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Vandenberg Wreck, Key West

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Add Vandenberg Wreck to your bucket list to discover the remnants of a squire-class transport ship 159 m (522 ft) in length. The ship served in the United States Navy during World War II and finally retired in the 1980s. Sunk purposely in 2009, the wreck now represents the second-largest artificial reef of its kind. Visitors can explore this underwater playground by scuba diving, as the deck of the ship sits 28 m (92 ft) below the surface of the water. Colorful schools of fish dart in and out of the rooms and hallways, and well-placed lights aid with visibility. Use our Key West vacation generator to visit Vandenberg Wreck on your trip to Key West, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • 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 centr...  more »
  • 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 s...  more »
  • 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 amaz...  more »