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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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What a wreck!! It is so beautiful, lots of amazing coral growth with tons of fish. A photographers dream.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 March 2015
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Trenton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2015

What a wreck!! It is so beautiful, lots of amazing coral growth with tons of fish. A photographers dream.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2015

Do you want to see where those cool wreck pic were taken? Try this wreck. The Duane is stable with great decent lines (usually, wear gloves). This has been the site of great pics through the years, its an advanced dive but an easy one. I always use Amy Slates

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Austin, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2015

Saw a Bullshark while diving here, great wreck to see, not as deep as the sister ship, the "Bib". I used Horizon Divers to take me to the dive site, who gave a great presentation on the history of the ship, and how to dive the wreck.

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2015

I am never left wanting on this wreck. I have dived this wreck at least a dozen times and every time I see sharks, barracudas and other big marine life. One new diver and his parents even saw a Great White shark one day a year or so ago. Highly recommend

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2015

The #1 wreck is the Spiegel Grove (with much debate). The Duane is smaller, and has more growth so we tend to see more. She's a more advanced dive because of the depth (100' at her deck), and the current that comes and goes. But we've seen turtles, Goliath Grouper, sharks, turtles, hogfish, turtles. I've been diving the Duane with... More 

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2015

When we were headed out to the Duane the captain and divemaster could not believe how calm the conditions were. The dive was great, surface conditions were smooth and very little current for late Dec. We had excellent vis, lots of fish, just a really cool wreck to dive!

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Thank Will920
Lansing, MI
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2015

Our dive on the Duane was fantastic. Good viz and little current. Saw large barracudas and a nurse shark at the stern.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

MUST DIVE! Spectacular Wreck - Up Right. Well prepared to be an artificial reef with doors cut out and large holes...this one you can penetrate and enjoy. We had 100ft visibility and it is a sight to see. dive nitrox to get maximum bottom time. There was a current running stern to stem but it was still an easy dive.... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2014

No question that this is a great dive, the wreck is upright and she looks like she is steaming right along the bottom. I have been told that sometimes you can catch this wreck with little to no current. However, of the three separate times I have dived this one, it's always had some strong current all the way to... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2014

Usually not to crowded. Fun wreck to go through. Pretty different from the others. Lots of barracuda around.

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