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Benwood wreck

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Nice easy dive

This is a great second dive after a deep first dive. Lots of fish, even a green moray was hanging... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Beanctr999
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Joliet, Illinois
Dive into WWII history.

This is not he most pristine of wrecks, nor is it very deep. I think I hit 48 feet max on this... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Demian I
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Selected as one of the dive sites on the Florida Keys' Shipwreck Trail, this merchant marine freighter was built in 1920 and sunk in 1942.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“shallow dive” (18 reviews)
“marine life” (22 reviews)
“dive site” (20 reviews)
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Key Largo, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great second dive after a deep first dive. Lots of fish, even a green moray was hanging out. This is a very easy dive and great for newly certified folks.

Thank Beanctr999
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not he most pristine of wrecks, nor is it very deep. I think I hit 48 feet max on this dive. BUT, it is a true historical wreck. A WWII cargo ship, she ran aground after striking another vessel while trying to avoid...More

Thank Demian I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A wreck easily accessible to beginning OW divers and since there were a few of those in our group we liked it. More advanced divers may find it a little less exiting, but inquisitive souls will find plenty to look at.

Thank Ralf J
Reviewed 12 November 2017

I have dived the Benwood numerous times and there's always something different to see! There are numerous fish species and a recent night dive brought 7-8 sea turtles of varying sizes! We also saw about 4 lionfish hiding in a crevice and it was frustrating...More

Thank wolffpak22
Reviewed 12 November 2017

irma did a lot of uncovering. you need to dive this wreck again. it is well worth the trip, it all new now.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

This was our favorite dive of the trip. 42 feet at max depth, easy to navigate, and there was lots to see---including a VERY old Spanish anchor dredged up by Irma! The marine life is coming back post Irma - -we saw green and spotted...More

Thank MrsScott W
Reviewed 17 October 2017

This is a blown out wreck, not sure it always looked like this, but we dove it a month after Irma came through (Oct 2017). Some of the wreck is intact but there is a large debris field. The visibility here was the worst of...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Have dived here on numerous occasions, but when the vis is good, it's a great dive. Plenty of fish. The highlight of the dive was watching a turtle cleaning station. She spent a leisurely time cleaning her plastron and carapace. Fabulous to watch!

Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 28 August 2017

This is an easy wreck to do, not terribly deep good vis and plenty of wildlife to see. Look and you'll find the octopus.

Thank Travelin25
Reviewed 17 August 2017

I did two dives at the Benwood, and I wasn't overwhelmed. To be fair, the conditions weren't excellent, and that may have affected the dive.

Thank Jon F
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