Verenigde Staten, Florida

SPIEGEL GROVE

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The USS Spiegel Grove. The ship is immense in size, it has the length of two football fields. The Spiegel Grove was sunk in 2002 near Dixie Shoals in Key Largo, Florida and lies between 18 and 40 meters, with the largest part between 25 and 28 meters. It is said to be the largest vessel that has deliberately been sunk. One dive on the Spiegel Grove is not enough to see it completely.

Particulars

The sinking of the Spiegel Grove did not go according to plan. The date of sinking was scheduled for Friday 17 May around 14:00 hours, but it started sinking well before that time. Eventually she stayed on the side with her bow above water. A rescue team managed to sink the ship completely but didn't get her upright as planned. Subsequent efforts to achieve the desired result failed, until hurricane Dennis put the ship upright, to great surprise of the diving community.

Warnings

Watch your air consumption, the ship is so big that you can easily forget the time.

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SPIEGEL GROVE Features

Nicknames
Spiegel Grove
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
Wreck dive / boat dive
Current
Limited / medium
Visibility
10 - 30 m.
Average visibility
25 m.
Depth
40 m.
Bottom
sand
Life
Barracuda
Other recreation
None

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