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Address: Grand Cayman

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A wreck of a wreak

Lots of life around the wreck, not a place to go exploring inside the ship as it's been beat up over the years. Easy dive, lots to see.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 August 2016
Guelph, Canada
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Jerome, Arizona
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first night dive, but my only disappointing dive. (I guess I like to see more coral and fish, and the usual nightlife just didn't come out.) The wreck is in pieces. A bit of an underwater junkyard.

Thank JeromeSherry
Marianna, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Not an intact wreck. Broken up quite a bit. The history of the wreck is interesting. A couple of bicycles among the wreckage. The story behind them is interesting but they do stand out. Lots of life. Saw a green moray, nurse shark, and grouper among other marine life. Worth another dive there.

Thank Rob N
Guelph, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Lots of life around the wreck, not a place to go exploring inside the ship as it's been beat up over the years. Easy dive, lots to see.

Thank KW M
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45 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

If you're looking for a traditional wreck site this probably isn't it. The ship has long since disintegrated in a storm. There is still a lot of debris to check out and the nearby formations are great.

Thank johndwilliams
Flowery Branch, Georgia
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185 reviews
83 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2015

The wreck of the Oro Verde has long since passed its appeal as a wreck dive. Now lying in pieces along Paradise Reef, the bow section impinges the reef while small, broken sections are strewn along the shallow sand. A mid-ship segment that is fairly intact has a series of port holes which are somewhat interesting to peer into. Pipes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

Good all around wreck site to play around looking in all the cracks and crevices for fish, lobsters, and crabs. some decent corals but not an advanced site.

Thank Jstinger
Flower Mound, Texas
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37 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2015

I love to explore shipwrecks, but the Oro Verde, as was explained to me by the locals, has been pushed around by hurricanes and tides so much that is is literally a wreck of a wreck. Most of the ship is strewn about the bottom of the ocean with very few intact visible parts to see. For some reason there... More 

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Seneca, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

We spent a wonderful dive on the Oro Verde. Steve Isley from DiveTech entertained us with the story. The wreck is full of sea life. It's absolutely stunning. A definite must!

Thank suzyf29
Bacolod, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

The Wreck of the Oro Verde is a smugglers boat that used to transport cannabis all over the carribean. It was deliberately sunk by the Cayman goverment after it was apprehended. According to locals, when they burned the contraband, the wind shifted, blanketing the entire island with smoke and everybody got high. The wreck is no longer recognizable as a... More 

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Akron, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

Dove here once during my trip in January 2013 and had a great time. Our guide explained ahead of the time it's not a whole ship in tact but pieces of a ship, so no disappointment there. We started from Paradise Reef, then moved to Oro Verde and back, in about an hour. A lot of reef fish, and an... More 

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