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Vandenberg Wreck

Key West, FL
+1 305-395-0880
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Big (520') diveable man-made wreck

USS Hoyt S. Vandenberg was sunk on 5/26/2009 as an artificial reef after ten years seeking the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Stephen A
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Awesome dive with so much to explore

I went diving with a group of friends with Lost Reef dive and this dive was amazing, the size of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Will H
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McLean, Virginia
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Key West, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

2  Thank Stephen A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went diving with a group of friends with Lost Reef dive and this dive was amazing, the size of the wreck and all that there is to explore on and inside the ship. you can dive this wreck multiple times and still not see...More

Thank Will H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see wreck for experienced divers. One of the most renown wrecks in the world. Although only for experienced divers. 7 miles off the coast. I dived there for two days. One day the sea was rough and there were difficult conditions with large...More

Thank pavelhoch
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dove the Vandenberg with Dive Key West as part of my deep and wreck diving courses. What a fantastic site to see. Huge barracuda, bull shark, morey eel, and many other species of fish. I can't wait to dive it again.

Thank rwoodallrn
Reviewed 20 May 2017

I was lucky enough to get invited to dive this wreck the first day that it became open to the public. Back then, it was pristine. Although rusty, you could read the compartment numbers in both american and Russian, (depending which side of the ship...More

1  Thank gfd1786
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We did our dive on the Vandenburg with SouthPoint divers. It is at 90-110 feet in depth for the most part, so you either need your Advanced Open Water cert, or an assigned guide. It is a really engaging dive with great swim throughs and...More

Thank okcbikeguy
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Went with Lostreef dive company, very helpful and friendly, assisting with rental gear as I could not bring mine here. We had 100 foot visibility and a little current, but not too bad. Interesting wreck and you can do swim throughs if you are an...More

Thank ian s
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This should be the number one thing for people to do in Key West. Absolutely breath taking. Even with a strong current once you get down on the wreck you can really start adventuring. It is easy to penetrate with little training. You can swim...More

Thank Emily N
Reviewed 10 April 2017

One of the great dives to go on when you are in Key West. So Much to see, 2 dives are not enough, Recommend a second trip.

Thank rwinche
Reviewed 7 April 2017

One of the best wreck diver I have ever done Well worthwhile- would certainly recommend A bucket list item ticked off

Thank Chloders
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Dennis G
Is Advanced Open Water Certification required?
2 February 2017|
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Response from Dave F | Reviewed this property |
yes
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SteveLocke
Yes...I dive. Can you recommend an dive boat??
31 October 2015|
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Response from NavyCop7 | Reviewed this property |
Captain's Corner Charters was phenomenal!
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ChrisGostyla
How can I get a tee shirt? My brother in law has dived on the Vandenberg and I was looking to get him a T-shirt.
8 February 2015|
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Response from NavyCop7 | Reviewed this property |
Captain's Corner Charters had them in their shop.
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