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Sombrero Reef

Located in Marathon, FL, Not Located at Key Colony Beach, Key Colony Beach, FL 33050
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Type: Reefs
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: This is a spur-and-groove coral reef, sitting on the outer banks offshore of Vaca Key, characterized by large fingers of coral, separated by narrow... more » Owner description: This is a spur-and-groove coral reef, sitting on the outer banks offshore of Vaca Key, characterized by large fingers of coral, separated by narrow sandbeds. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

HOW ARE THE JELLY FISH out on the reef? They have been terrible. We do not want to venture out there if they are tons of jellies. Bev

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Marathon, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful place for diving and snorkeling. Limited mooring buoys so get there early. Great to view all the reef has to offer. Stay away from mooring close to the dive boats unless you want to be swamped with newcomers.

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Dixon Springs, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

It's funny that the Key's are so limited on beaches but this one is great. It was a little grassy, but we learned that was because it is nesting season for turtles. The sun set was very nice from here. There is a nice park if you have children.

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Huntington Beach, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I've gone in Maui cancun and California and this is the best. Go with Spirit Snorkeling for a great trip.

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went out on an afternoon snorkeling trip with Spirit Snorkeling. I really didn't expect too much and was pleasantly surprised by both the trip and the great snorkeling. Easy, comfortable trip out to the reef on a large catamaran and lots of fish on a shallow reef. Having snorkeling the day before on an unprotected reef, the difference in... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We went with Spirit Snorkeling for a morning trip and could not have had a better time, we would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a snorkeling trip.

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

We took a trip out to the reef to snorkel. I have only done it once before. Great variety of fish to look at.

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Savannah, Georgia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We chartered the CaraMia with Capt Ryan and he took us out to the light and the reef. We caught a bunch of fish and even though it was crowded, we had a great time there.

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Lihue
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39 reviews 39 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We snorkeled here this week and the fish were great. But I'm mainly posting this to alert those that were not aware that the currents can be very strong here and the water very choppy (meaning that they tend to break over you instead of floating on top). We did not know this and we almost had a bad experience... More

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Albany, New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Friends took me out on their boat on a wonderful day. It wasn't my first time to the reef. They went diving while I just relaxed in the sun.

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