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Address: Key Largo, FL
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Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef...

Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef for underwater diving enthusiasts.

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Spiegel Grove

This was a great dive. We double dipped this wreck. The seas were fairly calm and there was only a slight current. The wreck was easy to navigate.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tim C
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Willcox, Arizona
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Key Largo, Florida
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We have dived the Spiegel Grove four times. The first three were good dives. The last one was not because there was a tiring current so we didn't attempt the second dive. The other divers were tech divers who were in the water for a long time. Sitting on the boat waiting for them was not fun. Just an unfortunate... More 

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Willcox, Arizona
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a great dive. We double dipped this wreck. The seas were fairly calm and there was only a slight current. The wreck was easy to navigate.

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USA
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great dive site. Love the large American flag still flying atop the mast. It is a deep dive and best experienced with a guide to show you the unique swim throughs.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an OK trip, but going to 90-110 ft with only a 80 cft tank doesn't leave you much bottom time or margin for error under any circumstances. Should be mandatory with 100 cft tanks with Nitrox 32 or more.

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Astoria, New York
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dive with Rainbow Reef. Great operation. Comfortable boats. Friendly staff. Left from right behind our hotel. Courtyard Marriott Key Largo.

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Windhoek, Namibia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first impression of the Spiegel Grove is that it is a huge wreck which means that it would take many dives to see the whole ship. We dove the crane are and bow at about 95 feet during two different dives and they were both great. There is a lot to see but the dives need to be well... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I am not a wreck diver. The only reason I go to wrecks is because they usually have interesting life around them. I was wowed by the Spiegel Grove. A mammoth 510 foot long ship rising up from 140 feet deep in the ocean, the Spiegel Grove is an impressive wreck for the advanced diver. There are numerous swim throughs... More 

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Thank pridkett
Key Largo, FL
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

We dove the Spiegel at least 6 times. It's so big that you need numerous dives to see enough of it. There is a lot of marine life to see and you can penetrate the wreck at some points, but make sure you know what you're doing before you do. There is just as much to see without going down... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

This wreck is AWESOME in good or poor vis. If you want to really be a dweeb, try to snag one of the waterproof wreck cards from a dive shop and take it down with you. Super handy.

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Amazing swim throughs ....saw a lionfish and a huge grouper the day we dove it. The Flag is a great photo op!

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