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Benwood wreck, Key Largo

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  • Many schools of Fish... and don't forget to look for the anchor and get your pic with it. Easy to navigate as a diver, can't get lost around a huge wreck! I hear its a great place to night dive too!  more »
  • This is a great second dive after a deep first dive. Lots of fish, even a green moray was hanging out. This is a very easy dive and great for newly certified folks.  more »
  • This is not he most pristine of wrecks, nor is it very deep. I think I hit 48 feet max on this dive. BUT, it is a true historical wreck. A WWII cargo ship, she ran aground after striking another vesse...  more »
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  • This dive site is a WWII shipwreck that features enormous congregations of tropical fish and marine organisms. It's a good spot to find all the typical underwater life of the Florida Keys. However, it's excellent for finding some of the harder-to-find species: High Hats, Spotted Drum, and Flying Gurnards. The prettiest fish in the ocean, the Immature Queen Angel, is reliably present in the compartments of the upper superstructure. Stunning!
  • Great dive site but the current that day was horrible... lucky we even got in the water.
  • This cargo ship sunk after a collision with another ship (both running without lights to avoid German subs) during World War II. It was raked and flattened to avoid clogging shipping lanes, so it lies flat and opened up on the bottom about 30'-40' down, easy access for recreational diving and a nice wreck dive for those who aren't up to diving through dark, enclosed spaces. The wreck functions as an artificial reef so a lot of marine life has set up shop here. This probably isn't going to excite advanced divers but is a great way to break up a set of coral reef dives with something a little different.
  • Very easy to fine. There are anchoring buoys surrounding the wreck that makes it extremely convenient to hook up and get in.
  • Great, historic wreck. Hangout for turtles and parrotfish.

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The 53 km (33 mi) island is home to a wide variety of accommodations to suit different tastes and budgets. An ocean-view hotel room can be on the expensive side, and inland motels are considerably cheaper. You can enjoy close proximity to bustling restaurants and bars by booking a room near the marina. A house or condominium rental provides privacy and enables you to enjoy many of the comforts of home while on vacation.
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