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“Must do for divers” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Vandenberg Wreck

Vandenberg Wreck
Key West, FL
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Ranked #5 of 82 Attractions in Key West
Type: Reefs
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Miamisburg, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Must do for divers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

I have been lucky because i have heard about the currents and bad vis. at the site at times. Last year I took my wife for only her 3rd or 4th deep dive and the vis. was 90-100 ft. with no currents. this year 100+ vis. no currents. You could see the ship from the surface! We dove with Southpoint divers. First class operation and will dive with them again. The Vandenberg is beautiful. There are so many more fish on the structure this year. It is nice to watch yhe progression.

Visited December 2012
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New York City, New York
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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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