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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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Grand artificial reef

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... read more

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Windhoek, Namibia
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Windhoek, Namibia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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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Key Largo, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank blweiler
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Ellijay, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The Speigel Grove is an awesome experience. I'd recommend it to anyone but would also say you should have a local or experienced diver with you.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

Diving the Spiegel Grove is a highlight of any dive trip. The conditions aren't always in your favor but when the visibility is great the swim throughs are incredible.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

We dived with Scuba Fun which work with other centres to dive this and also Ocean Divers. Good sites for Advanced divers as goes to about 35m deep. Easy diving as was put down for divers.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

One of best wrecks here in the Keys, this wreck is amazing. Due to the shear size of this artificial reef you're going to want to devote some serious bottom time to be able to experience it! Find a professional dive shop like the Florida Keys Dive Center and allow the crew there to exceed your expectations! Tell them Scuba... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I went out with Ocean Divers for a double-dip on the Spiegel Grove the first week of January, but weather conditions caused us to cut the trip short after a single dive. No one seemed disappointed, however, as it was a great dive, and we were all happy to get safely back as the main storm front closed in. This... More 

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