Tag: Vandenberg

June 1, 2009 DiverWire Staff 0

Divers Submerge on Vandenberg off Key West

 KEY WEST, Fla. -- A retired Air Force missile-tracking ship intentionally sunk to create an artificial reef in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary opened for public use Saturday.   The 523-foot-long Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg is situated about seven miles south of Key West. The bottom of the ship’s…

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May 28, 2009 DiverWire Staff 0

Vandenberg Should Open to Public Diving Saturday

KEY WEST, Florida Keys -- The new Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg artificial reef should open for public diving Saturday morning, project officials said Thursday. The installation of mooring buoys was completed Thursday afternoon, according to Kent Edwards of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. However, efforts are needed to secure…

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May 26, 2009 DiverWire Staff 0


Later this week, the long-awaited sinking of the Vandenberg will take place in the Florida Keys. Ever wonder HOW it will take place? What explosives are being prepared? How will it be safe for divers? Mike Ainge, one of the dive supervisors shares specific details in this feature also available…

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