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Address: Key Largo, FL
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Selected as one of the dive sites on the Florida Keys' Shipwreck Trail...
Selected as one of the dive sites on the Florida Keys' Shipwreck Trail, this merchant marine freighter was built in 1920 and sunk in 1942.
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Great Sea Life

Great site when the water is clear. The Wreck itself is nothing to be excited about. There is lots of sea life. The water is shallow so you can stay for ever.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 16, 2015
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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30 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Great site when the water is clear. The Wreck itself is nothing to be excited about. There is lots of sea life. The water is shallow so you can stay for ever.

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Semmes, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Lots of area to explore on this wreck. We saw a variety of marine life and some corals. Be sure to take a flashlight to look into/under all the nooks and crannies!

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Jeanerette, Louisiana, United States
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We dove it twice this year and we always see the coolest stuff there. It's a must-see! Make sure your dive operation has plans to take you there!

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

I was a little skeptical about diving the Benwood. It is a relatively shallow wreck and has been blown apart (look into the history - this was actually damaged in a collision with another ship running without lights in WWII to avoid detection by U-Boats and later used for target practice). I am very glad I did. The sun was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

Although the familiar with this wreck during the day my first night dive during my AOW training was awesome. My instructor Dan at rainbow reef was great at telling us what to excpect and be able to enjoy the experience. I enjoy diving the site but I will repeat this site as a night dive again.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

About a 45 minute boat ride from the marina, this a nice shallow wreck dive, teaming with life. You could dive this site many times and always see something different.

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Key Largo, Florida
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Fairly shallow, 20-30 ft, lots of sea life, fairly contiguous wreck (some broken down parts), clear, warm, can do 1-2 circumventions on 1 tank and see everything

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Fabulous night dive. Parrot fish were asleep all over the wreck - too many to count, the green moral eel that was out in the late afternoon was also sound asleep and snuggling with a parrot fish, we were thrilled to see the 3 large turtles who slept through our shining lights … the shrimp, lobsters, and brown glass eyes... More 

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Chester, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Definitely a good dive site to check out. Lots of fish and some history to boot! A shallower dive so it makes a good second dive.

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Warwick, New York
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

LOVED the Benwood wreck! It was our first recreational dive since being certified. It was a great beginners dive. There was tons of coral and life.

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Address: Address: Key Largo, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo

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