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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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Anaheim
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Using the line to get down to the wreck was totally necessary. After getting the group down we only had about 20 minutes bottom time trying to hide from the strong current. Not a lot of fun as you had to swim a lot to stay in the same place. Got a cool picture of the flag and absolutely hope... More

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

It is a deep dive and you have to dive several times to see the entire ship. The experience however was amazing and I would recommend it to any experienced scuba diver. For sure it is not for beginners, advanced certification is required for all divers

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Gland, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

As I dived on this wreck, I arrived near the US flag and there was this huge goliath grouper ; just incredible !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

There is a decent sized Goliath Grouper down there on an enormous USN ship. Very strong currents and a deep dive. I did this as part of my wreck certification specialty with the Scuba Do Dive Shop and they were great. I highly recommend the dive site and Scuba Do when in Key Largo.

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Miami, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This was a great wreck to dive. It was a landing vessel for the US Navy before it was sunk off of Key Largo. I personally liked the deeper parts towards the helipad because it had a mysterious allure to it. There are some swim throughs that allowed you to penetrate the wreck. There is a decent current, especially while... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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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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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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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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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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