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Not Do Deep Wreck Dive

This is a relatively shallow wreck dive, so if you just have a basic open water certification you... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2016
ScubaBabe16
Lots to see, great for all divers

We really enjoyed our experience at the Benwood, this was our favorite dive site out of 9 I did... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
lyannak
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Philadelphia, PA
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shallow dive” (18 reviews)
“marine life” (22 reviews)
“easy dive” (11 reviews)
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Key Largo, FL
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

This is a relatively shallow wreck dive, so if you just have a basic open water certification you are good to go. Enjoyed this dive very much, it will give you a taste of wreck diving and likely leave you wanting to see more wrecks...More

Thank ScubaBabe16
Reviewed 2 June 2016

We really enjoyed our experience at the Benwood, this was our favorite dive site out of 9 I did with Rainbow Reef dive company. The dive was 40 feet, which was a nice drop after all the shallow diving we did at the reefs. A...More

Thank lyannak
Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

I saw a huge turtle there. The rack was pretty and lots of marine life settled there. Tons of fish were living and the depth was very well tolerable. You don't need to be an advanced diver to go there. Maximum depth was about 50...More

Thank jamin K
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The Benwood wreck is not that deep which means you don't consume your air/nitrox as quickly as on deeper dives. The best part was the abundance of fish around the wreck.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 15 May 2016

Great time. First wreck I have visited. The captain of the Rainbow Reef dive boat gave the divers history behind the wreck before we submerged.It was interesting to know the story.

Thank Jay G
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Sea dwellers was awesome very nice group help with every thing they made the bend wood dive awesome. Saw amazing fish thanks for a wonderful time

Thank marlyinn
Reviewed 26 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 21 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 7 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
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