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Vandenberg Wreck

Key West, FL
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Ranked #5 of 82 Attractions in Key West
Type: Reefs
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The shipwreck is amazing and huge, but often water currents are quite strong, air hogs need to watch their air supply all the time, there is a lot of moving and air goes really fast. Tons of swim throes, many open rooms to visit inside during the dive, penetration possible but I recommend taking a guide. Visibility at times is... More

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Port Orange, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

This is the second largest artificial reef in the world. We went out with Southpoint Divers (exceptional boat, shop, and crew). It's a deep dive but my buddy and I stayed around 80 feet and had to 40 minute dives. The current was rippin' pretty good but the view descending is awesome. Lots of critters and corals made for some... More

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BC
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Bumped into a goliath grouper on the way down. Great visibility today. No big currents. Fabulous dive.

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Madrid
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

It is just magnificent to go inside. Make sure you get a dive master to guide you if it is first time.

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Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
68 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This amazing 500 ft wreck was was sunk to create an artificial reef that will help save the ecology by taking pressure off the natural reefs. In addition it also helps the local economy and provides a wonderful dive location for divers of every level. So if you're a beginner or a PADI dive master take advantage of this unique... More

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Fort Pierce, FL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This was a great dive. We did a double dip. I can't wait to come back after more time has passed to get more sea life growing on it.

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London, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
29 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

the site was full of fish, lots to see and take pictures of. well worth it if you are into scuba diving

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Miami, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It was my first wreck dive, and it was absolutely magical! The Vanderberg was sunk with scuba divers in mind, so its in great condition, with places you can dive inside. There's some sea life too.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

The wreck was great as a deep dive for my advanced scuba certification. The water was warmer the deeper we went and we got to see some interesting sea life that you don't see on a shallower reef.

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Key West, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Love that it generally hangs out at 65'. Lowest I've been was 90' briefly and momentarily 115'. Saw a huge goliath grouper at one end. Highly recommended! Most dives in Key West are all reef and shallow which are beautiful but if you want a deeper wreck dive this is it, with plenty of history!

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