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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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Love The Duanne!

This as got to be one of my favourite wreck dives, first dive this visit was challenging due to rough seas but once down there conditions were excellent, no current and great vis... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Spiko62
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Halifax, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Duane is my favourite dive off Key Largo. There's always plenty of marine life, usually some interesting pelagic passers by and the vessel itself is fun to explore. Downsides can be current and vis but you can always change your dive plan as there's lots of growth and smaller stuff to enjoy. This time around we were blessed with... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The ship is in good shape with nice growth on the structure plus a good variety of fish in and around the wreck.

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Thank Chris H
Halifax, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This as got to be one of my favourite wreck dives, first dive this visit was challenging due to rough seas but once down there conditions were excellent, no current and great vis! Lots of life growing on and swimming round the wreck, a couple of giant grouper and then to top it off, an 8 to 10 foot Bull... More 

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Ada, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wreck has a lot of fish.....a must dive! Turtle and eel are seen Did a double dip with the Bibb

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Jacksonville, Florida
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank jodythecat
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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 July 6, 2016

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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Gray, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

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 June 27, 2016

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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