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“One of the best wreck dives!”
Review of USCG Duane

Ranked #5 of 72 things to do in Key Largo
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Owner description: The 329-foot Coast Guard cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 to create an "artificial reef," which was specially prepared for advanced divers with clear, open hatchways and open rooms to explore.
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Superb dive site!
I used Amoray operation with their great vessel (amoray.com/contact-us/), 50Min. cruise to the Duane.
Read my full report about them under "Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort".

Thank SharkOnRush
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

I dived this wreck in March 2013, the waves and current at the surface were brutal but on the wreck the current was mild. Goliath Grouper (at least 480 Ibs) greated us at the bow with multiple resident Great Barracuda. Fantastic for photo opertunities and good for Tec training but due to depth bottom time is limited if diving on air or low% nitrox.

Thank Mowglie74
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

6 dives on the Duane and I've always had sea turtles! Love it! Horizon Divers has always made the trip out amazing and they let us get two dives on the wreck where a bunch of Key Largo shops will only do one and then they go to the shallow reefs.

Thank jffknapp
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Reviewed March 4, 2013

Very nice wreck site with great variety of fish and invertebrates, although the current was atrocious.
According to the dive shop Duane usually has a strong current, so I suppose it's more enjoyable for advanced divers.
Around the site, I saw a sea turtle, stingray, a couple of goliath groupers, sea cucumber, etc.
There were decent swim throughs too, where effect of the current was a bit weaker.
Ascending, it was also fun clinging to the reference line and watching barracudas staying against the current.

1  Thank localhost8
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Reviewed December 28, 2012

monster eels near the props biggest ive ever seen depht 121ft. i only did one dive on this wreck so i didnt see the entire thing

Thank mike k
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