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History of Diving Museum: Spiegel Grove Exhibit

Immerse yourself in the rich history of the USS Spiegel Grove, which was sunk in 2002, to create an artificial reef in the Florida Keys. The vessel is 510 feet in length and 84 feet wide and has a history as vast as it’s surface space. 

The boat resides 134 ft off the coast of Key Largo near Dixie Shoals and divers from far and wide travel to explore this stunning manmade reef. Check out the informative exhibition on view at the History of Diving Museum until Labor Day. The show maps out the history of this magnificent boat and celebrates its 15th year since her sinking. Spiegel Grove is becoming one of the world’s most known artificial reef. Artifacts will be temporarily on display highlighting the people that served on this prestigious vessel, the missions it spearheaded, and the science behind the sinking and the environmental impact it had on the Keys. This is an opportunity not to be missed, and who knows, maybe you’ll check out the dive for yourself!

History of Diving Museum, 82990 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036, (305)664-9737


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