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“Great wreck, great viz, lots to see”
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.
Port Moody, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Great wreck, great viz, lots to see”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

Such fun to dive through and around. Not a fun day topside, but had a blast down below. Lots of swimthroughs, plenty of life on the wreck.

Visited November 2013
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Richland, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Incredible Coral Growth”
Reviewed September 26, 2013

This wreck is covered with coral, was our favorite wreck dive in Key Largo. Lots of schools of fish. If you can only dive one wreck in Key Largo, pick this one!

Visited September 2013
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Nice Wreck Dive”
Reviewed September 20, 2013

This was a nice wreck sitting upright with lots of fish. Also lots of fishing twine -- so, be careful!

Visited September 2013
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West Melbourne, Florida
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great wreck to dive.”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

I've been diving this wreck for 11 years now and still love it. If you want a really good idea of what it's like and see the Great White shark I filmed on it this year, go to you tube and search "Great white while diving the Duane." I'll also put a link at the bottom, but not sure that will work on here.

The deck of the ship sits at 105 feet. When the current is not ripping it's a very easy dive, but the normal is for a strong current. It's hit or miss so, go there and see before you skip it.

http://youtu.be/owbFQWijMqI

Visited July 2013
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Worth the trip”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Great for photos..... Numerous barracuda and various other fish (watch for lions). Downside was current which could be very strong at times and the short bottom time (Can't help that). Definitely a dive you need to do when in the Key Largo area.

Visited August 2013
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