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Favorite dive site!

Loved exploring this wreck. There were lots of fish of many different kinds. At the deepest, we... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
n h
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Jacksonville
Amazing First Wreck experience

Went to Key Largo for a week to get scuba certified. Had a great time with the Sea Dwellers crew... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Peter N
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good31%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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!

Thank n h
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank Peter N
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed July 3, 2018

I have been diving on the Benwood many times and always have found interesting and abundant sea life. The site is shallow (about 30 feet), so you get plenty of bottom time to explore.

Thank Clint W
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

For a wreck within depths of OW divers, you really can't get any better than the Benwood. There's a lot of fish here, and during my multiple dives here I've been lucky to see a couple of turtles each time. If you're going guided, then...More

Thank Jay J
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Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

I did 1 dive there yesterday with Rainbow Reef Dive Center. It was a nice sunny day. Water was probably a hundred plus foot visibility. I was able to see a large assortment of tropical fish and swim with several schools. We saw goliath grouper...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

There is not much left of the Benwood, not much more than the hull, can barely tell that it was ever a ship....but the fish! So many fish!

Thank Emily J
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Reviewed April 23, 2018

The Benwood offers an accessible and enjoyable wreck diving experience with its shallow depths. You'll enjoy a lot more bottom time to explore the remarkable structures and beautiful fish. bottom time to explore

Thank phil0859
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Reviewed March 30, 2018

The wreck is pretty well broken apart, but there is a lot of sea life here. We saw a turtle, lobster, about two dozen different kinds of fish. Good dive. It did get a little boring given it's not huge and is shallow with lots...More

Thank 630alany
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Reviewed March 19, 2018

While not every dive will produce sea turtles, our most recent dives there showed us several different varieties of them. As the photo shows, visibility is weather dependent.

Thank Deborah B M
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