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Spiegel Grove

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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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Fun Wreck To Dive

Fun Wreck to dive. Saw a Giant Grouper & swam through the wreck. Was a really good time. Some coral and large schools of fish

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Parkville, Maryland
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Parkville, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fun Wreck to dive. Saw a Giant Grouper & swam through the wreck. Was a really good time. Some coral and large schools of fish

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West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great wreck dive with a variety of life around. Saw a moray eel on the port side and multiple barracuda at the bow attracted by the other fish around the wreck. I would recommend a double-dip trip, if available, as there is no way to see everything at the site without many multiple trips. Nitrox is a good idea... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This wreck is a "deep" dive, so it is good to use a guide if you're not confident navigating it on your own. However diving it in a buddy team gives you the chance to look at features better and/or longer. Look up a map before you dive it so you have an indication of where you are on the... More 

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Geneva, Switzerland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The wreck is a deep one so you need to be an advanced open water diver. Expect it to be dark with medium visibility. I was a bit disappointed by the life which was not vibrant as I have witnessed else where

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Thank Wael H
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great dive led by Sea Dwellers Dive Shop (The best in Key Largo). She's about 85 - 90' down and you descend via a line. I've read her highest point is at 65' and lowest at 130', but the real tour is 85 - 90. It was so cool seeing nothing at first, then a dark outline... More 

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Tucson
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1 - Dive with Silent World Dive Shop. 2 - Dive her twice! 3 - Repeat when you can! An amazing dive on a great wreck. The Grove is at the perfect depth to enjoy exploring the ship while not having to go too deep. The photos tell it all - ENJOY!!!!

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Thank GunnerAZ
Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoy diving the Spiegel. I have only been with Rainbow Reef dive center. It is awesome when we get to double dip

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Got a SCUBA Advanced or deep diver cert? Go on down to the Spiegel Grove shipwreck. You don't have a ton of time diving on air at Spiegel's depth, so you'll want more and more of her. She keeps calling to you. A great wreck to see. Never gets old. To me its the best spot of all of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

I finally got to dive her, and got to dive her twice. Having a private guide made it so much better (thanks Pete from Rainbow Reef!). We penetrated many levels and got to see the Snoopy Mascot and a huge Goliath Grouper.

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Thank Amir W
Brazoria, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I visited the Spiegel Grove after reading and dreaming about it for over 10 years. I have followed the story and always wanted to visit. Ranbow Reef Dive Center made that dream a reality. The ship itself was fantastic, the completeness of it blew me away. Water visibility was great and the depth was easily reachable.

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