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Benwood wreck

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My 2nd time on this wreck and can't wait to go back. Wonderful for beginners and skilled divers... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Michael A
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North Fort Myers, Florida
An easy pleasant dive.

I was here again but this time with Rainbow Reef divers. The Benbow isn't really a wreck as such... read more

Reviewed November 7, 2018
David S
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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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Selected as one of the dive sites on the Florida Keys' Shipwreck Trail, this merchant marine freighter was built in 1920 and sunk in 1942.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was an Okay shallow dive but not very much life and poor vis on the day we dove there. Like any dive location you can see different things on different days.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank tricklic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My 2nd time on this wreck and can't wait to go back. Wonderful for beginners and skilled divers easy and full of lice. very relaxing from 25-50 feet and viz about 40 live was everywhere

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Michael A
Reviewed November 7, 2018

I was here again but this time with Rainbow Reef divers. The Benbow isn't really a wreck as such as it was bombed as a navigation hazard by the US Navy so is mainly a pile of plate steel spread over a wide area in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David S
Reviewed November 6, 2018

This wreck dive shows you what a real wreck looks like underwater. Dove on it with Rainbow Reef Dive Charters - I highly recommend them for this dive.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Elvis G
Reviewed October 22, 2018

This was my first wreck dive back in the 80's and there is not much left of the Benwood, it's sitll has a lot of sealife and a good biginner dive spot.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Sandra P
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Not too deep and you don’t have the problems with current that you may encounter on the Duane or Spiegel Grove. Went with youngest son-it was his first wreck dive and he really enjoyed it. I’d recommend it for relatively new divers or those that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Frank D
Reviewed September 11, 2018

Deep enough to scuba, can be snorkeled as well. Always clear. tons of sea life. Easy to find and close to Molasses

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank George D
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Loved exploring this wreck. There were lots of fish of many different kinds. At the deepest, we were at about 55 feet -- that was at the old ship's anchor. Interesting history!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank n h
Reviewed July 30, 2018

Went to Key Largo for a week to get scuba certified. Had a great time with the Sea Dwellers crew. Our second dive after getting certified was to the Benwood. Shallow enough to still have great light and visibility. We even got to swim with...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Peter N
Reviewed July 26, 2018

We were thrilled to find a nice shallow wreck for my son who his a Jr Scuba diver. Great site with lots of fish. It's an exciting dive for a young kid

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank kfreedman2018
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