Duane Shipwreck

Wreck Diving in Key Largo with Sail Fish Scuba

Duane shipwreck in Key Largo was intentionally sunk as an artificial reef 1987
USCG Cutter Duane (WPG33) shipwreck is 327 foot long and was intentionally sunk as an artificial reef on November 26, 1987. The wreck sits in 125 feet of water with a top depth of 60 feet at the Crow’s Nest. The majority of your dive will be done at 105 feet deep touring the main deck.As this wreck sits extremely near the Gulf Stream, it is prone to currents that can make it un-diveable.

Duane Shipwreck Dive Site Description

USCG Cutter Duane (WPG33) shipwreck is 327 foot long and was intentionally sunk as an artificial reef on November 26, 1987. The wreck sits in 125 feet of water with a top depth of 60 feet at the Crow’s Nest. The majority of your dive will be done at 105 feet deep touring the main deck.As this wreck sits extremely near the Gulf Stream, it is prone to currents that can make it un-diveable. If you do get to dive it, you will fall in love with all the massive coral growth and schools of fish that now call it home.Some fish to expect to see, Great barracuda, Atlantic spadefish, yellow tail snapper, goliath grouper, nurse shark, reef shark, and even bull shark call this wreck their home.This dive is best done on enriched air Nitrox for the maximum bottom time!

GPS Coordinates:
• 24′  59.38′ N 80′ 22.92′ W

Duane Shipwreck Additional Information

If you do get to dive it, you will fall in love with all the massive coral growth and schools of fish that now call it home.Some fish to expect to see, Great barracuda, Atlantic spadefish, yellowtail snapper, goliath grouper, nurse shark, reef shark, and even bull shark call this wreck their home.This dive is best done on enriched air Nitrox for the maximum bottom time!

Please make sure you don’t slide your hands down the mooring lines as you descend to the wreck, as this sit gets fished hard by all sorts of fishing boats, and they sadly leave many hooks/fishing lines. Recently we have been seeing a few large Bull Sharks, and sometimes a rouge Great Hammerhead Shark, and there have in recent years even been photo proof of Great White Sharks and massive sized Whale Sharks hanging around with the divers at this wreck!

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Duane Shipwreck in Key Largo