Vandenberg Wreck, Key West

4.8
#10 of 24 in Parks in Key West
Reef · Hidden Gem · Wildlife Area
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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  • We used Captain's Corner to visit the Vandenberg and it was such a great experience! Our guide, John, showed us the octopus that live on the different parts of the ship and the swim-thrus were very...  more »
  • I went with southpoint divers and truly enjoyed it. It was not a hard dive but I imagine if the current was strong, it would be tough. Go and experience it.  more »

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