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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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Another wonderful dive location in the Keys. Worth the price for nitrox due to its depth, and you definitely need to pay attention to the possibility of currents (both while... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
krondor100
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West Virginia
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West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Another wonderful dive location in the Keys. Worth the price for nitrox due to its depth, and you definitely need to pay attention to the possibility of currents (both while descending and at depth). A must-see site if you enjoy wreck diving.

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Dereham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

My second wreck of our diving trip & I really enjoyed my time looking at the Duane it was an easy dive

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

Lots of sea life and swim thrus. Saw nice size turtle and lots of barracudas amberjacks. Nice easy dive for a deep dive

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

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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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 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 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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