The Benwood Wreck
Also known as Benwood, The Benwood
Sea (Salt water)
Wreck, Artificial Reef
9.8 m (avg)
20 m (max)
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.
Dives at this site
- The Benwood Wreck by Christina Schrant 5 years ago
- Tropical Marine Biology Dive 2: Boat Adventure Dive #2 by Chelsea Anne Shields 7 years ago
- Dive 1 for Advanced Open Water Certification: Boat Adventure Dive #1 by Chelsea Anne Shields 7 years ago
- The Benwood Wreck by Jenna Holland 8 years ago
- Key Largo Dive Vacation by Jason 8 years ago
- Seabase dive 7 by Brandon Whiteman 23 years ago