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Address: Key Largo, FL
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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cool wreck/drift dive

Rainbow Reef captain dropped us down bow line and moved to pick us up from stern line in high current conditions. Drifted along wreck length and investigated superstructure along... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
David O
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Rochester, New York
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

Wreck was a beauty, but the current was a little too much for me. I heard the current is always fast on the Duane, but until you experience it, you never know.

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Rochester, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Rainbow Reef captain dropped us down bow line and moved to pick us up from stern line in high current conditions. Drifted along wreck length and investigated superstructure along the way at around 100 feet. Nice!

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Like diving into an underwater zoo. Moray Eels, Nurse Sharks, Barracuda, etc. Did a swim-through of the vessel's wheelhouse and swam right next to a 200lb Loggerhead turtle taking a nap. Visibility outstanding, vessel's swim-throughs were silt-free.

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Trenton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

What a wreck!! It is so beautiful, lots of amazing coral growth with tons of fish. A photographers dream.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Do you want to see where those cool wreck pic were taken? Try this wreck. The Duane is stable with great decent lines (usually, wear gloves). This has been the site of great pics through the years, its an advanced dive but an easy one. I always use Amy Slates

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Saw a Bullshark while diving here, great wreck to see, not as deep as the sister ship, the "Bib". I used Horizon Divers to take me to the dive site, who gave a great presentation on the history of the ship, and how to dive the wreck.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I am never left wanting on this wreck. I have dived this wreck at least a dozen times and every time I see sharks, barracudas and other big marine life. One new diver and his parents even saw a Great White shark one day a year or so ago. Highly recommend

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The #1 wreck is the Spiegel Grove (with much debate). The Duane is smaller, and has more growth so we tend to see more. She's a more advanced dive because of the depth (100' at her deck), and the current that comes and goes. But we've seen turtles, Goliath Grouper, sharks, turtles, hogfish, turtles. I've been diving the Duane with... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

When we were headed out to the Duane the captain and divemaster could not believe how calm the conditions were. The dive was great, surface conditions were smooth and very little current for late Dec. We had excellent vis, lots of fish, just a really cool wreck to dive!

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Lansing, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Our dive on the Duane was fantastic. Good viz and little current. Saw large barracudas and a nurse shark at the stern.

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