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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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Favorite wreck in the US

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Key Largo, Florida
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Key Largo, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 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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Lingle, Wyoming
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This wreck dive has lots of fish to see ( we saw shark,baracuda,turtles, plus many other small fish).After seeing USS Spiegel Grove this one is next to it for adventure. same amount of current but not bad. they blew this ship up so their are lots of pieces lying on the bottom with sea life hiding under it.

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Batavia, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

There are lots of things to look at (aside from the wreckage). An abundance of sea life and a sea turtle the size of a small car. I found a clear spot and actually stood on the deck, it was pretty amazing. It's a shallow dive and very relaxing.

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Miami, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This is a large wreck, spead out over several different directions with lots of fish life. This is a good dive for novices since only 30 to 40 ft deep. Wreck is open, no area to explore inside or get hung up.

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Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went with Horizons Divers, an overall great dive. Tons of sea life just an overall great diving experience

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

While wreck diving isn't my favorite, this site has plenty of fish, coral and life and the current was never an issue

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

The Benwood is cool to do during the day, but at night...WOW!! Dive with Horizon Divers on Saturday night and you will see turtles, huge Parrot Fish, lobster, even a octopus on occasion. Love it!!

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