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Vandenberg Wreck

Key West, FL
+1 305-395-0880
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Awesome but only for experienced divers

This is a huge wrack and you need several dives to see it all. But you should be advanced and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Gerry W
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Florida
Awesome experience

What an incredible experience with Southpoint Divers out of Key West. Highly recommend this dive... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
esteppe2016
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good15%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“great dive” (39 reviews)
“swim throughs” (25 reviews)
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Key West, FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a huge wrack and you need several dives to see it all. But you should be advanced and experienced in wrack, deep and current diving.

Thank Gerry W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What an incredible experience with Southpoint Divers out of Key West. Highly recommend this dive. Staff of Southpoint was oustanding. Went into the rooms of the ship for the full experience.

Thank esteppe2016
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Vandy is a huge wreck with lots of swim throughs, marine life and things to see (e.g., radar dishes). The City of Key West spent millions making it safe for divers. Due to its depth, it is considered to be an advanced dive and...More

1  Thank Mario D
Reviewed 22 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 18 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 28 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 23 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 23 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
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Dennis G
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Captain's Corner Charters was phenomenal!
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7 February 2015|
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Captain's Corner Charters had them in their shop.
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