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Vandenberg Wreck

Address: Key West, FL
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Ranked #5 of 94 Attractions in Key West
Type: Reefs, Nature & Parks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

If you have the advanced/ deep/ overhead environment qualifications to go past 60' It is a great dive. Unless you are only into the macro lifeforms, this wreck can take 3 or more days to complete. I always find something new & I've been diving it since it was a new wreck.

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Yorktown, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

We booked a wreck diver over a week in advance and were shocked when it was cancelled at 9:00 PM the evening before our scheduled dive. It appears the dive companies need the tourists from the cruise ships to fill their dive slots and visitors who fly or take a car only fill "extra" slots. Bottom line is to not... More 

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Did a double afternoon dip on the Vandy last October and we were the only dive boat moored there! WOW is all I can say, my non diving buddy that I was with asked me how it was and all I could say is "I'm speechless" I was diving with a guide and we were on Nitrox so we spent... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The staff at Finz was excellent and accomodating. They made arrangements for me to do a refresher the day before the dive. The only snafu was that part of the group was over and hour late and put us behind. Even though we were the first to the Vandenberg. The predive briefing was excellent. The dive was excellent. A wreck... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is a great dive. Lots of history and great to see such a beautiful ship repurposed not once, but twice now for everyone to enjoy. Try to get a double-dip on this one and you will still not see everything. Good for both newer divers as well as more advanced divers.

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North Key Largo, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Huge, amazing wreck. You could dive it a hundred times and just begin to see it all. Had great conditions with barely any current and calm seas for a double dip on this as part of my Advance Open Water class. Would love to dive it again.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had pretty good viz and little current. The ship is still is good condition. I went with a guide since I had not been on this wreck before. The only down side is that it is deep so you lose bottom time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

did the dive two years ago. It was good but dangerous. Be experienced. Two days before I arrived a diver disappeared.

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we dove the Vandenberg the week it was sunk now several years later we have returned and what a different ship it has become there is coral and fans now the fish are abundent

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Great wreck dive. Plenty of fish now call this home. Saw some goliath grouper and other big boys. Not much current on the morning we went. Most boats in key west now make a few trips/week out to the Vandenberg. Definitely worth a trip.

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