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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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las vegas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

This is a must see if your a diver. check out the artwork that's on the ship. be on the lookout for the giant grouper lurking about.

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Key West
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Same with some of the other reviews, it is a newer wreck and it will take many more years to find the kind of diverse wildlife found on older ones. That said, it is still awsome. Good size. I had to have a guide because my buddy was newly certified but honestly, it was a blessing in disguise. He knew... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This was a new wreck for us - lots to see, could go back multiple times!!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Silty on my day. without the descent line woudl have missed the 560 ft ship. Short bottom time due to the depth. bring a dive knife to cut fishing line

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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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143 reviews 143 reviews
39 attraction reviews
359 helpful votes 359 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

USS Hoyt S Vandenberg saw service with Army, Navy and AIr Force, and was sunk of Key West on 27 May 2009. I know this as I was there, and saw it from about one mile away (on dive boat Dream). She sank in c. 90 seconds after being absolutely prepared for diving - there are swim throughs everywhere. The... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Great site, deep dive, go with someone experienced and safe. I went with dive key west and it was awesome

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Key West, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Check current and visibility before you go, been 10 times since it sank, the art is amazing, you can dive this ship for a week and not see it all.

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Chicago, Illinois
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110 reviews 110 reviews
62 attraction reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We did 1 dive at the wreck and it was amazing, worth doing!

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Toledo, Ohio
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2012

I like ship wrecks and "Reefed ships" and the Vandenburg is a great dive. Not much sealife yet, as the ship has not been down long, but a great BIG ship to explore. For the second year in a row, They have a Art show on the ship, which is really cool as how often can you look at art... More

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

This is a newer wreck without a lot of growth yet but it was "prepared" before it was sunk so there are many available swim-throughs. I dove this on a day with perfect 100' visibility and no current with Dive Key West. It doesn't get better than that!

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