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Vandenberg Wreck

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Address: Key West, FL
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It's a must dive!

Spectacular dive on the Vandeberg. We had 80' visibility during our dive. I can't wait to dive this again.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Nokomis, Florida
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Nokomis, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Spectacular dive on the Vandeberg. We had 80' visibility during our dive. I can't wait to dive this again.

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've heard others say this wreck is ehh due to lack of marine life. While it is true the Vandy hasn't been down long enough to be covered in coral and sealife, penetrating the wreck and the swim-throughs are way cool!!! Come back in another 10 years for more marine life...

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

We did 3 dives on this wreck to properly cover outside and inside. I would recommend a min of 2-3dives to say you dived it!! Would recommend Advanced level and to dive with Captain's corner dive centre a Professional company.

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Colorado-USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2017

The Vandenberg which has a history dating back to its days as a transport ship during WW II as well as during the Viet Nam conflict, in addition to being important to the USA as a satellite tracking ship during the Cold War, and then being the set for the movie "Virus," is an exciting dive a few miles out... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

I went out with Captain’s Corner for a double-dip on the Vandenberg the first week of January, and couldn’t have been more pleased with this fantastic dive that featured 80-foot visibility and an amazing 10-foot Hammerhead Shark swimming on the surface around our boat. This was my first outing with Captain’s Corner and first dive on the Vandenberg. There was... More 

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Davie, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

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 9 January 2017

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 1 January 2017

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 28 December 2016

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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