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Spiegel Grove

Address: Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Reefs, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef for underwater diving...
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Type: Ships, Reefs, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Owner description: Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef for underwater diving enthusiasts.
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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Excellent Dive, Currents strong, please follow master divers instructions, because to get from boat to the wreck you have to use the ropes because the current is super strong. Visibility was not superb but we had a lot of fun. You have to dive several times in order to cover the whole wreck... This is a huge ship.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Humongous wreck. Lots to see. Fun deep dive. Challenging given the depth and strong currents. Very cool to see the ship emerge from the gloom as you descend the mooring line.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Despite I prefer diving on real wrecks, this artificial reef is always worth a visit. I would recommend booking a double dip with Horizon Divers or Ocean Divers for your expedition.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I dove the Spiegel 3 times with Scuba-Do dive company which has free guides so we were able to check out the whole wreck, we were lucky to have excellent vis and not much current. This wreck is sooo cool, did some swim throughs. Our 2nd dive we got to see the giant grouper, lots of barracuda, it was Awesome-a... More 

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This is a large, deep wreck, so you can't see everything. I was able to get to the stern on both dives, but it resulted in less dive time. We were tempted to swim under the helicopter pad on the second dive, but decided against because of safety and the amount of air we had. Maybe next time.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We hit the Spiegel and were fortunate to be the first there in the morning and to get our chosen buoy. Visibility was good enough for the season and current wasn't too strong. Did some swim-throughs and saw a school of barracuda. I've since seen video of the giant groper that hangs out there and it's a monster. She's a... More 

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Naples, Florida
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3 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

The Spiegel Grove is a good Wreck to dive at least once. I have done it both as a recreational diver and as a technical diver (that is I've been around the deck and in the sand on the bottom for extended period). You need to have good buoyancy skills and air management because the sand is below recreational depths.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I did three fantastic dives on the Spiegel grove. This wreck is for advanced divers. With plent of swim throughs, coral and plenty of life. I highly recommend Rainbow Reef Divers to bring you out for this dive.

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Virginia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a great dive...we went out with Ocean Divers who were great. Very professional and respectful of experienced divers. We doubled dipped - Diving Nitrox gave us plenty of time on the wreck. It is a little disconcerting to run into a 7 foot to 8 foot 500 lbs grouper inside the wreck but it was amazing to see... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

For the advanced divers, awesome wreck to go through. Definitely need to find the flag on deck and take a pic with it. Good heads up to follow the signs. Only go in the rooms marked. Lady died the summer we were there.

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