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Spiegel Grove

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Address: Key Largo, FL
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Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef...

Retired 510-foot naval ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef for underwater diving enthusiasts.

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first wreck...

I visited the Spiegel Grove after reading and dreaming about it for over 10 years. I have followed the story and always wanted to visit. Ranbow Reef Dive Center made that dream... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 October 2016
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Brazoria, Texas
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Brazoria, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

I visited the Spiegel Grove after reading and dreaming about it for over 10 years. I have followed the story and always wanted to visit. Ranbow Reef Dive Center made that dream a reality. The ship itself was fantastic, the completeness of it blew me away. Water visibility was great and the depth was easily reachable.

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Gallatin, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Spiegel Grove - a lot to see - be careful it's a deep dive. We had a good dive on the Spiegel Grove this time but it was cut a bit short due to the underwater current we experienced. The last time my wife and I dived on this wreck was back in 2003 and we did not have any... More 

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Prospect Heights, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We hired a dive master to accompany us, a well worthwhile expense. The dive is a lifetime experience.

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Shelbyville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

An interesting deep dive for experienced divers. Lots of cool passages to explore. Some great wildlife too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Great dive and some really nice swim throughs. Saw some large barracuda and large angelfish. The viz was about 40' and there was about a 1.5 knot current on the wreck. I would recommend this dive if you're in the area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Heard of the Spiegel Grove for a few years and we finally got to dive there. We are open water certified (60') but with a master diver guide we could go deeper so we went down 80' to the bridge and had our pic taken with the USA flag... The visibility is limited and colors are muted but it was... More 

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Dereham
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Great to be with such a good team of people although it was primarily my husband Todd who being a dive master took me down on the wreck

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

We had the good fortune to dive this wreck with little to no current. This was my fourth time on this dive and only the second without a ripping current. There is a tremendous amount of growth and some good sized fish. Visibility wasn't great but it was manageable. It takes several dives to cover this wreck as it is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

If you are here diving its a must, Very big and ok for 3-4 dives, penetration dive available. We went with the rainbow reef boat, who were very professional and I highly recommend, so dont hold back just book it you won't be dis appointed.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Spiegel is a big, 510 foot, boat, which provides opportunities to view all sorts of interesting wreck scenery - props, heli-pads, extensive decks, cranes, etc. There are also numerous swimthroughs with regular exits; however, it's a good idea to go with a guide if you're interested in swimthroughs as some of the entrance points are not safe.

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