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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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  • Who like to dive wrecks should have seen the Vandenberg in any case. The degree of difficulty, however, is dependent on the weather. I have now waves and so-so view and hardly any waves and view from the surface. It is natural when visibility is much more fun, but also in slightly less visibility, there were always impressive dives. The wreck is quite large, and so can not be seen fully it within one or two dives. It is in very good condition and there are a lot of swim-thru's. Many schools of fish are in the and in the vicinity of the wreck. The constructions are very impressive and very nice photo opportunities. I'll have continue to list it on my to do, because I have seen not all by far of the Vandenberg.
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  • 522 feet of unadulterated underwater Jungle-Gym, by far the best wreck i have ever dove. I am a PADI scuba instructor and could dive this wreck 100+ times and still see something new on every dive. Us...  more »
  • If you are a Diver you cannot pass this up. It's a wonderful wreck dive experience. Please listen to your Dive Masters though and use the line from the boat to descend because the current out there ca...  more »