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Benwood wreck, Key Largo

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  • This was our favorite dive of the trip. 42 feet at max depth, easy to navigate, and there was lots to see---including a VERY old Spanish anchor dredged up by Irma! The marine life is coming back post ...  more »
  • This is a blown out wreck, not sure it always looked like this, but we dove it a month after Irma came through (Oct 2017). Some of the wreck is intact but there is a large debris field. The visibility...  more »
  • Have dived here on numerous occasions, but when the vis is good, it's a great dive. Plenty of fish. The highlight of the dive was watching a turtle cleaning station. She spent a leisurely time cleanin...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Wreck of a wreck in middle of sand means lots of marine life. Grouper, snappers, rays and eels are very common here.
  • Very coolshipwreck dive. Lots of great wildlife to see

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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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