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Dive Shipwrecks

About our wreck dives:

If you’re interested in exploring the Adolphus Busch Sr. wreck, the Vandenburg, or the other popular shipwrecks of the Lower Keys, we have you covered! The wrecks of the Lower Keys are some of the most exciting dives we offer and give you the opportunity to view several historical ships as they are reclaimed by nature. These wrecks are home to an abundance of tropical fish and other marine life and are often hot spots for goliath grouper, sharks, and pelagic species. You never know what you might see! We offer wreck dives ranging in depth from 65 to 130+ feet. We run both public and private trips, depending on which wrecks you’d like to dive.

What sets our wreck dives apart?

At Scuba Steve’s we specialize in offering customizable trips with more flexibility and options than a typical dive shop. We provide the opportunity to explore what lies beyond the typical tourist experience. Every dive trip, your group can choose what kind of dive you're looking for, and our crew will take you to the best sites available. We are a full-service operation, and our crew will assist you with loading personal gear and belongings, outfitting you with any rental equipment you may need, and setting up and breaking down your dive gear. All our dives include a divemaster guide to follow who will give a detailed briefing at each dive site, so everyone is familiar with the area and dive plan. We do not enforce a hard time limit for our dives, dive time will be based on group air consumption and safe diving practices at the divemaster’s discretion. This gives you plenty of time to explore! Upon surfacing the captain will assist you on the ladder and help you back to your seat, and once on board we will switch over your gear on the way to the next site.

Our local wreck is the Adolphus Busch Sr., which aside from Looe Key is our most popular dive site. We also offer dives on the three most popular Key West wrecks: The Vandenburg, Cayman Salvager, and Joe’s Tug. You can choose to dive all three for a Key West wreck tour, combine the Vandenburg and Busch wrecks, or mix and match the Key West wrecks or Busch wreck with reef dives. It’s up to you! We are the only shop that offers dives on all four of these wrecks, which are four of the nine wrecks on the Florida Keys Wreck Trek. We offer half, ¾ and full day Busch and Busch/reef combo trips, both public and private. Key West wreck trips or combo trips are available as private full day 3 tank trips only.  For details on these wrecks, please visit the “our dive sites” page of our website.

Small group size for a personal experience:

All trips with Scuba Steve’s are run on our 30’ Delta custom dive boat, which holds 6 passengers at a time. Our intimate small boat experience is unique to our area. We provide the most individual attention possible, unlike what you may experience on some larger commercial dive boats where it's easy to feel lost in the crowd. Due to the size of our boat our customer to divemaster ratio is 6:1 at most, which is far less than the industry standard, maximizing professional supervision. All our dive guides are either certified divemasters or instructors and are fully insured. Safety matters at Scuba Steves!

Trip rates:

Half day (4 hour) 2 tank private Adolphus Busch wreck/reef charter (up to 6 divers) - $750 plus rental equipment

Half day (4 hour) 2 tank split Adolphus Busch wreck/reef charter per person - $150 plus rental equipment

¾ Day (6 hour) 3 tank private Adolphus Busch wreck/reef charter (up to 6 divers) - $1000 plus rental equipment

Full day (8 hour) 4 tank private Adolphus Busch wreck/reef charter (up to 6 divers) - $1250 plus rental equipment

Key West wrecks/Adolphus Busch/reef combo dives:

Full day (8 hour) 3 tank private Lower Keys wreck/reef tour (any combination of the 4 available wrecks or reef dives, up to 6 divers) - $1100 plus rental equipment and fuel cost (billed upon return to dock)

*Our wreck dives do have requirements/restrictions based on certification, age, and experience. Please see the additional trip information/policies page for details. 

Let’s go diving! Call us at 305-390-4170 to book or if you have any questions!

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