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Address: Key West, FL
Phone Number: 305-395-0880
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A Great Dive of The Vandenberg Wreck - Got lucky with very little current and great visibility

I dove the Vandenberg wreck twice on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. It was my first time diving it and I was a bit apprehensive having read many dive reports citing concerns about... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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Denver, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I dove the Vandenberg wreck twice on Wednesday, May 20, 2015. It was my first time diving it and I was a bit apprehensive having read many dive reports citing concerns about currents and visibility when diving it. Fortunately, we got lucky with the current (was virtually undetectable) and visibility (60+ ft) and had a really great dive that I... More 

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Dayton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

I have done a lot of wreck diving in my 40 years of diving and teaching SCUBA and I found nothing special at all about this wreck. There was very little marine growth, which maked a wreck very interesting, and very few fish inhabiting the wreck. Because of the depth (~90 feet) we had very little bottom time (15 minutes),... More 

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Burlington, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Great Dive for the experienced diver for sure given depth and currents. Huge groupers! This is one for the log book!

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This wreck is massive but for experienced divers it is pretty accessible and simply has to be done. Sadly there is no means of controlling visibility or currents so you can never be guaranteed ideal conditions as was the case on our two dives. But you know what? It doesn't matter...its iconic....just do it. There are some huge Groupers and... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Great visibility, strong currents. Used SouthPoint Diving. Very professional. The wreck was awesome to dive. Skin suit was only used as the water temps on that day was 81.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Got my Advanced Open Water Scuba Certification here. Perfect time of the year. Waters were calm and the wreck was memorable!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The Vandenberg was a great experience for clarity of water, condition of the wreck, and variety of marine life. Recommend timing it though for calm winds/seas as it can get rough when trying to get back onboard. We had a mild current which eases once you get in close to the wreck. There are plenty of reference points so you... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Very big wreck, very good swin throughs. Not a lot of marine life on it yet, but the wreck itself is worth going in my opinion (if you like wrecks).. It is for advanced divers only, as most things are below 30m

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The Vandenberg is excellent for skilled and upgrading divers who want to expand their skills beyond the normal 20' reef dives. Good vis. Large fish. Several dive groups will take you. I use Captain's Corner. Enjoy.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You could do 500 dives on this wreck and not see the same thing, the best! beautiful. lots of swim throughs and penetration. HUGE ship

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