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Spiegel Grove

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #2 of 22 attractions in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Ships, Reefs
Activities: Scuba diving, Snorkeling
Traveler Description: When the ship was originally sunk, it landed on its side.  Hurricane Dennis uprighted it!!  It's a dive for advanced or technical divers only. Here's... more »
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Phoenix, Arizona
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209 reviews 209 reviews
109 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The Spiegel Grove is a giant 510 foot long, 80 foot wide ship sunk as an artificial reef off of Key Largo. The size is hard to imagine until you start at the bow and swim towards the stern that is out of sight in 100ft vis. You descend down on a buoy line to a deck at about 70... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I try to get here whenever I'm in the Keys. It's a great dive and large enough that you could dive it multiple times and never have the same dive. It was cleared as an artificial reef so penetration is not dangerous if you have a little training. Lots of open hatches and clear line of sight to the outside.

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Portland, Maine
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Fantastic 500'+ artificial reef that was prepared for diving prior to sinking. You will need your Advanced Open Water certification (diving depth starts around 70' and the wreck sits in about 140' to the sand). But you can get your certs done while you are there - I highly recommend Silent World in Key Largo where I got mine.

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Rockville, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Beautiful wreck, great visibility, but the current was brutal. It tore off my mask which I was able to save on the descent but was so bad that I could not completely purge the mask until I reached the wreck and some shelter from the current. It's a great place but it was challenging with the current on this particular... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We were fortunate to go on our own boat so we picked a time when there were no other boats on the wreck. Even if there had been, it was well worth it! It's not as good as the Kittiwake in Grand Cayman, but for Florida diving, it was darned good!

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Monte-carlo, Monaco
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Need a qualified professional guide. Sail Fish Scuba did a fantastic job. Great for penetration, amazing groupers,

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Richmond, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I have dove this wreck several times. It is an advanced dive but a lot to see. Take camera. It has tons of fish and an American Flag still "flies" from the superstructure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

was just an awesome wreck dive, the deep blue water was intense on the way down to the 140ft bottom. Make sure to grab a pic by the American Flag!

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austin
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10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Bring your Nitrox card to explore more of the ship as it can get take several dives to see all of it. I also saw the massive goliath grouper mentioned in the other reviews, it was the biggest I've EVER seen ! I suggest getting there early to have a prime buoy if there happens to be a current and... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

This dive site have a lot to it. The ship is huge, so you'll need several dives to see it all. Because some parts of the wrek are deep, it helps if you use nitrox. So have you certification before going so you'll be able to get more botton time. it's worth it.

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