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Wreck of the USCGC George M. Bibb

Known to the locals as, "The Bib", this ship was part of a group of ships, including the USCG Duane, that served as escorts during WWII. It also served as a main flagship during the invasion of the Japanese island of Okinawa. The ship is 327 feet in length and has a considerable current during dives, sitting on its starboard side at a depth of around 130ft, this wreck is a mentally and physically challenging dive.

Wreck of the Eagle

Sunk in 1985 for use as an artificial reef The Eagle, a 287' conventional-hull freighter, has become the home to many different specie: schools of tarpon and jacks, an occasional turtle and thousands of bait fish. She lays on her starboard side. The wreck begins at 76 feet and drops to the sand at 112 feet. In 1998, Hurricane Georges blew through Islamorada and tore the ship in half. A distance of about 100 feet now separates the two halves. Inside the hull live 2 huge Goliath Groupers (Volkswagen size) definitely a must see!

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KEY LARGO, Florida Keys -- Diver Paul Caputo swims near the forward deck of the  Spiegel Grove. The retired Navy ship is the largest vessel ever scuttled to become an artificial reef. Photo by Stephen Frink/Florida Keys TDC

Wreck of the USCG Duane

The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Duane was sunk in 1987 for use as an artificial reef. She lies upright on a sandy bottom in 120 feet of water off Key Largo. The mast and crow's nest, protruding high above the hull, can be seen at 60 feet. At 70 feet. The superstructure deck is at 90 feet and the main deck lies at l00 feet. The hull structure, completely intact with the original rudders, screws, railings, ladders and ports makes an impressive display. Her upright position makes for an excellent multi-level deep wreck dive.