While diving the Vandenberg...

In 1998, some scenes of the horror/sci-fi film Virus were filmed aboard the ex-General Hoyt S. Vandenberg. The ship substituted for a Russian vessel known as the Akademik Vladislav Volkov, and some of the Cyrillic lettering applied for the film is still visible on the hull today. The ship was transferred to the Maritime Administration on 1 May 1999. Her projected transfer to the state of Florida, for use as an artificial reef, received approval on 13 February 2007. The ship was sunk 6 miles (10 km) off the Florida Keys in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, some of the clearest waters in the world.

The Adolphus Busch - Dive History

The Adolphus Busch was a cargo ship that was sunk off of Looe Key, Florida, as an artificial reef and dive site. The ship was launched on 20 December 1950. She sailed under a number of names during her career before she was wrecked at Port-au-Prince on 24 September 1998 under the name Ocean Alley. The wreck was purchased by Adolphus Busch IV and named after either himself, or his great-grandfather, Adolphus Busch. He had the ship stripped out and arranged for its sinking as an artificial reef. The boat was sunk on December 5, 1998.