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Vandenberg Wreck

Key West, FL
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Ranked #8 of 85 attractions in Key West
Type: Reefs
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Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

The guide ropes are spiny and prickly so definitely wear gloves. I got a few splinters which became infected and required a hospital stay for IV meds and hand surgery to flush the tendon beds. Wear Gloves!!! The wreck dive is really great so you will not be disappointed. The ship is huge and interesting and you will need dozens... More

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Sisters, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Requires Advanced Open Water PADI card or you can hire a guide. I would recommend anyone from Lost Reef Adventures. Great team all the way down the line.

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Barrie
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is my favorite wreck of all time. I'm not sure that you could get bored diving on it. There can be a strong currents on it at times. Highly recommend diving this wreck whenever you're in Key West.

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Okinawa, Japan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Great deep dive! Lots of fish, rust, and algae! Watch the currents as you head down, but once you're on the deck, the water is nice and calm. You get about 17 minutes of time, and that got us about 1/3 of the deck seen. Lots of barracuda. Lots of bat fish.

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LOUYISVILLE KY
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70 reviews 70 reviews
10 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Dove with Southpoint Dive shop. Very professional. Only 3 of us on the boat that day. Great dive team. Warm flat water in February.Good visibility . 2 good nitrox dives. The boat was clean. Gear was well maintained. I would use them any time. Bring Atomice waste candies for Mat

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

even the visiblity was not that great and see quite rough it still was great two dives! A lot of fish were also around. A lot of rooms and doors were you can enter a life the wreck. If you are diver and you at the Keys don't miss it!

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Lower Keys, Florida
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

What an amazing experience! This huge shipwreck is the best dive I've ever done and so much more than I expected! Even with low visibility we were able to get down easily with the line system and check out this monstrous ship. You can dive this wreck over and over and see something new every time. Great job Key West!... More

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Billings, MT
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

You couldn't investigate all of this in 20 dives. Lots to see and if done in good viz an amazing amount of sea life.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I have been diving the Vandenberg since they sank it. I find that each year it is cool to see the changes and new life. However it is starting to become very crowded. I personal don't like that some of the people are spear fishing during the dive. I find it to be very dangerous with the amount of people... More

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

this was a good dive with a cool history behind it, very big and alot of fish everywhere. would really recommend for anyone who is looking for a key west dive.

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