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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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  • For those who dive, this wreck is a must. Excellent condition, enabling various penetrations very safe. Advanced certification required.
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  • This is a huge and superb condition wreck that has been well prepared as a dive site - no nasty cables and snags, doors removed leaving good penetration and swim through dives. The bottom is 140' 45m ...  more »
  • Lots of the dive operations closed on my 3 day trip due to swells of 4-6 feet. So I charted Keys Custom Fishing Charter, the captain was also my dive buddy. the fulfilled my dream to see some small pa...  more »