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KEYS WRECK TREK SUMMER 2018 Get Your Wreck Certification This Summer!

Keys Wreck Trek Summer 2018

Get your PADI Wreck Diver Certification and travel, too!

Ready to get wreck certified? Join the team at Divers Cove as we travel the keys this summer and dive some of the world's most famous wrecks! Not only will we enjoy three trips down to the Keys to dive incredible sites, you will also have the oppertunity to complete your PADI Wreck Diver Certification over the course of these trips.


Three trips, Six Dives, One incredible adventure accomplished

We've worked hard to come up with the most fun, exciting, and gratifying way for you to earn your PADI Wreck Diver Certificaiton. After much debate, we've narrowed our journey down to three wrecks that we will visit to refine your wreck diving skills: The U.S.S. Vadenberg in Key West, the Thunderbolt in Marathon, and close it out on the U.S.S. Spiegel Grove in Key Largo. Our three trip program includes everything you'll need to get certified: Boat charters, course materials, and your certification card. 

Already wreck certified? Yes, you're still definitely welcome to join us!


The Wrecks

U.S.S. Vandenberg

Location: Key West, Florida

Dive Charter: Captains Corner

Date: July 13-14th

The U.S.S. Vandenberg has become one of the best artificial reef dive sites for recreational divers worldwide. The Vandenberg started its life as a troop transport during World War II, but was overhauled in 1961 as a mobile missile tracker. She will offer a unique dive profile thanks to her three 40-foot-wide radar dishes and two tracking domes. 

This wreck was rated as the number one wreck in the world by the readers of Scuba Diving Magazine. She is the second-largest artificial reef in the world and a bucket list dive for many experienced divers. 



Location: Marathon, Florida

Dive Charter: Captain Hooks 

Date: August 11th

This former U.S. Army vessel was used for lightning research, hence the name. 

When descending upon this very popular wreck, you will find a heavily encrusted former cable layer. Diving into the bow, you will find Thunderbolt's cable-laying wheel, which has been fused in place at the bottom for 16 years. 

Barracuda and schools of jacks are guides on your wreck tour. Penetration of the wheelhouse and crew's quarters is possible; you can swim up a staircase amidship and view the twin-broze propellers. The queen of the Marathon shipwreck fleet, Thunderbolt is endlessly fascinating to explore, both inside ad out.


U.S.S. Spiegel Grove

Location: Key Largo, Florida

Dive Charter: Horizon Divers

Date: September 8th

The breathtakingly enormous Spiegel Grove, nearly two football fields long, is the "grande dame" of Key Largo wrecks. As you descend on the 510-foot Grove, you get a dreamlike view of a wreck that appears to be cruising in the deep blue ocean depths. 

During that moment, you know this will be a special dive. Amazing barracuda, horse-eye jacks, and silversides claim Spiegel Grove as their home. 

You never know what you will see. The U.S.S. Spiegel Grove is a remarkable dive!


The Fine Print

In order to join us on this dive, you must be Advanced Open Water and Enriched Air/Nitrox certified.

Not Advanced or Nitrox certified yet? Call the shop and we can work with you to add these certifications to your diving resume so you can join us!

Cost: $499 includes boat fees, PADI Wreck Diver course materials, and certificaiton card

Call the shop or stop by to reserve your spot today and let us know if you will need to rent any gear for our upcoming adventure!

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