Vandenberg Wreck, Key West

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#6 of 19 in Nature in Florida Keys
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. Add Vandenberg Wreck to your Key West travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Key West itinerary planner .
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  • This is a huge wrack and you need several dives to see it all. But you should be advanced and experienced in wrack, deep and current diving.  more »
  • What an incredible experience with Southpoint Divers out of Key West. Highly recommend this dive. Staff of Southpoint was oustanding. Went into the rooms of the ship for the full experience.  more »
  • The Vandy is a huge wreck with lots of swim throughs, marine life and things to see (e.g., radar dishes). The City of Key West spent millions making it safe for divers. Due to its depth, it is conside...  more »

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