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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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I was really looking forward to the Spiegel Grove coming to Key Largo and it was a great dive that lived up to expectations. When I dived it, current was not really that strong... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I was really looking forward to the Spiegel Grove coming to Key Largo and it was a great dive that lived up to expectations. When I dived it, current was not really that strong that you could not easily fin against it on the surface, but our dive boat took lots of care warning against current issues, so it obviously... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

I have done 4 dives on the Grove. Her bottom is at ~130ft, although the upper deck is at 60ft. It is a very popular wreck dive. Entry and exit is usually going up and down by the ropes (which can encrusted by barnacles) thethered to the ship and buoy. It can get crowded if several diveboats are present. Visibility... More 

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Decatur, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is a fun wreck to dive! It has numerous swim throughs (if you so choose). A lot of marine life to be seen. The visibility was very good too!

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Fredonia, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Wouldn't be able to see it all in two dives. Dove it with Horizon Divers, great dive shop. Current can be an issue.

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Bedford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great hour long dive going through and round this fascinating wreck. So much to see on this large wreck. Worth getting a competent guide to show you round to maximise your enjoyment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

A great dive, even though I've done it hundreds of times. I have a personal connection, since my Dad's twin brother actually served on the ship

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Tons of fun. Still a relatively new wreck so it's still growing. Lots of cool swim throughs. Would have thought the props would have been bigger.

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Clermont, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is one of the iconic artificial reef wrecks in the Florida Keys. It lies in about 130 feet of water (at the sand) and can be dived within recreational depths on the super-structure starting at about 65 feet. Don't miss this dive if you are interested in wrecks!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

A bucket list for me ticket off! :) The current is rather strong to get down to the wreck but the size and structure of the wreck is impressive. Would be great on a twin-set to get more time down there.

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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We dove this wreck as part of our AOW class with Rainbow Reef. We ended up diving it twice and will be back to dive it again. It's huge and there's a lot to see.

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