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USCG Duane

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Address: Key Largo, FL
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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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Duane dives in Jan 2016.

Had a GREAT double dip on the Duane in mid January with Ocean Divers. Got some excellent video of the resident 6' ~ 7' moray eel on the stern just before we came up!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a GREAT double dip on the Duane in mid January with Ocean Divers. Got some excellent video of the resident 6' ~ 7' moray eel on the stern just before we came up!

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Maryland
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

This is probably my favorite wreck ever! It is a beautiful Coast Guard Cutter sitting upright on the sand. I didn't take my camera, and I'm glad, because the current was extremely strong for the first fifteen feet, requiring me to hold on to the descent line very tightly, as well as my mask and regulator. After 15 feet the... More 

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Thank reikimom999
Key Largo, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

The USCGC Duane is a great dive here in Key Largo. It is a deeper wreck and you should be an advanced diver to do this one. Our group got to snorkel and then dive with a 30-35 foot whale shark here last week! Fantastic dive made even better by this visitor!

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Thank JohnAB13
Effort, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We dove the Duane on a day that the seas were rough and the current strong. This made it difficult to truly explore the wreck. The visibility was only 10-15 feet at depth preventing a genuine look-about. Would like to return on a calm day to enjoy the site.

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Thank miklin2015
Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Great dive! A lot to see at different depths, so you can start deep and still have things to see while you're coming back up. It was my favorite wreck dive this trip, even more so than the Spiegel.

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Thank cathyindc
Gardiner, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

It was a little difficult of a dive because the current was very strong. However, we got to swim through parts of the boat and it was beautiful.

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Thank Kelly M
Honolulu, Hawaii
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

when in the Keys, as a diver, you should dive the Duane. Of course the same wreck is a different dive depending on the dive shop, so do your homework.

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great wreck, one of my favorites, i am a retired scuba instructor and this is a fave among dive pros. Lots of places to enter the wreck, lots of profile and sea life. Current can be strong.

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Thank Oceanpro40
Urbandale, Iowa, United States
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great wreck with lots to see. Had a RIPPING current the day that we were there so had to GI Joe around the deck a bit , but hey, it's diving.....

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

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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