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Vandenberg Wreck, Key West

#11 of 24 in Parks in Key West
Reef · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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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  • The Captain’s Locker guys really looked after us. We did a two-tank trip to the wreck which had decent visibility and, crucially, no current so we were able to swim from bow to stern and do some cool....  more »
  • What an incredible dive experience! I dove this on air (21%), but could have been with Nitrox as the maximum depth we were taken was 100 feet to the top deck. There are numerous easy swim throughs on....  more »

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