Dive Type: Wreck Dive
Typical Depth Range: 70 to 120
Expertise Required: Advanced
Coast Guard Cutter Duane was sunk to continue
it's service as an artificial reef, on
Thanksgiving weekend of 1987. The Duane settled
upright with a slight starboard list in 120 feet
of water. The Duane was the most highly
decorated Coast Guard cutter in the Navy's
history. It served in WWII, Korea and Vietnam.
Many marine creatures now call the Duane home.
Among the many rooms and compartments you
possibly see a large moray eel, angel fish, and
many barracuda. Look for the
circular hatch on the forward deck which marks
the ammunition storage area of a gun turret.
When ascending you may want to visit the ships
crows nest or examine the empty wheelhouse.
The is one of the more popular deep dives in Key
Largo. After conquering the Duane you my want to
explore her sister ship the Bibb sunk at the
same time approximately a half-mile from the