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Vandenberg Wreck

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Address: Key West, FL
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522 feet of unadulterated underwater Jungle-Gym, by far the best wreck i have ever dove. I am a PADI scuba instructor and could dive this wreck 100+ times and still see something... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
jpostco
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Davie, Florida
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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

522 feet of unadulterated underwater Jungle-Gym, by far the best wreck i have ever dove. I am a PADI scuba instructor and could dive this wreck 100+ times and still see something new on every dive. Use SouthPoint Divers, they're amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a Diver you cannot pass this up. It's a wonderful wreck dive experience. Please listen to your Dive Masters though and use the line from the boat to descend because the current out there can get rather crazy and you'd hate to ruin the trip for all the other divers if they had to stop the dive... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been to the Vandenberg over 20 times now but i'm still finding new things. It has been cool to see it age! It is just so big I don't think you could ever be bored with it! Lots of tiny details to see and tons of well lit rooms to explore.

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really neat ship to explore. There's a bunch of swim throughs to explore and a lot of stuff on the deck to check out. I recommend spending the money on a guide if it's your first time diving it. Well worth it.

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

This is a huge and superb condition wreck that has been well prepared as a dive site - no nasty cables and snags, doors removed leaving good penetration and swim through dives. The bottom is 140' 45m but you don't need to go below 120' or around 35/40m to get some great diving in. Plenty of sea life including the... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Lots of the dive operations closed on my 3 day trip due to swells of 4-6 feet. So I charted Keys Custom Fishing Charter, the captain was also my dive buddy. the fulfilled my dream to see some small part of this amazing dive. I will use them again and I will come back

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Outstanding artificial reef! You will need multiple dives to see the entire ship. Visibility is dependent upon the currents. There are many swim throughs and the marine live is abundant. She rests at about 150' and the decks are about 90' and less. With a group dive you will get just about 30 minutes per dive. I went out with... More 

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Thank NavyCop7
Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Had a great course with Captians Corner. The wreck was great. Ask for Indiana Mike very safety conscious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

You won't see it all on one dive (or even two.) Easy swim throughs, nice wildlife, and of course that beautiful eeriness that wreck dives often have.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Vandenberg is about 7 miles off Key West, she is over 500 feet long and has a beam of about 71 feet. She sits upright in about 140 feet of water and the first decks can be reached at around 70 feet. There's not a whole abundance of marine life but it's good for anyone getting into wreck diving,... More 

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