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Vandenberg Wreck

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Address: Key West, FL
Phone Number: 305-395-0880
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Great wreck dive, Beware the guide ropes!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2014
David B
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Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA
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Franklin Lakes, NJ, USA
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

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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4 Thank David B
Sisters, Oregon, United States
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14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 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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Thank medic3132
Okinawa, Japan
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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Thank christofersutton
LOUYISVILLE KY
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 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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1 Thank TEDSPARTY
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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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Thank Martin L
Lower Keys, Florida
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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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Thank Julie B
Billings, Montana
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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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Thank EcoArtTraveler
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I have been diving the Vandenberg since they sank it. I find that each year it is cool to see the changes and new life. However it is starting to become very crowded. I personal don't like that some of the people are spear fishing during the dive. I find it to be very dangerous with the amount of people... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

this was a good dive with a cool history behind it, very big and alot of fish everywhere. would really recommend for anyone who is looking for a key west dive.

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