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“Another great wreck dive”
Review of USCG Duane

Ranked #14 of 71 things to do in Key Largo
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Owner description: The 329-foot Coast Guard cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 to create an "artificial reef," which was specially prepared for advanced divers with clear, open hatchways and open rooms to explore.
Portland, Maine
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12 reviews
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“Another great wreck dive”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Sitting next to sister ship Bibb (Duane sits upright and Bibb rests on its side) these are two great AOW dives. Duane has some great penetration diving too. Artificial reef that was prepped for diving prior to being sunk.

Visited June 2014
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Rockville, Maryland
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“Great Dive!”
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Beautiful wreck, saw a huge Goliath Grouper. We had a great day out there -- current was there but diveable and even at over 100' we had time to do some serious diving.

Visited June 2014
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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“Excellent dive”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

What an amazing shipwreck to dive on!!! There is so many openings you can dive throe entire upper section, even for those who do not like penetrate it is a pure joy. Watch for currents, they are pretty strong. Marine life is exceptional, I had seen 300 lbs Goliath Grouper, many Barracudas.

Visited June 2014
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Key Largo, Florida
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13 reviews
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“Best Dive in Fl Keys”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Have been diving the Duane for 19 yrs and though it has gone through many changes it is still the best dive in the Fl Keys. Try to get the center buoy attached to the smoke stack. It allows you to go to bow or stern depending on the current as well as a multi level dive to end on. Awesome coral and fish. Night dives are beautiful as well!

Visited July 2013
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Groves, Texas
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“Great Wreck Dive for advanced divers”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

USCG Duane lies 70-130 feet deep. Excellent dive for advanced divers. Was able to take some great pictures. Helpful with the ropes and buoys attached to get back to dive boat.

Visited May 2014
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