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Excellent wreck on a good day

Have dived here on numerous occasions, but when the vis is good, it's a great dive. Plenty of fish... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
harmsenom
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New Orleans, Louisiana
Tons of Fish

This is an easy wreck to do, not terribly deep good vis and plenty of wildlife to see. Look and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Travelin25
,
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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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)
“night dive” (16 reviews)
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Key Largo, FL
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Have dived here on numerous occasions, but when the vis is good, it's a great dive. Plenty of fish. The highlight of the dive was watching a turtle cleaning station. She spent a leisurely time cleaning her plastron and carapace. Fabulous to watch!

Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an easy wreck to do, not terribly deep good vis and plenty of wildlife to see. Look and you'll find the octopus.

Thank Travelin25
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I did two dives at the Benwood, and I wasn't overwhelmed. To be fair, the conditions weren't excellent, and that may have affected the dive.

Thank Jon F
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Saw some huge barracuda, a sea turtle, many schools of fish, too many kinds to count. Relatively easy for new divers to navigate, since it is well-defined, and so much wildlife to see that the dive goes by very quickly.

1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Saw lots of fish, many turtles and eels. Bioluminescence. Can't get lost. If you can see the wreck you know where you are. Highly recommend.

Thank karinking13
Reviewed 22 July 2017

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 13 July 2017

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 4 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 3 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

1  Thank David W
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