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Vandenberg Wreck

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Address: Key West, FL
Phone Number: 305-395-0880
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Not for the inexperienced

Amazing dive but only for confident, experienced divers. Apart from depth, the ever-present current was so strong both time I went that turning sideways to it meant getting your... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing dive but only for confident, experienced divers. Apart from depth, the ever-present current was so strong both time I went that turning sideways to it meant getting your mask flooded. Once you get onto the wreck you can explore at ease in the ship's current shadow. Lots of fish and big ones at that!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can't miss this wreck if you are an experienced diver. You will need at least 3 days to explore everything. Don't forget your computer (as it is very deep) and lamp to explore the dark rooms of the ship.

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indy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

Huge ship. nice diving. lots of entries. the antennas are really big. you definitely need more than couple dives to explore it adequately. make sure you look carefully at the artwork behind the plexiglass.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

This was a fun dive. Short ride to the site on a fairly calm day. The current was slight but we still descended holding the buoy line. We could start to see the first potion of the wreck at about 45 feet deep. We were the first boat of the day which gave us a better dive, but another showed... More 

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Saint Charles, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Take the time to go to Key West and see a reef come to life. The wreck allows you to enter and swim through the structure . Huge schools of barracudas everywhere but SAFE What great variety of fish

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Midland, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This dive can be a challenge due to the current. We picked up a diver who got "blown" away from her boat. Definitely not a beginner's dive. The size of the wreck is jaw dropping.

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Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

I am a veteran of hundreds of wreck dives up and down the US east coast as well as Truk and Cancun. The Vandy is a must dive for anybody who is comfortable in somewhat less than ideal (i.e. crystalline) visibility and slightly greater depths (100 ft to the deck, 140 to the sand). The wreck is upright and intact... More 

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Troutdale, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016

Even though we are only open water certified, our guide was able to take us down on the Vandenberg. The first time we dived on the wreck it had only been down there a few weeks. It was interesting to see how much it has changed in that time

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed this dive. Since we are open water divers, we were required to have a dive master escort us ($30 each). This was a good investment as he showed us so much, of course safely. Conditions change hourly due to currents. Well worth your time 65' to 98' for us. Very enjoyable. We did not wear suits and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Can't say enough about how cool this wreck is. You'd have to dive it 20+ times to get the full experience. Highly recommend Southpoint Divers, that's who I used. Not for novice divers!!

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