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Vandenberg Wreck

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Address: Key West, FL
Phone Number: +1 305-395-0880
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Must dive!!!

This is a great dive. Lots of history and great to see such a beautiful ship repurposed not once, but twice now for everyone to enjoy. Try to get a double-dip on this one and you... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 January 2015
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2015

This is a great dive. Lots of history and great to see such a beautiful ship repurposed not once, but twice now for everyone to enjoy. Try to get a double-dip on this one and you will still not see everything. Good for both newer divers as well as more advanced divers.

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North Key Largo, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015

Huge, amazing wreck. You could dive it a hundred times and just begin to see it all. Had great conditions with barely any current and calm seas for a double dip on this as part of my Advance Open Water class. Would love to dive it again.

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

We had pretty good viz and little current. The ship is still is good condition. I went with a guide since I had not been on this wreck before. The only down side is that it is deep so you lose bottom time.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2015

did the dive two years ago. It was good but dangerous. Be experienced. Two days before I arrived a diver disappeared.

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Melbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015

we dove the Vandenberg the week it was sunk now several years later we have returned and what a different ship it has become there is coral and fans now the fish are abundent

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1 Thank Stuart M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2015

Great wreck dive. Plenty of fish now call this home. Saw some goliath grouper and other big boys. Not much current on the morning we went. Most boats in key west now make a few trips/week out to the Vandenberg. Definitely worth a trip.

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Key West, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2014

A great site that continues to get better as it ages. Several dive operators offer trips to the sight.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

This was a cool wreck dive, the ship was sunk in 2009 so it is a fairly new artificial reef which means there's not as much sea life as some other wrecks out there but you can swim in the rooms and thought the ship which is pretty cool. The rooms are dark so you will want a flashlight. Also... More 

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Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2014 via mobile

It takes 45 minutes to arrive by a diving boat. A guide is a MUST, I'm an experienced master diver, this dive is not for beginners, there are substantial currents. There are plenty things to see, and you can go inside the ship, don't forget A flashlight. Consider sickness from sailing on a bumpy sea.

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Melbourne, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2014

Could dive the ship over and over again and see something new every time. Did a double dip dive trip to this ship and can't wait to go back.

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