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USCG Duane

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Address: , Key Largo, FL
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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

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

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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Urbandale, Iowa, United States
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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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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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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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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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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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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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