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Benwood wreck

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Life and more Life

My 2nd time on this wreck and can't wait to go back. Wonderful for beginners and skilled divers... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael A
North Fort Myers, Florida
An easy pleasant dive.

I was here again but this time with Rainbow Reef divers. The Benbow isn't really a wreck as such... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
David S
Pembroke, United Kingdom
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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.
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My 2nd time on this wreck and can't wait to go back. Wonderful for beginners and skilled divers easy and full of lice. very relaxing from 25-50 feet and viz about 40 live was everywhere

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here again but this time with Rainbow Reef divers. The Benbow isn't really a wreck as such as it was bombed as a navigation hazard by the US Navy so is mainly a pile of plate steel spread over a wide area in...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This wreck dive shows you what a real wreck looks like underwater. Dove on it with Rainbow Reef Dive Charters - I highly recommend them for this dive.

Thank Elvis G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was my first wreck dive back in the 80's and there is not much left of the Benwood, it's sitll has a lot of sealife and a good biginner dive spot.

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not too deep and you don’t have the problems with current that you may encounter on the Duane or Spiegel Grove. Went with youngest son-it was his first wreck dive and he really enjoyed it. I’d recommend it for relatively new divers or those that...More

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Deep enough to scuba, can be snorkeled as well. Always clear. tons of sea life. Easy to find and close to Molasses

Thank George D
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Loved exploring this wreck. There were lots of fish of many different kinds. At the deepest, we were at about 55 feet -- that was at the old ship's anchor. Interesting history!

Thank n h
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Went to Key Largo for a week to get scuba certified. Had a great time with the Sea Dwellers crew. Our second dive after getting certified was to the Benwood. Shallow enough to still have great light and visibility. We even got to swim with...More

Thank Peter N
Reviewed 26 July 2018

We were thrilled to find a nice shallow wreck for my son who his a Jr Scuba diver. Great site with lots of fish. It's an exciting dive for a young kid

Thank kfreedman2018
Reviewed 3 July 2018

I have been diving on the Benwood many times and always have found interesting and abundant sea life. The site is shallow (about 30 feet), so you get plenty of bottom time to explore.

Thank Clint W
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