Well do a double dip on the Wreck of the Bibb. This means we will moor up to a ball for two dives which will give those divers with technical certifications the ability to do extended time on the wreck. If you do not have technical certifications then you can do one dive, come back aboard for a minimum of 45 min surface interval, then dive the wreck again.
The U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Bibb lies on her starboard side on a sandy bottom in 130 feet of water one mile south of Molasses Reef off Key Largo. After being decommissioned on August l, 1985 as the oldest active U.S. military vessel, the Bibb and her sister ship the Duane were donated to the Keys Association of Dive Operators for use as an artificial reef. On November 27, 1987 she was towed to Molasses Reef, her hatches opened, her holds pumped full of water, and down she went to begin her final assignment.
The USS Spiegel Grove is a Landing Ship Dock (LSD 32), which has been sunk to create an artificial reef in Key Largo. The vessel is 510 feet in length, 84 feet wide. She resides at a depth of 134 ft near Dixie Shoals in Key Largo. The depth at the highest point of the ship is 60-65 ft, depending on the tide level.
Since her sinking in 2002, the Spiegel Grove had been lying on her starboard side. Due to the waves/currents/surge from Hurricane Dennis in 2005, the Spiegel Grove now sits upright.
This is a two tank dive.
**Nitrox tanks must be used on all dive during this trip.
If you are not Nitrox Certified ask us about "Discover Nitrox" with one of or Instructors or take the e-learning through PADI here to get your certifcation after the dives have been completed.
NOTE: You must be certified Advanced Open Water diver or better to dive this wreck or have a logged 3 dives down to 80' in the last 6 months.
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