USCG Duane

USCG Duane, Key Largo: Address, USCG Duane Reviews: 4.5/5

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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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Alberto G
Andalucia55 contributions
Duane wreck dive
Jun 2021
This is a cool wreck dive. Get to dive it if you have the opportunity. I dove it with Rainbow Reef Dive Center.
Written June 20, 2021
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Amir W
26 contributions
Finally got to dive the Duane!
Mar 2021
After 5 separate trips down to Key Largo over the past 30 years, I finally got to dive the Duane! Saw bull sharks for the first time. Great wreck!
Use Rainbow Reef Dive Shop!
Written March 5, 2021
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Manolo Mercado
2 contributions
Just WOW
Dec 2020
First time diving with a bull shark in this amazing US Coast Guard Cutter ship. Seeing the US flag flowing majestically in the underwater current was another highlight of this dive spot.Highly recommended for experienced divers
Written December 17, 2020
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Rae
81 contributions
USCG wreck
Mar 2020
Lots to see. Entrances into the wreck to explore if you bring a flashlight. A deep dive on a wreck, so not for the inexperienced divers. Very very cool dive. This wreck is a USCG Cutter from the 1930s.
Written March 18, 2020
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Diverpatrick28
Bridgeport, NY45 contributions
Awsome dive.
Aug 2019
Been diving several times on the Duane and Bibb. When going down the ship suddenly appears , it's amazing how big it is. If you go to the bottom it's around 120 feet so you need to be an excellent diver. Have seen huge fish here especially when doing your decompression stop.
Written January 8, 2020
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William R
9 contributions
Great dive with plenty to see!
Nov 2019
We had good vis and enjoyed some swim throughs, nice fish, Barracuda and a large Bull Shark. Excellent wreck, loved the American Flag on it!
Written November 16, 2019
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Lon P
Alexandria, VA39 contributions
Beautiful sea life and interesting wreck for the Advanced Diver
Jul 2019
I toured this wreck with the wonderful staff of Rainbow Reef Dive center. Highly recommend you dive on Nitrox and and are prepared to go below 100', Rainbow Reef has a guide in the water and there was great visibility the day we dove, so don't be afraid - just be ready.
Written July 28, 2019
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Peter S
Sparta, Wisconsin, United States23 contributions
A Great Dive
Jun 2019 • Family
The current was strong last week but we dove the Duane twice over a four-day trip.

Visibility was very good. We saw the wreck from the mooring ball so that would have been @ 130'. Current on the lines was strong but acceptable at deck level. The first day we did the dive as a drift dive with our boat repositioning but the second day we tied up on the "down current" side and dove a round trip with a swim through also.
Written July 2, 2019
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wooster68
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL87 contributions
Second Favorite
Jun 2019 • Family
Where I give the Spiegel tops for the best wreck, I'll give the Duane props for sea life. You can dive this wreck every day and not see the same thing. Goliath Grouper, Bull Sharks, Moire Eels and once a Great White ( but I wasn't there) simple swim thrus as well. Still for more advanced divers
Written July 2, 2019
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veenee101
Bushnell, FL22 contributions
My deep dive
May 2019 • Solo
The Duane was amazing. My first wrench dive and was the required deep water dive of my AOW course. Standing upright the Duane is in great condition with beautiful marine life all around. Bull sharks are nearby. A wonderful and exciting dive. A must do dive
Written June 1, 2019
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