Adventurers Dive Log: Scuba Diving Florida Keys, The Benwood
Diving The Benwood
FOUR FLAG DIVE !!
Built 1910 Sunk 1942
depth 20 to 50 ft length 344 ft
A Little History
The Benwood was a British freighter that was first in a collision that set her on fire while running without lights to avoid German U boat detection. She ran aground on a reef where she was used by the US Army for bombing practice, she now rests with her bow in 50 feet of water. It is located in Pennekamp park. It still is a beautiful wreck loaded with sealife.