Verenigde Staten, Florida

BENWOOD WRECK

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Benwood Wreck dates from the Second World War. The Benwood was built in England in 1910 and sank in 1942 when it collided with another ship. It lies between the French reef and Dixie Shoals on a low reef in depths between 8 to 17 meters.

Particulars

Benwood Wreck is marked by a number of buoys. Underwater you will encounter a seriously damaged wreck. Especially the bow and the hull of the ship are in bad shape. This is not just the result of war damage. Benwood Wreck has also been used for bombing training.

Warnings

There may be a strong current present at Benwood Wreck. Night diving is possible, although the necessary experience is required.

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BENWOOD WRECK Features

Nicknames
The Benwood Wreck, S.S. Benwood
Address
Florida Keys Upper Keys, USA
Parking
At charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
Wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive
Current
Strong
Visibility
10 - 30 m.
Average visibility
25 m.
Depth
17 m.
Bottom
sand
Life
Barracuda, grouper
Other recreation
None

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