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Key West Morning 2-Tank Vandenberg Wreck SCUBA Dive


Try one of the top Key West dive trips – A morning 2-tank wreck dive on the 525-foot USNS Vandenberg, a WWII-era troop transport & missile-tracking ship.


  • Dive from the M/V Phoenix 46′ custom-configured Newton Dive Boat
  • Work with an experienced on-board dive support team and professional dive guides
  • Make two descents to 100' max depth on the 525-foot Hoyt S. Vandenberg
  • Bring an Advanced Certification card and dive computer to explore the wreck independently
  • Enjoy clean restrooms, two freshwater showers & ample gear storage



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Average 4.85 out of 5 stars based on 13 verified reviews from Key West Scuba Diving.

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Southpoint Divers Vandenberg Wreck Dive
Art Grimaldi, Aug 2020 Verified
The Vandenberg wreck were AWESOME! Zach, the office manager and Emily our Dive Master provide great customer service. We paid the additional fee to have a Dive Master guide on the wreck and I would recommend this to anyone who doesn't have experience going inside a wreck. Emily made sure that we were comfortable swimming through the various spaces within the wreck and she also acted as our photographer, taking some awesome pictures of us on the wreck. Kudos to Emily, Zach, and the rest of the staff. We will be back!
Our Response, Aug 2020
Art, thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our staff will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We work really hard to offer the best experience possible, we are happy to see that reflected on your last visit. We'll be sure to share your words with Zach and Emily. We hope to see you again soon!
Awesome morning dive on the Vandenberg
Ji Clarey, Aug 2020 Verified
We went to dive the Vandenberg Wreck on a Saturday morning. The booking was really easy online through Keywestscubadiving.com; got email and text reminders up to the morning of our trip. The email said to arrive at the shop by 7:30am for the 8am dive, however a sign on the shop’s front door said check-in was 8am to 8:15am. At 8:05am I called and was told someone would be there soon. About 10 minutes later, someone arrived and I was able to check our group in. If I would have known that, I wouldn’t have arrived so early. I was prepared to buy or rent a mask since mine was broken but the dive shop let me use a mask and didn’t charge me which was really kind of them. There’s street parking that’s $4 an hour, so be prepared to pay $20 since the boat doesn’t return until around 12:30pm. The boat is a short walking distance from the shop, it’s behind the Hyatt Centric Hotel. There was only 5 divers total on our boat, so plenty of room. They did place a solo diver with us, but we didn’t mind and ran our dive plan with him beforehand. The boat has a toilet onboard, defogger, shower, cooler filled with ice for your drinks, and water cooler for refills. It’s about a 35 minute boat ride to the dive spot. One our first dive, we took the second mooring line to check out the stern. You only get 17 minutes or when you hit 1000 psi, whichever comes first for safety measures. Did a 45 minute surface interval before our second dive. On the second dive, we took the same mooring line down towards the wheelhouse (super structure) and posed for photos with the Duval sign. When you return to the dock, they have two giant bins of water, one with fresh water and another with desensitizing agent for your scuba gear. They usually have afternoons and a night dive if they have at least 3 divers, or the dive could be cancelled. If you don’t have your advanced or haven’t dived in a while, you can hire a guide for $30 a person. If you leave your car in front of the scuba shop, there are plenty of places to eat and shop within walking distance after your dive. Thomas was the scuba instructor onboard, he was super friendly and helpful. They have an amazing crew who are very knowledgeable!
Our Response, Aug 2020
Ji, Thanks for leaving such a detailed review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; our Thomas and the rest of the crew will be pleased to learn of your high praise. They work very diligently and it will provide them with great encouragement to keep doing what they are doing. Thanks a lot for booking your tour on Key West Scuba Diving, we look forward to seeing you again.
Awesome wreck Dive the Vandenberg!!
James William Partridge, Aug 2020 Verified
Loved it would dive this wreck everyday if I lived here!
Our Response, Aug 2020
James, we are grateful that you took the time out to leave us a review. We are so glad you enjoyed your activity on Key West Scuba Diving and we had the opportunity to help make your vacation so much fun.
Outstanding experience
Louis Ward, Dec 2019
Fantastic place! Fantastic workers, everything is just perfect
Kate Foley, Dec 2019
This is an excellent dive operation
The best diving experience
Mary Frost, Nov 2019
Boat is new and provides a smooth ride. Staff is very helpful and knowledgeable.
Great experience
Letha Flanagan, Oct 2019
Very easy to get to, great helpful staf, very patient and explains things really well. Overall the experience was excellent and we had a near perfect day.
Memorable Dive Excursion
David Peterson, Aug 2019 Verified
My son and I share diving as our hobby. This trip was fantastic. The crew were very kind and the hospitality on the boat was better than any other places we have chartered with. We also ran into another duo we had dove with before, so it was even more fun to pair up with them. Parking kind of disappointing-very expensive, but study options before you go, I learned after the fact there are some tricks to avoid exorbitant parking fees. In closing, we shall definitely return!
Wonderful Experience
Juana Daley, Aug 2019
The Dive Key West team is amazing. The whole team were friendly, encouraging experts.
Key West Morning Wreck Dive.
Anthony Lyle, Aug 2019 Verified
Our dive masters were very good. The brief was detailed. There was not a lot of people on the dive. That made us very comfortable with the dive and the currents we faced. They did a great job. We could have had better viz, but hey, we were blowing bubbles and happy.

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