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Address: Key Largo, FL
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Selected as one of the dive sites on the Florida Keys' Shipwreck Trail,...

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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Great wreck Dive

The Benwood is a true wreck dive and really good for beginning SCUBA divers. Visited again last week after many year and was just as good as always. Depth ranges from 25 to 45... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Mark P
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Benwood is a true wreck dive and really good for beginning SCUBA divers. Visited again last week after many year and was just as good as always. Depth ranges from 25 to 45 feet but for this dive we stayed less than 30 the entire time.

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Thank Mark P
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This shallower dive offers nice long bottom times, great marine life, and a fun overall experience. Newcomers will find this a great place to see some fun fish and build their ocean open water experience in a safe (and warm) setting.

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Thank Joe M
Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Very nice shallow wreck dive - great growth and marine life. This would be an excellent warm up dive before going on the deeper Spiegel grove for someone just attempting deeper wreck dives. I really enjoyed this one.

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Thank Mike R
Rocky Mount, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is literally 5 miles from my back door, and is one of my GOTOs when people come to visit. Awesome place to see green eels, sea turtles, and glass minnows.

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Thank Richard S
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Diving with the John Pennekamp Dive Center and their boat Visibility on the wreck is a huge plus! The wreck teems with fish and coral and the boat crew puts you in the right place for a great dive. 40' deep at the bow and 30' at the stern, the wreck is a fun dive...good for experienced divers as well... More 

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Thank Ryan W
Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the location of my first night dive and I absolutely loved it. Before doing the night dive, we first did a twilight dive where the sunlight allowed everything to still be visible. The amount of marine life present at this wreck is astounding. Parrot fish, angelfish, scrawled filefish, barracuda, puffer fish, grouper, squirrelfish, trumpte fish, rock fish, even... More 

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Thank Alyx F
Lusby, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rainbow Reef Dive Center took us to the Benwood Wreck as a night dive. It was beautiful. We saw eels, sharks, turtles and more! Our guide "Wolfman" knew just where to go to see it all!

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Thank chefmamma
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice easy dive, that's not too deep. The wreck is spread out so there's lots of ground to cover and lots to see

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Bryan, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wreck is just perfect. The largest schools of fish I have ever seen. LOTS of marine life on or around the wreck. GoPro has amazing footage. The wreck is shallow so bottom time is forever. An easy wreck for beginners to learn how wreck diving as well as fish ID haven. A great afternoon wreck or fun, easy going... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not much of a wreck left but it was neat to see all the marine life and bomb laying around it. A good dive site for beginners.

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