clear - we could see from one end of the ship almost to the other. We liked that you can see... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Did my 100th dive on this wreck, while the current can be a challenge we had perfect conditions, its been down awhile and the life on the wreck was outstanding.

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Address: Key Largo, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo

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