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Vandenberg Wreck, Key West

Categories: Reefs, Nature & Parks
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4.7/5 based on 300+ reviews on the web
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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  • You won't see it all on one dive (or even two.) Easy swim throughs, nice wildlife, and of course that beautiful eeriness that wreck dives often have. 
  • The Vandenberg is about 7 miles off Key West, she is over 500 feet long and has a beam of about 71 feet. She sits upright in about 140 feet of water and the first decks can be reached at around 70 fee...  read more »
  • Took some friends out to dive the wreck a few weeks ago and they really enjoyed it. It is so open that a diver can swim from room to room or deck to deck. There is abundant sea life all over the ship ...  read more »
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