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Vandenberg Wreck

Key West, FL
+1 305-395-0880
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Amazing wreck, a must see (but advanced)

We were amazed at the sheer size of this beast. The 2nd largest artificial reef in the world... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Miami, Florida
The word "Awesome" is overused....but.....

if you're a diver and haven't seen this wreck you should get there ASAP. Truly an awesome... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Joe S
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“deep dive” (16 reviews)
Key West, FL
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We were amazed at the sheer size of this beast. The 2nd largest artificial reef in the world ! Went out with captains corner and had a great dive with our guide Ben. Lots of cool swimthoughts, lots of large baracudas and goliath groupers. Definitely...More

Thank Natandjaan
Reviewed 19 August 2017

if you're a diver and haven't seen this wreck you should get there ASAP. Truly an awesome experience but showing some age now....still an absolute cannot miss!

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 15 August 2017

The wreck sits upright and is fully intact. The deck sits at about 95' while the keel at some 149'. Visibility is rarely above 15-20' so stay close to your dive buddy. Having said that the wreck is a fantastic dive. I always take a...More

Thank stephenfrench07
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I have never made a dive down to this sunken vessel but have fished over it many times with great success. Just be sure to steer clear of the dive flags

Thank duvalst999
Reviewed 24 July 2017

The Vandenburg Wreck is so immense with multiple swimthroughs that it would take hundreds of dives to explore all of it. With lots of marine life surrounding the wreck, it is surely a must-do dive if you are in the Keys.

1  Thank Alextravels2799
Reviewed 24 July 2017

No regrets at all! But be careful it's only for experimented divers. You must have an AOW license and some experience in wrecks since it's not easy if you intend to go through the wreck as it may the main idea! For doing more fun...More

Thank maxmiglio
Reviewed 9 June 2017

USS Hoyt S. Vandenberg was sunk on 5/26/2009 as an artificial reef after ten years seeking the necessary permits and permissions. It was prepared by divers for divers, and sits at 100ft (deck area). All of Key West's dive companies go there, and it takes...More

6  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 1 June 2017

I went diving with a group of friends with Lost Reef dive and this dive was amazing, the size of the wreck and all that there is to explore on and inside the ship. you can dive this wreck multiple times and still not see...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 24 May 2017

A must see wreck for experienced divers. One of the most renown wrecks in the world. Although only for experienced divers. 7 miles off the coast. I dived there for two days. One day the sea was rough and there were difficult conditions with large...More

Thank pavelhoch
Reviewed 22 May 2017

I dove the Vandenberg with Dive Key West as part of my deep and wreck diving courses. What a fantastic site to see. Huge barracuda, bull shark, morey eel, and many other species of fish. I can't wait to dive it again.

Thank rwoodallrn
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Response from NavyCop7 | Reviewed this property |
Captain's Corner Charters was phenomenal!
8 February 2015|
Response from NavyCop7 | Reviewed this property |
Captain's Corner Charters had them in their shop.