Add Vandenberg Wreck to your bucket list to discover the remnants of a squire-class transport ship 159 m (522 ft) in length. The ship served in the United States Navy during World War II and finally retired in the 1980s. Sunk purposely in 2009, the wreck now represents the second-largest artificial reef of its kind. Visitors can explore this underwater playground by scuba diving, as the deck of the ship sits 28 m (92 ft) below the surface of the water. Colorful schools of fish dart in and out of the rooms and hallways, and well-placed lights aid with visibility. Add Vandenberg Wreck to your Key West travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Key West itinerary planner .
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Dove it with Southpoint Divers (Great Dive shop). Fascinating wreck that was sunk with divers in mind. Tons of wildlife and you can easily and safely penetrate the wreck. But this is NOT for beginners... more »
Die Vandenberg liegt auf etwa 60m Grund, das Deck ist auf etwa 40m und damit mit Deep Diver Brevet ideal zu erkunden. Es gibt geführte Tauchgänge (2x vom Boot aus). Sehr empfehlenswert! more »The Vandenberg is located on about 60m ground, the deck is at about 40m and thus with Deep Diver Brevet ideal to explore. There are guided dives (2x from the boat). Highly recommended!
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