Posted by: divetravelspecialist | May 27, 2010

Happy Anniversary to the Vandenberg Artificial Reef

Happy Anniversary to the Vandenberg Artificial Reef in Key West!

This magnificent ship was laid to rest on the ocean floor on May 27 2009.  We dove it on Aug 30th 2009,  and enjoyed every minute.  Our max depths were 95′ and were able to stay down  for 37-39 minutes (with computer).  The currents were kicking!  But I still got great photos!  The radars, antennas, dishes, and other structures are great to explore.

We dove a “double dip” with a dive boat that only took a handful of skilled divers out.  The other divers on our boat had dove the Vandenberg many times.  One guy was from up North and this was his second vacation in Key West, specifically to dive this wreck.  It’s a long drive from Key Largo (with all the fabulous wrecks there), so we were all happy there is finally something worth diving in Key West!

For the saga on this ship, click:  http://www.fla-keys.com/diving/vandenberg.cfm

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