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Scuba diving the Vandenberg

Diver on the Vandenberg

Diver Jaclyn Skafas explores the superstructure of the Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg artificial reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary off Key West, Fla. Friday, May 29, 2009. After a dramatic May 27 scuttling, the Vandenberg opened to the public Saturday, May 30. The hull of the vessel rests on the sandy bottom in about 145 feet of water, but the 523-foot-long former U.S. Air Force missile tracking ship is so massive that its superstructure begins just 45 feet below the sea surface. FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR USE BY NORTH AMERICAN DIVE PUBLICATIONS OR NORTH AMERICAN DIVE WEB SITES PRIOR TO OCT. 1, 2009. (Stephen Frink/Florida Keys News Bureau/HO)

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