Vandenberg, Key West

Date Saturday July 14, 2012

Times 9:00 AM

0730 Light Breakfast

0830 Dive Check-in

0900 Boat departure

1400 Boat Returns

1500 Stop for food and debrief (optional)

1700 Return to Miami (Optional)

(All times are Approx.)

Dive Location

Key West

Catain’s Corner Dive Center

125 Ann Street, Key West FL 33040

(305) 296-8865

Approximate Number of Proposed Divers <10

Required Diving Qualification Advanced & Nitrox certified to 130 ft.

Dive Site

Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg

The Ship that now carries the name, Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg, has a long and unique history spanning two generations in service to her country.

The U.S.N.S. Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg was first commissioned as the troop transport U.S.N.S. Gen. Harry Taylor. The ship saw service in WWII, post-war immigration, the Hungarian Revolution, and the Cold War. After decommissioning, it even starred in a popular motion picture. As an artificial reef, the ship is not only a recreational resource for divers and fishermen, but will serve as an underwater classroom for the Florida Keys Community College, and be a platform for ground-breaking research in reef monitoring as mandated by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary Management Plan.

Dive Profile

Double Deep Vandenberg

Two 100ft. Dives



Tank Mixture Nitrox, 32% Oxygen

Charter Service

Seduction Key West Dive Center

Boat Description and Amenities

Starfish Enterprise II:

42′ Burpee and can carry 26 divers comfortably.

They carry fruit drinks, bottled water and ice on every trip for you

US Coast Guard Approved Vessel

equipment All divers will be responsible to rent or bring their own equipment including: Mask, Fins, snorkel, BC, Regulator with Pressure and Depth Gauge, Timing Device, tanks (with appropriate NITROX mix if applicable), and weights. Do not forget your certification card, ID, and towel to keep you dry and warm.


Decompression status and repetitive dive plans All dives are planned for no decompression

Special Safety procedures Predive Briefing Arrangement of dive buddies. No club member can dive alone. Dive buddy checks

Emergency Contacts

Recompression Chamber: Florida Keys Community College

Hospital & Police :911

Divers Alert Network: 1-919-684-9111

Any hazardous conditions anticipated

Mild-strong current All divers will adhere to the Clubs Safe Diving Practices. Emergency oxygen for first aid will be available aboard the boat, and on shore if shore dive.

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  1. Pingback: Summer in Key West Diving the Vandenberg | OFFICIAL FIU SCUBA Cats Club

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