The Benwood Wreck

Also known as Benwood, The Benwood

Water
Sea (Salt water)
Features
Wreck, Artificial Reef
Depth
9.8 m (avg)
20 m (max)
Diver Level
All Divers

The Benwood was a large freighter build in England in 1910. She sank in April 1942, and now sits upright in 18m/50ft of water.

If you zoom in on the satellite imagery of the map, you can see the outline of the hull through the water! Due to this shallow depth, she hosts a large variety of corals and sponges, specifically fire coral, sea fans and Elkhorn coral.

Tropical marine life here includes barracuda, lobsters, angelfish, parrotfish, moray eels, trumpetfish, grouper, grunts, crabs, nurse sharks, squirrelfish, butterflyfish, snapper, scorpionfish, triggerfish, octopus and turtles.

Due to the easy access and great variety of things to see, The Benwood is considered by many to be the most popular dive site in the Florida Keys.

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From Miami/International Airport, 83 km away.