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Address: Key Largo, FL
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Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Description: Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial...
Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef for underwater diving enthusiasts.
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Great deep wreck dive

Awesome deep wreck dive (130 ft). Usually a stunning wreck dive with lots of clear water, lots of sea life, and lots of big swim thrus and deck levels.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Roger G
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Key Largo, Florida
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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

An excellent dive, with safe wreck penetration possible, and it's own menagerie of big fish.Goliath Grouper and Big barracuda are easy to meet and you work your way along, over and through the wreck

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Key Largo, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Awesome deep wreck dive (130 ft). Usually a stunning wreck dive with lots of clear water, lots of sea life, and lots of big swim thrus and deck levels.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great wreck for more "beginner" wreck penetration, meaning lots of places to swim in rooms or down hallways and you can always see natural light. The sheer size of it is amazing to see also as you descend on it. One of my favorite wrecks.

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We finished an advanced rebreather dive course with Rainbow Reef Dive Center, our last two dives on the Spiegel Grove, the dives were amazing! I would recommend diving the Spiegel Grove to anyone. but using Rainbow Reef Dive Center was an excellent choice. They cater to the divers and everyone was so helpful and nice. The boat captains; Owen and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

This is a great wreck; we did a double dip on this wreck with minimal current-it was wonderful. I seen the Mascot (Snoopy) for the first time on my first dive-that was too cool. Our guide made sure that we seen as much of it as possible. This is a must see wreck for all Advanced, or Technical Divers.

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Orrington, Maine
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Awesome deep wreck dive with Rainbow Reef Dive Center - a little current on the dive site but Dive Instructor (Nichole) made it easy.

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Bristol, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

My husband loved this dive with Horizon Divers in Key Largo. He dove with Dave Wilkerson and really enjoyed threading through the internal passageways of the ship he had once been on briefly during his Navy days.

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Lingle, Wyoming
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

this dive is on our number one list. American flag flying on the ship still was pretty cool. alittle current but you do have a rope to hang on to with a safety stop marker very easy to see. Visability is about 50 to 60 feet at this time. Got to swim through the ship to see the rooms. You... More 

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Wood Dale, Illinois
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I really liked the fact that the wreck is not that deep, but demands that a diver be knowledgeable and use their head. It is not technically challenging, but the fact that it is in the Gulf Stream means that one side of it and the top have HUGE currents! It tends to keep newer divers off of it. As... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This is a very popular dive site in the Key's. You should always remember to dive within your training and abilities as this is a deeper dive and is subject to current and visibility changes. I have been on this wreck several times starting in 2003 and find it diver friendly when conditions are good. This year we dove with... More 

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