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Diving the Spiegel Grove… Wreck or Reef?

Spiegel Grove... wreck or reef?

This is the first ebook in the Wreck Series.

The Spiegel Grove has a wealth of opportunity for great diving. It is an icon of Key Largo, it’s just plain fun, and it's sprinkled with a bit of a challenge at times.

I have been on the Spiegel in a wide variety of conditions... less than 30 feet of visibility, with loads of current, to clear 80-plus visibility days when you can drop down, instead of pulling yourself down, to the wreck. Take a closer look at one of the best dives... anywhere!

The Spiegel Grove At a Glance
Date Sunk: June 10, 2002 (Hurricane Dennis turned ship upright in July 2005)
Location: 25° 04.00′ N; 80° 18.65′ W (6 Miles off Key Largo)
Maximum Depth: 130 feet
Minimum Depth: 45 feet (approximately)
Ship Length: 510 feet
Ship Height: 84 feet
Tonnage: 6,880
Ship Type: U.S. Navy Landing Ship Dock
Date Commissioned: 1956
Date Decommissioned: 1989
Named For: Ohio estate of US President Rutherford B. Hayes
Source: http://www.fla-keys.com/diving/spiegel-grove/

About the author

Tim Grollimund

Tim is based in Key Largo, Florida. He wrote the scuba diving column for the local newspaper, The Reporter, for over three years, and also served as a Working Group member and Alternate Representative on the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Advisory Council. His ebooks are all based on his newspaper columns. Each ebook has a collection of underwater images shot by Tim. The ebooks cover a wide range of marine life species and ocean conservation topics.

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