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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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Excellent Wreck

The Spiegel is a big, 510 foot, boat, which provides opportunities to view all sorts of interesting wreck scenery - props, heli-pads, extensive decks, cranes, etc. There are also... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Spiegel is a big, 510 foot, boat, which provides opportunities to view all sorts of interesting wreck scenery - props, heli-pads, extensive decks, cranes, etc. There are also numerous swimthroughs with regular exits; however, it's a good idea to go with a guide if you're interested in swimthroughs as some of the entrance points are not safe.

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Thank bevoblake
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Rainbow Reef Dive Shop - Excellent Dive. We took video of our Dive Experience. Every non-diver we showed the video was impressed. The most awesome is the American Flag waving (like in the wind) but its the underwater current making it move. This is the life!

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Thank RLee W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the most exited wrecks in this area. Lots of fish. Lots of beautiful corals. Prettye cool entrances to explore on top of the wreck. Did a dubble dip dive on this wreck september 13th. My buddy and I came out ofvthe water. With woeaahhhh. Great dives.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What I like best about this site is that it has had time to actually form an artificial reef (30 years I think). Plenty of life, large pelagics, groupers, and smaller fish. Plus it is just a gorgeous wreck in general!

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Thank itsclassifiedinfo
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Spiegel Grove was my first wreck dive, and it did not disappoint. Visibility was not the best around the time I visited (the hurricane a couple days before had kicked up the debris), but despite the poor visibility, Spiegel Grove was still amazing. The water was really calm and I was told that there's usually a stronger current around there.... More 

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Thank Indira P
St. Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Spiegel Grove is a shipwreck a few miles off the coast of Key Largo. Approximately 510 feet long and 84 feet wide, there is much to see and will take you several visits to explore all of it. The top deck is about 65 feet down and the hull is as much as 135 feet down. Lots of coral... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great Dive site, lots of different kinds of underwater life, and going with the guys at Silent World Divers makes a great difference

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Thank Jose O
Aventura, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you dive Key Largo and miss the Grove then you didn't dive Key Largo! This is the highlight in the Key for any diver with an advanced cert level and above. Everyone will find exploring this huge wreck just amazing!

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed this wreck, have dived it quite a few times. Never tire of it. Usually has current and lower vis, with great vis, it is even more awesome. Some nice growth and good fish life. Look for the two goliath grouper near the stern.

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Thank harmsenom
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have dove several times on the Spiegel Grove with Rainbow Reef Dive Center. It's a great wreck. In January, it was perfect (no current and high viz). In September, we had low to high current and medium viz. All in all though the ship is awesome and I hope to continue to dive it for years to come.

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