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USCG Duane

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #4 of 22 attractions in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Barrie
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Another great Key Largo Florida Keys dive site. Tons of fish and makes for some great pictures. Always look forward to diving this wreck.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Smaller wreck but also a must do. Current can be tricky but we had ideal conditions. Lot's of easy pass throughs. Don't miss this if the current will allow.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

A great dive where you can often see the wreck as soon as you drop in the water. Tends to be frequented by a number of nurse sharks and some large barracuda. I am never disappointed when i dive here and will always ensure I visit when I am diving in the area

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Key West, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

Bring your flashlight....this is one of the most color dives you will find in the Keys. This boat is loaded with sea life and covered in beautiful coral. I dove this on the same day as the USCGC Bibb. Two totally different dives but both amazing in different ways. The Duane is an overdose of color while the Bibb gave... More

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singapore
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Fantastic shipwreck to dive. She sits straight up, great marine incrustations over the years...Big fish call it home.

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Ithaca, NY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Loved this site - its clear and clean - easy to get around - perfect for beginner wreck divers. Awesome sealife and one big old sea turtle. Really a great time and a great dive!

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London, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I had a great dive on the USCGC Duane on a day with small waves and no current. The wreck has an abundance of marine life, the best I've seen so far in the Key Largo area. You can see most of the ship in two dives.

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Maple Shade, New Jersey
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40 reviews 40 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Great wreck dive. It is deep so not for the inexperienced diver. Not a lot of penetration (unlike the Spiegel Grove) but all in all, a good dive experience.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
7 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Such fun to dive through and around. Not a fun day topside, but had a blast down below. Lots of swimthroughs, plenty of life on the wreck.

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Richland, Washington
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

This wreck is covered with coral, was our favorite wreck dive in Key Largo. Lots of schools of fish. If you can only dive one wreck in Key Largo, pick this one!

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