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USCG Duane

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Address: Key Largo, FL
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The 329-foot Coast Guard cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 to create an...

The 329-foot Coast Guard cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 to create an "artificial reef," which was specially prepared for advanced divers with clear, open hatchways and open rooms to explore.

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Amazing Dive

The Duane is an epic dive. You can see all sorts of marine life in typically 80+ feet of visibility. The wreck itself is a great dive even if the sea life is scarce on it. There... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Duane is an epic dive. You can see all sorts of marine life in typically 80+ feet of visibility. The wreck itself is a great dive even if the sea life is scarce on it. There tend to be schools of snapper and of course massive schools of barracuda which form around the tallest portions of the wreck. Easy... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've dove a lot of wrecks but the Duane has got to be my favorite. It's a solid structure with plenty of marine life. It's small enough to go end to end in one dive but large enough that you can spend multiple dives enjoying. Two tips: 1) Make sure to visit the crows nest as a sea turtle hangs... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

didn't see ' saul, ' the grouper, who usually hangs there but he'd be 40 yrs old at least - by now, anyway

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This wreck is very good been under water longer than the Stiegel Grove wreck and is smaller but has alot of life on it. Easy to explore as is smaller , recommend to be advanced as I got 34m and wasn't on the sea bed. We saw a resident turtle and a bull shark swimming around which was great +... More 

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Kechi, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

The Duane is an intact ship. Most of the time it has a heck of a current on it. Advanced divers can enjoy it. Some days there is not a fast current. Talk to the dive companies. I recommend Rainbow Reef Dive Company.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

I absolutely LOVE this dive. It's my favorite of all the wrecks in the area. It's been down since the 80's and has a ton of life on it. It sits upright and is very easy to see the ship at depth in one trip. Crow's nest is at 55' and the deck is 110'. If you plan your dive... More 

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Burlington, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This wreck alwasy is a fantastic dive since 1987! I would encourage any who have not dived this wrech get over to Quiescence Diving Services and give a go, you wont be dissapointed.

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Linden, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Dove the Duane last weekend as well. Current was ripping and waves were high. But once down there the wreck was excellent. Make sure you go when current is down and be in shape, you will get a work out

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West Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

Another wonderful dive location in the Keys. Worth the price for nitrox due to its depth, and you definitely need to pay attention to the possibility of currents (both while descending and at depth). A must-see site if you enjoy wreck diving.

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Dereham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

My second wreck of our diving trip & I really enjoyed my time looking at the Duane it was an easy dive

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