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Address: Key Largo, FL
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Selected as one of the dive sites on the Florida Keys' Shipwreck Trail,...

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.

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The Benwood wreck

The Benwood wreck is cool even on a low vis day, though not as great as the nearby Spiegel Grove. Still worth a dive if you have the time/$ for an extra trip, and you'll be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Benwood wreck is cool even on a low vis day, though not as great as the nearby Spiegel Grove. Still worth a dive if you have the time/$ for an extra trip, and you'll be surprised by how vast the wreck is. Lots of cool corals have colonized, and we were even treated to a large school of midnight... More 

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Sanford, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great dive for levels of experience the wreck is home to a variety if marine life and you will probably see turtles and a hammerhead id you are lucky I did so enjoy the dive and ride.

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Thank David S
Miami, Florida
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4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This dive is an amazing location. The wreck is home to hundreds of fish which all change from daylight to night time. If you have the ability to do a night dive on this wreck you have the chance to see the Parrot fish in their mucous cocoon as they sleep. You can see the crabs come crawling from inside... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Definitely worth a visit, particularly if you have not dived a wreck before. This is a real wreck, not an artificial reef wreck. Lots of fish, and growth on the wreck.

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Kechi, Kansas
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9 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This wreck is not intact but has a good amount of wildlife inhabiting it. Also a good area for a night dive.

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Thank BrentCapAmericaSmith
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4 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

We had a rough day at sea. It was the second dive after the Spiegel Grove. About four of the 17 divers didn't go due to seasickness. I sucked it up and puked underwater. Maybe 4' of visibility on a clear blue day.

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Thank Dan C
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8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went with Quiescence diving. Great company. Shallow dive as wrecks go, 25-30 ft. Tons of fish, eels, etc.

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Linden, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Dove the Benwood last weekend. First time on the wreck, was very interesting and saw a sea turtle as well. Watch out for the fire coral.

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Thank Martin K
Dallas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

We had nice visibility and lots of life on the wreck, including a huge scorpion fish which was a treat. This is a destroyed wreck with not a lot of structure left, but lots of fish!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My favorite dive in Key Largo. Scorpion and lionfish, sharks and turtles, everything you could ask for. Beautiful coral. it was wonderful.

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