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Address: , Key Largo, FL
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Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for...
Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
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beautiful place wont be the right word to explain, its something of another world, perfect visibility in very calm waters, the most colorful reef ever, lots of marine life; nurse... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Miami
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

beautiful place wont be the right word to explain, its something of another world, perfect visibility in very calm waters, the most colorful reef ever, lots of marine life; nurse sharks, green moray eels, schools of parrot fish, snapers and thousands of tropical fish in one place, coral formations are awesome like the hole in the wall. Our group of... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful! Like an underwater aquarium! So many fish and amazing coral. Bring a gopro to take lots of video and pictures! Plan to dive the Molasses Reef over a number of days.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

nice reef - not spectacular. check for safe, reliable dive shops to take you there. A good dive can go bad with the wrong shop.

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Lehigh Acres, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Beautiful place with sea fans lots of small and bigger ocean going creatures. Not too far to take your boat too and lots of moreing bouys. Best place to dive in the area that I have seen

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Springfield, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

I took my son there on his first ocean dive with Rainbow Reef. It was a very nice dive area with interesting reefs to view. The current was slow to none and the visibility was 60 feet. It was relatively shallow in the areas where we were diving; less than 40 feet. The reefs were nice, but not as colorful... More 

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Hollywood, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Great reef, tons and tons of sea life. Its protected from fishing and hunting so its very alive and kicking.

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Decatur, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is not a very deep dive but there is a lot of marine life to be seen. The reef has a lot of color to it also. I wouldn't necessarily advise it for a night dive though. Snapper's Ledge has more night life.

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Riverview, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great shallow water dive We seen turtles , a couple types of sharks , lots of tropical fish snook and lots of coral very colorful dive site with different areas

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Lots of different life on the reef- can vary depending on where the boat is anchored. Can see anything from small reef fish, to swordfish and spotted eagle rays

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Made four dives here and will go again. Almost everything was located in the 25-40 foot depth. Healthy corals and lots of fish varieties. We enjoyed very calm seas and little to no surge. Current was mild. on one dive, non-existent on the others

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