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Spiegel Grove

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #3 of 20 Attractions in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Reefs, Outdoors
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, Outdoors
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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Savannah, Georgia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I always dive on the Spiegel whenever I get to Key Largo, and this trip was no exception. Dove it with Rainbow Reef Dive Center, as usual. It's a reasonably deep dive, averaging 80-100 feet, but it is such an awesome ship with so much to see, I wish I could augment the 100 AL tanks with Nitrox. Sadly, RR... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

You can't do the whole ship in one dive, it is so massive. Coral and sea life growth since its sinking is impressive. Great underwater photo opps.

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Toledo, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Good dive location. During my dive I encountered a monster sized Grouper ... maybe 500 pounds (yikes!!!) ... the dive was great swimming around the ship with a couple of swim throughs.

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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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