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USCG Duane

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #5 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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Helena, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

After a previous cancellation 2 days prior we were able to dive this wreck. After making it down via the mooring rope in strong currents, it was a relatively easy dive. Lots of sea life and gorgeous corals growing. I would say the finagling to get the dive in before we flew out was well worth it.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Got to dive the Duane for the first time in September. While maybe not as spectacular as the Spiegel it is definitely still worth a dive.

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Westminster, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

This is a great dive if you are a confident diver. It can be nerve-wracking for a novice. There is frequently a strong current that can be disconcerting but the dive is well worth it! This site should be reserved for open water divers with lots of experience, advanced divers, or advanced students.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Did this wreck twice that weekend. First time there was a little current and my partner was running low on air so we cut dive short. Second time with a different partner was able to leisurely view ship. Lots of history in these waters. This dive is a little easier then the Spiegel Grove.

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Olathe, Kansas, United States
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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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