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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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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
3 helpful votes 3 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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LOUYISVILLE KY
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73 reviews 73 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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37 helpful votes 37 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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