Photographer: Paul Osmond
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A scuba diver swims by the cut off forward guns that are heavily encrusted with sponges and corals on the shipwreck of the Spiegal Grove near the starboard bow.
The Spiegal Grove was sunk in approxmately 130' of water off the coast of Key Largo in Florida, USA.
When sunk in 2002 The'Grove was the largest intentionally sunk artificial reef in the world, but unfortunetly sunk early and ended up on its side rather than upright as intended.
During Hurricane Dennis in 2005, the ship unbelievably uprighted naturally and is now secured in its current position.
Despite being sunk only in 2002, already a huge ecosystem of marine life live on and around this massive ship wreck.