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Address: Key Colony Beach, Marathon, FL
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: At a depth range of 15 - 30 feet, this dive site consists of a series of...
At a depth range of 15 - 30 feet, this dive site consists of a series of small patch reefs, and is where the Spanish Galleon Ignacio sunk in the 18th century.
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Good for beginner scuba

My kids did their first open water scuba dive here. The dive is max 20ft with some reasonable coral and fish life to see. We were on a boat with snorkelers who also seemed to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
nodrama1
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Fairfield County, CT
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Fairfield County, CT
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134 reviews 134 reviews
15 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

My kids did their first open water scuba dive here. The dive is max 20ft with some reasonable coral and fish life to see. We were on a boat with snorkelers who also seemed to enjoy the reef. More advanced divers may need something more challenging. We visited on the Tortuga operated by "a deep blue dive" center. The staff... More 

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Hammer
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Dove there during my PADI training. I was pretty stressed, what with trying to pass my exam, but it looked like an interesting place to visit. It's probably fun if you're not worried about goofing up and failing your test. Lots of varieties of fish and coral, with places to stop and adjust.

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Marathon, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Go there with Captain Hook!! Great dive shop for visitors. Nice trip if nice weather look for the milk shark and the big green eel.

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Philadelphia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Really great snorkeling trip. But had trouble with mask leaking. crew busy with scuba divers. Saw really interesting fish and coral. Boat was very clean.

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NH
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

We rented our own boat and made the quick trip out to this reef. Nice mooring balls to tie up to so no need to anchor. It was rough, about 5 to 6 foot seas. Snorkling with the chop wasnt an issue, but the visibility was only about 10 feet or so. We are still glad we did it. Some... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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92 reviews 92 reviews
38 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This was a lovely dive spot, full of life. Did not get to see turtles or sharks or even barracuda, but we did see lots of other reef fish.

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Key Colony Beach, Fl
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86 reviews 86 reviews
9 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

Locals place to go, easy to get to from Key Colony Beach, protected area, lots of fish to see. Less busy than Sombrero Light but not as good.

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Key Colony Beach, Florida, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We took a trip out on our neighbor's 24 foot Dusky, and this was one place that I had never seen before. The water is crystal clear ,and you can see everything right from the surface. The reason why they don't have many mooring spots is because they don't want people dropping anchors in the reef. If You want to... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Not enough buoys and the day we were there was rough so the boat was drifting too close to other boats. For some reason the big charter sailboats think they own the reef. I watch one tell a boater to move since he had paying customers. Some of the buoys are marked for large vessels which makes it hard to... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

This reef is ok! There aren't many moorings. I always wondered why they don't have many. Now I know why because there isn't to much to see. Only go if you have the time.

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