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Address: Key Largo, FL
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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Swim throughs everywhere for beginners and for the seasoned!!

This is a Beautiful Wreck!!! Full of swim through s for the beginner and tricky ones for the well seasoned! They have a Snoopy scavenger hunt for the well seasoned. Not sure I... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 10, 2015
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Warrensburg, Illinois, United States
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Warrensburg, Illinois, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a Beautiful Wreck!!! Full of swim through s for the beginner and tricky ones for the well seasoned! They have a Snoopy scavenger hunt for the well seasoned. Not sure I have ever seen anything as awesome as the US Flag swaying full open with Barracuda sitting at it's edge like it was one guard duty! If your... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

200+ dives on the Spiegel Grove...ask me to go this afternoon and I'm in. 60' to the top of the wreck. 135' to the sand. We've seen Goliath Grouper, sharks (rarely), rays, in December we saw a Whale Shark. Last summer we found a black Frog Fish!! Horizon Divers does double dips (two dives) where as most dive operators in... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
15 helpful votes 15 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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