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USCG Duane

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Address: Key Largo, FL
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The 329-foot Coast Guard cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 to create an...

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.

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Best Wreck in Key Largo

I absolutely LOVE this dive. It's my favorite of all the wrecks in the area. It's been down since the 80's and has a ton of life on it. It sits upright and is very easy to see... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Kechi, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Duane is an intact ship. Most of the time it has a heck of a current on it. Advanced divers can enjoy it. Some days there is not a fast current. Talk to the dive companies. I recommend Rainbow Reef Dive Company.

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Thank BrentCapAmericaSmith
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I absolutely LOVE this dive. It's my favorite of all the wrecks in the area. It's been down since the 80's and has a ton of life on it. It sits upright and is very easy to see the ship at depth in one trip. Crow's nest is at 55' and the deck is 110'. If you plan your dive... More 

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Thank Allison B
Burlington, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This wreck alwasy is a fantastic dive since 1987! I would encourage any who have not dived this wrech get over to Quiescence Diving Services and give a go, you wont be dissapointed.

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Thank Mark G
Linden, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dove the Duane last weekend as well. Current was ripping and waves were high. But once down there the wreck was excellent. Make sure you go when current is down and be in shape, you will get a work out

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Thank Martin K
West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Another wonderful dive location in the Keys. Worth the price for nitrox due to its depth, and you definitely need to pay attention to the possibility of currents (both while descending and at depth). A must-see site if you enjoy wreck diving.

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Dereham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My second wreck of our diving trip & I really enjoyed my time looking at the Duane it was an easy dive

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Lots of sea life and swim thrus. Saw nice size turtle and lots of barracudas amberjacks. Nice easy dive for a deep dive

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

The Duane is my favourite dive off Key Largo. There's always plenty of marine life, usually some interesting pelagic passers by and the vessel itself is fun to explore. Downsides can be current and vis but you can always change your dive plan as there's lots of growth and smaller stuff to enjoy. This time around we were blessed with... More 

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Sunrise, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

The ship is in good shape with nice growth on the structure plus a good variety of fish in and around the wreck.

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

This as got to be one of my favourite wreck dives, first dive this visit was challenging due to rough seas but once down there conditions were excellent, no current and great vis! Lots of life growing on and swimming round the wreck, a couple of giant grouper and then to top it off, an 8 to 10 foot Bull... More 

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