Wreck dives 9.30 am
We dive one of the Key West wrecks every morning. Leaving the dock at 9.30 am, check in time is at 9 am and returning to the dock at around 1.20 pm. Most mornings we do a double dip (with a mandatory 1 hour hour surface interval in between dives) on the Vandenberg, but upon request we also go to the Cayman Salvage Master.
Our wrecks dives are advanced deep dives, therefore you need to have an advanced open water certification. If not, you can still dive the wrecks, but you’ll have to hire a private guide. You also have to be at least 15 years old!
The Vandenberg wreck lies approximately seven miles south of Key West and sits in 140’ of water, the main deck is at 95’. The wreck sits upright and is 522’ long and 71’ wide. Prior to being sunk to create an artificial reef on May 27, 2009, the Vandenberg served in World War II as an allied military troop transport ship. Following the war, she served the U.S. Air Force as a missile satellite tracking ship. The ship was prepared and sunk with divers in mind. This wreck was rated as the number 1 wreck in the world by the readers of Scuba Diving Magazine. She’s the second largest artificial reef in the world and bucket-list dive for many experienced divers!
See below a great impression of the Vandenberg wreck! Made by Way Down Video Productions, Key West.
Cayman Salvage Master
The Cayman Salvage Master is a 187’ long steel hulled bouy tender. The vessel was built for the United States Coast Guard in 1937. She currently lies upright in 90’ of water approximately seven miles off Key West. She initially sat on her side but was later righted by Hurricane Kate in 1985. The Cayman is home to large marine life such as Goliath groupers, moray eels and jacks.
What to expect and need to bring
We provide ice water and a large cooler filled with ice. So please feel free to bring your favorite drinks and snacks. The boat has two fresh water showers for rinsing yourself off, a camera bucket for photo/ video gear and a rinse bucket for masks. In addition to snacks and drinks, we suggest that you bring a towel, sun screen, and a change of clothes.
Booth/boat: 631 Greene Street – Dive Center: 125 Ann Street – Phone: 305-296-8865 – Email: email@example.com