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A Great Deep Dive Experience

I really enjoyed diving this wreck, which was teeming with sea life and LOADS of visibility. This... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bethcahill
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Lutz, Florida
Third attempt to dive the Spiegel Grove

The dive was excellent and the dive guide (Mason) was really prepared for any contingency. This was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
bobandsue260
,
Charleston, South Carolina
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Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef for underwater diving enthusiasts.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good14%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“great wreck” (48 reviews)
“wreck dive” (58 reviews)
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Key Largo, FL
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really enjoyed diving this wreck, which was teeming with sea life and LOADS of visibility. This is a great opportunity to expand your horizons in the Florida Keys

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The dive was excellent and the dive guide (Mason) was really prepared for any contingency. This was my third attempt as the previous two times the weather was bad. We went down by using the rope that was secured to the ship and made the...More

1  Thank bobandsue260
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent wreck. We had a guide from Rainbow Reef which helped. The wreck is deep but if currents are running, there is plenty of superstructure to hide around.

Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I were working on our Advanced Open Water certification. We chose the Spiegel to dive for our Deep Dive. It was amazing as we slowly ascended into the deep blue ocean, and began to see the outline of the bow of the...More

Thank Diane S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I did a dive on the Spiegel yesterday with Rainbow Reef Dive Center. This is a really fun wreck dive. It has several swim through the guide took us through. We saw the American flag waving in the water. School of tuna fish and lots...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

This is a huge ship with lots of life and places to explore. This would be the most fun for certified wreck divers but has plenty of spaces for other divers to check out. Most, if not all, dive shops require advanced certification and recent...More

2  Thank Kandee R
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We are locals and we dive this wreck every couple of weeks because the life on it changes all the time. It is an easy wreck to dive and if you are luck you see the resident captain - a 400 to 600 lbs Grouper

2  Thank incognitoDiver
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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This is the largest and most impressive wreck we've ever dove on. We could have spent and entire day here and still not seen the whole thing. We definitely want to go back.

1  Thank 630alany
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

A fantastic dive experience. We went with Rainbow diving and had a great trip with an excellent guide. Huge wreck so could only see part of it but would love to go back again. It’s possible to enter the ship and swim through the interior.

3  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

Don't let the Spiegel Grove's popularity fool you - this wreck can be quickly overtaken by strong currents and poor visibility. In even average conditions the wreck is a real treasure, but for divers not ready for a workout, be sure to call in advance....More

1  Thank TKScuba
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Response from Bryan S | Reviewed this property |
The deck is about 85' and the sea floor 135'. If you're looking to dive with an outfit I would highly recommend Rainbow Reef and they will include a guide for free. They are who my family uses annually.
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