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Address: Key Largo, FL
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Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef...

Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef for underwater diving enthusiasts.

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Big, cool wreck off Key Largo

My husband and I went out to the Spiegel Grove with Quiescence Divers and were not disappointed. This is by far the largest wreck we have dived at over 500 feet and one of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My husband and I went out to the Spiegel Grove with Quiescence Divers and were not disappointed. This is by far the largest wreck we have dived at over 500 feet and one of the deepest with the upper deck resting at 90' and the hull at approx 115.' The entire railing of the deck is encrusted with soft coral... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a very awesome dive site!! So much to see you can go back 100 times and still have a great dive. A must do if you are in Key Largo.

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Thank Kevin T
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely dive especially if you like wrecks and a little penetration, which is facilitated by a number of conveniently cut holes. The superstructure can also be traversed which makes for an interesting if slightly spooky experience on account of the side passages. Still a bit short of growth and accompanying marine life compared, for instance, to the Duane but the... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a great double dip on the Speigal Grove, the ship is in great shape with mature growth and varied inhabitants.

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Thank Chris H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was a great experience for my deep dive portion for my Advanced Open Water certification. I'll definitely go back to be able to explore more now that I'm certified.

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Thank Mi Chelle S
Key West
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you haven't made this dive yet, don't skip it if you come to the Keys. It's a "bucket list" dive. The only wreck larger in the keys is the Vandenberg.

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Thank David C P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent dive. Me and my 17 year old daughter did a double dip with Rainbow reef and it was amazing! You could dive this wreck 20 times and see something different every time. It's a little on the deep side the bottom is around 135' with the upper parts in the 65-70' range. I'd recommend having a wreck cert. There... More 

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Philadephia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Spiegel is fast becoming a favorite dive of mine. Currents have been all over the place and visibility ranges from 30-120... Usually takes two dives to see the basics of the wreck. I love poking around on the upper decks and there are several pass through areas. If you are more advanced or cave certified it will not disappoint!... More 

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Thank Dean M
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dove The Spiegel last Sunday. Best I've ever seen it: Absolutely no current (I did hands-free ascents and descents) and 100 foot viz. Awesome.

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Estero, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge boat with more than you can explore in one dive. AOW required - if I could do it again (having all the adv certs), I'd hire a guide to tour me to get the most of it. Definitely dive with nitrox.

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