Verenigde Staten, Florida

DUANE WRECK

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The USCGC William J. Duane is a 100-meter-long coastal vessel named after the Secretary of the Treasury under President Andrew Jackson. The Duane was sunk in 1987 and soon became one of the most famous diving wrecks in the United States of America. The ship stands upright in the sand at a maximum depth of 37 meters.

Particulars

Enter the water from the boat to discover the USCGC William J. Duane. The Duane has served as a patrol vessel in the North Atlantic Ocean and in Vietnam. The wreck is home to a lot of marine life, such as pelagic species including bull sharks and sometimes a whale shark. The large schools of barracudas that hunt around the wreck are impressive.

Warnings

Only advanced divers can dive on the Duane. A guided dive is recommended. Only wreck divers can enter the wreck. Plan your dive in time.

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DUANE WRECK Features

Nicknames
Duane, USCGC William J. Duane
Address
Florida Keys Upper Keys, USA
Parking
At charter
Distance
30 min.
Suitable for
Advanced divers, wreck divers
Permit
N.v.t. / NA
Access
Free access
Facilities
Boat dive facilities
Water
Salt
Kind of dive
Boat dive / wreck dive
Current
Medium
Visibility
10 - 30 m.
Average visibility
25 m.
Depth
37 m.
Bottom
zand
Life
Barracuda, grouper, whale shark, bull shark
Other recreation
None

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