Vandenberg Wreck, Key West

4.7
#10 of 25 in Parks in Key West
Add Vandenberg Wreck to your bucket list to discover the remnants of a squire-class transport ship 159 m (522 ft) in length. The ship served in the United States Navy during World War II and finally retired in the 1980s. Sunk purposely in 2009, the wreck now represents the second-largest artificial reef of its kind. Visitors can explore this underwater playground by scuba diving, as the deck of the ship sits 28 m (92 ft) below the surface of the water. Colorful schools of fish dart in and out of the rooms and hallways, and well-placed lights aid with visibility. Add Vandenberg Wreck to your Key West travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Key West itinerary planner .
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  • Dove it 4 rimes. It’s a relatively new wreck so not a lot of coral but a lot of life on and around the wreck . Not an easy dive . It’s deep and there’s a lot of current.  more »
  • This is about 100 feet deep. very eerie! The only big fish we saw were barracudas. Never in my life have dove and seen so many in one place.  more »

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