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USCG Duane

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Address: Key Largo, FL
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The 329-foot Coast Guard cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 to create an...

The 329-foot Coast Guard cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 to create an "artificial reef," which was specially prepared for advanced divers with clear, open hatchways and open rooms to explore.

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Wreck Dive

The Duane is one of my favorite wreck dives. An advanced dive that offers a great view of what a ship can look like with great coral growth ad great marine life.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Mark P
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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have dove the Duane four times in the last twenty-years and found it to be great dive and in very good shape-upright in +/- 120' of water. The problem with the Duane is; there can be some very strong currents and depending on the time of day or the time of the year, this currents can make getting down... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Duane is one of my favorite wreck dives. An advanced dive that offers a great view of what a ship can look like with great coral growth ad great marine life.

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Thank Mark P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First dive in Key Largo. Definitely check this spot out if you make it this way, went with Amoray Dive Center and had an excellent time with; Captain Bruce, mates Rich and Walter. Saw a spotted eel, 5 ft nurse shark, and unfortunately a lionfish.Wish we would have brought a pole spear. There is quite a bit of coral growth... More 

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Thank Brandon P
Gray, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Of my 3 day dive trip...this was the absolute best dive. Great depth and stunning clarity with a minimal current (at least on the day I dived it)

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our dive group got to dive this wreck twice on our trip and I can't describe how much fun it was. Saw large goliath grouper swimming around the wreck as well as the largest green moray eel I have ever seen. Tons of marine life all over the wreck. A must try if diving in the keys

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This was our last dive on our 3 day trip. I'm told that we had the best conditions, no current and 100 ft visibility. It was amazing and saw a moray eel just hanging out in the wreck. My friend saw a Giant Grouper. will with the trip!

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Thank Jill R
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

fun filled , clear visibility , ripping currents on the way down with majestic USA flag fluttering under water guarded closely by torpedoes aka barracudas...thats dunane

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Thank Vivek S
Boston, Ma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Was there diving with four other guys from our dive pretty cool dive . Dove with dive shop Ocean Encounters. Deep dive anywhere from 80-150 feet. Was going to go back there this October but they changed thier policy and you have to be an advanced diver to dive Duanne And Speigal Grove

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

Great dive for the wreck and deep dive for AOW - the current on the way down (and up) was pretty stiff but the dive itself was really beautiful - lots of sea life!

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2016

We dove this wreck before but this year the conditions were excellent, great visibility low current and a good dive operator and guide provided by Rainbow reef. Be sure to add this to your bucket list of dive sites. The wreck is upright and easy to navigate the fish and coral formations are plentiful and be sure to watch for... More 

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