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Molasses Reef

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
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Key Largo, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

Easy to get to and alive with fish. Pennycamp Park has very nice boats that go there 2 times a day. Great snorkle reef

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Shallow reef with almost no current. Lots a fish and healthy coral. A very easy dive site. Good place for beginning divers or to practice skills.

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Hollywood
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

The water is warm and there's plenty to see a mere 20 feet down, making this a great dive spot for beginners. Visibility was merely okay, especially with lots of other divers kicking up debris. There's an unfortunately sameness among all the Pennekamp dive spots, but there are still very exciting moments, like when a pair of nurse sharks appear,... More

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Satellite Beach, Florida, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We rented a boat and moored here to snorkel. We were off to the end a little so didn't see as much as we could have. Heard lots of people that were on a dive/snorkel charter down from us say that they saw fish, coral, moray eel, and a reef shark. We also had dolphins swim about 20 feet from... More

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Lajord
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This is a great place to dive. Unfortunately we were only under water for 17 minutes before coming seasick. The waves were really tall in this area as the waves break. Don't let the wave heading out to Molasses fool you.

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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great reef for following channels beside large coral heads and always a lot of fish. The reef is also very large so lots of places for boats to moor.

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Florida Panhandle, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I know why Key Largo is called "the dive capital of the world" after diving here! It was a super easy, laid back dive that was simply gorgeous! We will definitely dive here again!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Scuba diving in Key Largo has always been a pleasure. The sites are marked with morings and the reefs are well protected.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Thanks to the hurricanes of the prior decade, many Keys reefs have been severely damaged, but not this one! Molasses Reef was teeming with marine life of all kinds! Corals were healthy and vibrant, and schools of various fish could be seen for upto 100 feet in distance! Thank you Horizon Dive Shop for making this a great Dive experience!

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San Diego
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

It's Australia, then Belize, then Key Largo. Our group got over the reef via the Pennenkamp State Park glass bottom boat (see that review in the Pennenkamp listing) and then on a snorkel trip. It is very cool. Coral is not as colorful as Australia's, but the fish are wonderful, and the reef is only a 40 minute or so... More

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