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Vandenberg Wreck, Key West

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#11 of 25 in Parks in 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. 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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  • Vandy is a great wreck dive. Currents can be strong, not suitable for inexperienced divers. Last time I went with Captain Hook's Dive Key West. I will definitely be going with them again. Capt... 
    Vandy is a great wreck dive. Currents can be strong, not suitable for inexperienced divers. Last time I went with Captain Hook's Dive Key West. I will definitely be going with them again. Capt...  more »
  • 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
    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 »

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