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“exciting dive site” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vandenberg Wreck

Vandenberg Wreck
Key West, FL
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Ranked #5 of 94 Attractions in Key West
Type: Reefs, Nature & Parks
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New York City, New York
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3 attraction reviews
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“exciting dive site”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Huge wreck in pristine condition that is so large that i could dive there several times without it being repetitive. the conditions were superb which made the dive experience optimal. Although the dive can be deep - I reached max depth of 130 ft. going between the stern and the ship's huge rudder - there is nothing particularly challenging about this site, unless you decide to explore the ship's innards. The Vandenberg was one of the most enjoyable dive sites in my more than 30 years of diving.

Visited December 2012
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Largo, Florida
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“It will take more than a few dives...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

To see it all. Well worth the trip. Looking forward to seeing more next trip. It has it all, huge groupers, schools of barracuda and the occasional shark. Can get deep too so if ya wanna, break out the trimix!

Visited September 2012
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Overland Park, Kansas
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“Great Wreck to Dive in Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

Was taken by the sheer size of this wreck (522' long) and only saw a small portion. Enjoyable trip out to the wreck with other divers. The wreck is easy to descend to. Only down side is that with no decompression, you have 17 minutes max on the wreck. About 26-30 minutes round trip from the surface. Many accessible compartments to swim through. Did 4 dives on the wreck and only scratched the surface.

Visited November 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Great Wreck”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is a Must See Dive for Advanced divers. Great swimthroughs plenty to see and explore. Current sometimes a bit strong.

Visited November 2012
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Bangor, Michigan, United States
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“Scuba dive Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Every year in Dec I travel to Key West Fl to take is some exciting and relaxing diving. Southpoint Divers is the only place I book all of my dives. The crew with Tropical Mike as captain, are always accommodating with early departures and tie ups on the Vandenburg. Their desent lines make getting to the Vandy easy, even if the seas are bumpy. Their boat is alway clean and has plenty of room. Crew is very professional . Lots of smiles and help if needed. Safety is always priority . Great dives. If one site doesn't look good, no problem, they will find another. The Vandenburg dive is a jungle gym of adventure. Dive through the bridge and radar dishes. Easy dive . A guide might get you through more of the dive with your bottom time limits.

Visited December 2011
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