Just like the Spiegel, the USCG Duane is an excellent dive and a must. 2 drops are required to fully enjoy this wreck and see all the good parts.
Everything a artificial reef is supposed to be and then some....
Unlike a lot of the other wrecks deliberately sunk, this one wasn't stripped bare. The interior still has some furniture - desks with intact drawers - and other interesting features. It's less "sterile" feeling than the Spiegel and it makes it easy to imagine what it looked like when it was topside!
For advanced only and nitrox is highly recommended. Did back to back dives, difficult to cover in one. Lots of barracuda, schools of grunt, Queen angelfish, trumpet, buddies saw Nurse shark and large puffer. Can go through galley or wheelhouse easily. On our dive there was a strong reverse current from stern to bow, good to ascend/ descend on mooring... More
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