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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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  • Outstanding artificial reef! You will need multiple dives to see the entire ship. Visibility is dependent upon the currents. There are many swim throughs and the marine live is abundant. She rests at ...  more »
  • Had a great course with Captians Corner. The wreck was great. Ask for Indiana Mike very safety conscious. 
  • 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.