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Vandenberg Wreck

Key West, FL
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Ranked #7 of 84 attractions in Key West
Type: Reefs
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Punta Gorda, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Was on the bucket list and was so awesome I think I'll put it back on! We were lucky enough to dive it on a day with 100' viz, 84 degree water and no current! The wreck is a divers playground with tons of swim throughs, the radar domes are super cool. It is so big you can't see it... More

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Effingham, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This dive is excellent if you like wrecks. Definitely hire a guide to go into it. When we were there the visibility was excellent and there were a lot of barracudas hanging around. At the end of our last dive the divemaster saw some sharks. The dives are short due to the depth, but definitely worth going to.

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Sandy Springs, Georgia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

If you're diving in Key West, don't miss this great wreck dive! While my husband and I didn't intend to have a guide, it was great that we did since he had us swimming inside and through the wreck, up staircases and through doors from one end to the other (two dives total). Also, look for the giant green moray.... More

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Paris, Kentucky
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

An amazing dive with a very professional operation in Dive Key West, staff of Glen, Ian, Alli and Jeremy and shop staff were very helpful throughout

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Key West
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

At 522 ft long, in 150 feet of water, it's the largest recreational depth wreck in southern Florida. It's been down for 5 years and is starting to get some nice growth and life on it. I highly recommend it as a "bucket list" dive for serious divers.

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Hannut, Belgium
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

For experienced divers only because of depth and strong current. Wonderful wreck full of lives. Barracudas by hundreds, merus everywhere... but also some jelly fishes :-(

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Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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