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Shallower dive than Speigal Grove . Ship is pretty torn up but lots to see and was a good dive... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2016
pk5500
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Boston, Ma
A nice wreck to visit

This is my second time to visit. You can see the changes from two years ago. Lots of life on and... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2016
Timothy G
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Key Largo
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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” (21 reviews)
“easy dive” (10 reviews)
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Key Largo, FL
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Reviewed 27 April 2016

Shallower dive than Speigal Grove . Ship is pretty torn up but lots to see and was a good dive. dive about 40-70 feet

Thank pk5500
Reviewed 22 April 2016

This is my second time to visit. You can see the changes from two years ago. Lots of life on and around the wreck. After the second trip, its an OK visit, but I will pass if possible on the next.

Thank Timothy G
Reviewed 18 April 2016

Old wreck so there is coral and a lot of fish to see - not too deep only 40 - 50 feet and excellent visibility - saw spotted eel and green moray = sharks and rays - turtle and every kind of fish - excellent...More

Thank carlamford58
Reviewed 8 April 2016

mellow dive across the skeleton of a ship. not too deep so nice and bright. lots of nooks and crannies for fish. saw some dogfish, cowfish and filefish that I had not seen before. a nice green moray as well

Thank Pats_fan15K
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Fish everywhere. Old wreck with lots of marine life. Found spotted drum which are hard to find. Also found two eels tucked away in the nooks and crannies of the wreck. 30 - 35 feet so easy dive for new divers also. Kids enjoyed the...More

Thank dpcarson
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The profusion of fish and other aquatic life was fantastic. Could dive this again and again. Saw a monster green moray eel while looking into one of the topside compartments, the largest lobsters I have ever seen, every color of the rainbow in the schools...More

1  Thank greatpond
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We saw this wreck the same day as the Spiegel, so it wasn't as impressive, but still a good wreck to dive. You don't need to have an AOW to see this wreck. And, you don't need more than one dive to see it all.

Thank Deb H
Reviewed 27 January 2016

The fish life is amazing on this site- get your camera ready. Also a very easy to navigate site, great if your not the best with your navigation skills yet.

Thank Camille1650
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Wreck is only about 40 feet deep, very interesting wreck visually. Lots of beautiful colorful fish, large and small. Easy wreck dive since it is so shallow, and you can spend a lot of time there. Visibility was not great during our dive but we...More

Thank cml94618
Reviewed 12 January 2016

An excellent fishy wreck for beginner scuba divers but seasoned divers should give it a look too. The wreck has no penetration points and is easy to navigate. Shallow conditions allow plenty of sunlight to penetrate.

Thank Eric F
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