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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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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

It was a great dive, but man the current kicked our butts. We could barely hang on to the down line. It was a little better when we hit the deck. There is a lot of things to see. Take a bright dive light and take your time (if you can) Watch out for jellyfish on the way up the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

A large wreck with a lot of wonderful things to see like large barracuda, puffer fish, lobsters, and eels; my max depth was 107'; however, it's about 120' to the sand. This was my first deep dive. I will definitely return soon, because you cannot see the whole wreck in 1 dive.

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Waibstadt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Did a two tank dive there and enjoyed it a Lot. It was my First wrack, but Not so exciting for experienced Wrack divers.

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Miami, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We dove in late July and liked this wreck dive. It was deep and the current was so strong that my buddy and I had to fight. A lot of barracudas were spotted...

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Gland, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I just loved it ! It's pretty deep, visibility is good and the wreck is full of fishes. Swim through allowed.

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Illinois
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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 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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