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“A nice compact wreck”
Review of USCG Duane

Ranked #16 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.
Sao Paulo, SP
Level 6 Contributor
168 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“A nice compact wreck”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Duane.- I’ve dived there a few times and it’s very nice and colorful, and got good photos. The problem is that’s there was only two mooring buoys, sometimes already occupied and also it can have strong currents (I lost a underwater video camera). Since the bottom is around 120 feet deep, it´s better to keep around the superstructure, were there’s a lot of growth, to have more dive time. Around the towers there’s a lot o fishes, including big barracudas, but be careful of the many fishing lines tangled there. Its standing upright and, beingh a compact wreck, it can be well explored in one or two dives

Visited June 2013
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Fort Myers, Florida
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220 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Perhaps the most picturesque wreck”
Reviewed June 18, 2013

This is a wonderful dive site, served by many superb dive operations. For some reason, after many dives on this site, I am still charmed by the aesthetics of this wreck, and it's marine life.

Visited September 2012
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Boonton, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
286 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Delightful dive”
Reviewed May 26, 2013

Tremendous wreck diving and sea life. Just be careful with your air consumption. Horizon Divers gets high marks for professionality and local folks dive with them, which speaks highly of the outfit.

Visited May 2013
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Haifa
Level 4 Contributor
19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“One of the best wreck dives!”
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".

Visited April 2013
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Bawtry, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Deep and Delightful”
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.

Visited March 2013
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