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“not much of a wreck but FUN no less”
Review of Benwood wreck

Ranked #13 of 72 things to do in Key Largo
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Owner description: Selected as one of the dive sites on the Florida Keys' Shipwreck Trail, this merchant marine freighter was built in 1920 and sunk in 1942.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“not much of a wreck but FUN no less”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

A natural wreck in the 70's, this is pretty much just a skeleton of a boat spread across the bottom. Lots of fish though including sting rays and green eels.

Visited December 2012
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Resident Moray Eel”
Reviewed December 7, 2012

Every time we have dove this site there is a large green Moray Eel that is in residence. Many times he will be out swimming freely over the site.

Visited November 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great wreck dive”
Reviewed December 4, 2012

A true shipwreck (which later got used for bombing practice). Lots of coral life. There's a giant grouper which lives nearby. Be sure to say hi to it.

Visited November 2012
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126 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Nothing Special!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

The shallow wreck (30') is nothing special. I have dove this wreck twice and the fish are average and there's not much left of the wreck. After you dive Molasses Reef or the Spiegel Grove, this one is not to impressive.

Visited November 2012
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
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8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Nice site for fish”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

This site was probably our best fish observation dive. Lots of life,shaloow depths and open bottommakes this a great site for kids,beginners or those wanting alot of fish.

Visited October 2012
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