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“Sister ships sunk as artificial reefs”
Review of USCG Bibb

Ranked #42 of 72 things to do in Key Largo
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Owner description: A premier dive site in the Florida Keys, this Treasury-class Coast Guard cutter was sunk intentionally to create an artificial reef.
Portland, Maine
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Sister ships sunk as artificial reefs”
Reviewed 25 June 2014

A little deeper than sister ship Duane, Bibb rests on its side and offers an interesting perspective when compared to Duane that sits upright. Saw some big fish on our dive: two huge Goliath Groupers, about a 5' bull shark and a similar sized nurse shark. Didn't see the great white (youtube great white + Duane for the video) but I was OK with that.

Visited June 2014
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
79 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“An underdived site”
Reviewed 20 February 2014

Managed to get here for the first time on my last visit in February 2014. Due to currents it is not often visited. Found twolarge loggerhead turtles on the superstructure and a 3.5m bull shark on the sand off the hull. A great dive though we did almost lose a diver on the surface who was pulled away from the line by the current. Will go back

Visited February 2014
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Richland, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Beautiful Wreck Dive”
Reviewed 26 September 2013

This dive is worth your time. She is a sister to the USS Duane. Funny, one of the sailors that used to be on the Duane said the Bibb was plagued with problems, they were always helping her out and taking her runs when she was broken. We laughed when we realize the poor Bibb couldn't even sink right, she landed on her side!

Well worth a visit, beautiful bright colors and lots of cup corals and the side orientation is interesting to see.

Visited September 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“dive”
Reviewed 1 July 2013

again an excellent wreck for experienced divers,i love the keys wrecks and you cant miss out on this one,while you are here.

Visited June 2013
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West Palm Beach
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“Do it as a night dive”
Reviewed 26 March 2013

This and the USGC Duane are excellent night dives for advanced divers when the conditions are right. The wreck was covered in orange cup corals.. never seen anything like it

Visited April 2012
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