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Molasses Reef

Address: Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #4 of 27 Attractions in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Scuba diving
Owner description: Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Wow is all we could say after our visit to the reef on our Snorkeling trip. Never have I seen anything like this! I am so glad it has been preserved for everyone who can to experience the Reef. Unbelievable number of amazing fish and coral to see and experience.

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Green Bay, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is one of the best dive sites I have been to. With Molasses Reef being over a mile long, there is plenty to see over multiple dives.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Visibility was 70+ feet on our dive, great site for fish watching. Sharks, great variety and an easy spot to get to

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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Viz was just ok during my dives her in December, but the amount and diversity of life was fantastic. Nurse sharks, turtles, eels, and a wide variety of fish: snappers, parrot fish and tons more. Too bad my GoPro was acting up. I did two dives here in the afternoon. Both were great with only a little current. Would have... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

This is a great shallow reef close to shore. Good diving for new and experienced folks. We saw plenty of fish and a sea turtle. The reef isn't as colorful as more tropical locations, but that's probably more an issue for snorkelers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Really nice dive, plenty to see..went out with Rainbow reef divers. Would do it again. Lovely reef to dive on ideal for open water divers.

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Howell, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Amazing dive and snorkel site. The coral and fish were plentiful and amazing! The waters near the reef are crystal clear and gorgeous!

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Mandeville, Louisiana
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We dove at least 4 times on this reef during our week of diving with Sea Dwellers. Each time was something different to see and discover! VERY cool reef to dive. And not deep so you get a lot of bottom time.

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Columbia, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

We dove with JP State Park and they brought us to the 'Aquarium' site in Molasses Reef. We saw plenty of fish but I was disappointed we didn't spot an eel. The visibility was not the greatest due to the weather that day. There was 5' sea and strong surge so it was a bit challenging to explore the area.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Love all the sites that Molasses Reef has to offer. There are so many fish, you are constantly in visual overload. Tons of grouper, a few reef sharks, decent viz, pretty shallow dives, lots to see, good variety. If you get with a dive operation (I would recommend Rainbow Reef 100%), be sure to sign up for the trips to... More 

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