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Benwood wreck

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Great second Dive!

We dove the Benwood after the Spiegel Grove. Nice and shallow, lots of fish and marine life. Gave... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
exsea
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Miami, Florida
First Time Visiting the Benwood

This was our first time diving the Benwood. The wreck was neat. Lots of life and history there. I... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
reprhunter
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Selected as one of the dive sites on the Florida Keys' Shipwreck Trail, this merchant marine freighter was built in 1920 and sunk in 1942.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shallow dive” (17 reviews)
“marine life” (20 reviews)
“night dive” (16 reviews)
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Key Largo, FL
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We dove the Benwood after the Spiegel Grove. Nice and shallow, lots of fish and marine life. Gave me a great opportunity to practice with my new camera.

Thank exsea
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first time diving the Benwood. The wreck was neat. Lots of life and history there. I would recommend this for newer open water divers.

Thank reprhunter
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

Went out with Ocean Divers on a boat with the whole family. Two of us dove and three snorkeled. The vis was a little poor due to the storms but overall a great shallow wreck that my Junior Open Water Diver got to see.

Thank Jay H
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Dove the Benwood on a recent rip and was very impressed with the site. A very nice , well-preserved wreck site with much of the structure still intac

1  Thank brianbollwage
Reviewed 4 June 2017

The Benwood is a shallow wreck but there really is not a lot to it - it is pretty torn up. As an experienced diver, I prefer the more intact Spiegel or the Duane -however, for newer divers this is probably a good place to...More

Thank David W
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

We loved this spot because we saw sharks. The water is deep and the chances of seeing large animals is good.

Thank Alisa D
Reviewed 24 May 2017

This was a wonderful scuba experience. It's location is serene and peaceful! Loved visiting the ship wreck!

Thank SV0710
Reviewed 1 May 2017

This was the third time visiting this wreck. It interesting to see the changes made year after year. Full of life and fish. Always barracuda to greet us, no shark this trip but look off to the sides, you may see some. Not your typical...More

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 3 April 2017

This is not an interesting wreck, it's more just a pile of rubble lying on the ocean floor. Daytime animal life wasn't very exciting, but night dive was great!

Thank ScubaDiver2016
Reviewed 25 March 2017

We dove this site after the Speigel Grove and it was nice because it was shallow and the visibility was great. There are a lot fish at this site and we happened to see a nice size nurse shark. Most of the wreck was cleared...More

Thank B G
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