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Latitude: 25° 0.633' N
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6 Miles off Key Largo. The Spiegel Grove wreck lies near Dixie Shoals into the Marine Sanctuary.
How? By boat
Distance Good boat time (< 30min)
Easy to find? Hard to find
Alternative name LSD-32
Average depth 24.4 m / 80.1 ft
max depth 39.6 m / 129.9 ft
Current Medium ( 1-2 knots)
Visibility Good ( 10 - 30 m)
Dive site quality Great
Experience CMAS ** / AOW
Bio interest Interesting
- Marine biology
- Night dive
- Dive training
- Boat trafic
Spiegel Grove sunk June 10, 2002. This is the largest ship ever sunk intentionally to be an artificial reef, and probably the most well known.
- length: 510 feet
- type: U.S. Navy Landing Ship Dock
- tonnage: 6,880 tons
It takes at least two dives to have a look of the wreck. The Spiegel is an excellent Nitrox dive, especially on double tank dives!
In July of 2005, Hurricane Dennis forced the former USS Spiegel Grove onto her keel, right-side-up, which was the position originally intended when she was sunk. It is an amazing dive. Great areas for advanced and limited penetration. This wreck offers something for everyone multiple times. You could dive it 10 times and not see everything.
By Anonymous , 30-12-2009
fun - Have dove there both on it's side and after Dennis put her up. great dive.
By Anonymous , 04-02-2007
Upright - Hurricane Dennis in 2005 adjusted the ship up and down instead of its side. Completely different dive now
By Anonymous , 17-07-2006
Spiegel Grove Dive - 13 JUL 2006 - Awesome dive. Stayed around the bridge area. Shallower and more dive time. Heavy surface current but weak current at the bridge area 65 -75'. Upright and some nice coral and sponges starting.
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