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FLORIDA KEYS WRECK TREK

Spiegel Grove

Key Largo



Wreck Trek Overview

Photos: W. Poelzer

www.unterwasser-fotos.com

Photos: W. Poelzer

www.unterwasser-fotos.com

Photos: W. Poelzer

www.unterwasser-fotos.com

Photos: W. Poelzer

www.unterwasser-fotos.com

Photos: W. Poelzer

www.unterwasser-fotos.com

Depth Range: 60-130 feet

Experience Level: Advanced to Expert

Sunk June 10, 2002


The USS Spiegel Grove was originally a Landing Ship Dock (LSD 32). It was sunk of the coast of Key Largo in 2002 to create an artificial reef. The ship measures 510 feet in length and 84 feet across at its widest point. The ship now lies at 134 feet at its deepest point, its highest point being around 60 feet.


The sinking of the Spiegel Grove was very interesting. The ship rolled over until it was upside down. It then came to rest on the sea floor upside down with its bow pointing out of the ocean, and was then rolled to its starboard side. The Spiegel Grove laid on its side until July 2005 when Hurricane Dennis created a force large enough to put the ship right-side-up!


This world-famous artificial reef was until recently the biggest wreck in the world sunk especially for divers. The wreck is now upright. Most of the openings have been widened and secured with lines, so that advanced divers can easily do a variety of exciting swim-throughs with daylight. For "pros", the wreck offers lots of additional possibilities.

Photos: W. Poelzer

www.unterwasser-fotos.com

Photos: W. Poelzer

www.unterwasser-fotos.com

Photos: W. Poelzer

www.unterwasser-fotos.com

Photos: W. Poelzer

www.unterwasser-fotos.com

Photos: W. Poelzer, www.unterwasser-fotos.com

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