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Spiegel Grove

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #3 of 23 Attractions in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
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Owner description: Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef for underwater diving enthusiasts.
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014 NEW

So much to see there - giant Groupers and other creatures. Enough that we have to come back again. Visibility was pretty good.

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Melville, ny
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We lucked out big time. No current, 40' plus viz. make sure you do your safety stops, bottom was 98'.

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Thomasville, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

The size of this wreck was breathtaking. The visibility wasn't great on our day, but it was very interesting.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Vis was a little low, current was medium. water temp was good..82 and depth, did about 3/4 of the wreck and really enjoyed my dive. A must dive for all AOW's

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I had the opportunity to dive 3 times on the Spiegel Grove. All 3 times the current outside the boat was of medium strength and the visibility was about 25 feet. I loved each of these dives as I was able to swim through many openings and explore the ship. This was my first wreck dive so I could be... More

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Hoboken, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I went with Ocean Divers. They were excellent. Great dive and an intact wreck sitting upright. A little spooky with the American flag waving ( due to the current) from the stern.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

This really was a very good location for a wreck dive. On a clear day the wreck is beautiful to see as you descend. It is also easy and safe to swim through the wreck. On a calm day there are very few locations that beat this one for a spectacular dive.

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Kearney, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Dove the Spiegel again in September and had another great time. Saw a big Grouper again and lots of other fish as well.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Awesome wreck dive. Lots to see - can do great swim throughs and see the entire boat in tact - its huge!

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Westminster, Colorado, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

If you're an advanced diver, when in the Keys, you've got to dive the Spiegel Grove. This is not a dive for newbies but it is a terrific dive if you have experience. There is wonderful animal life on and near the wreck and there are ample opportunities to penetrate this wreck but stay on the outside unless you have... More

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