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Address: Key Largo, FL
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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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Glass bottom boat visit

We had never done before, and really enjoyed it. The trip out to the reef was exhilarating from the deck, and when there we saw two turtles, barracudas, numerous reef fish and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
wendyp50
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had never done before, and really enjoyed it. The trip out to the reef was exhilarating from the deck, and when there we saw two turtles, barracudas, numerous reef fish and impressive coral. The guide was knowledgeable and enthusiastic, giving lots of enjoyable information. The trip lasted two hours - the reef is a distance out and the boat... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We saw a Goliath Grouper that the locals have named Moe. He is about 6' in length & massive. Very cool to see something that big right next to you & not be afraid. The rest of the reef was great too.

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Thank Deb H
Key Largo
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27 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an outstanding dive spot. We snorkel and have found this area to be one of the prettiest around. The abundance of sea life is awe inspiring. In the summer months, prepare to wait to tie on to a mooring buoy, it gets crowded but is definitely worth it!

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Thank Hello K
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great reef with al lot of marine life. sharks, barracuda, stingray, groupers parrot fish, trumpet fish, lionfish, just great!

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Thank Magusutrecht
Atlanta, Georgia
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24 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Crystal blue waters, so much marine life, beautiful marker, lovely place to snorkel, i loved this place. GO FOR IT!

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Naperville, Illinois
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dove this reef several times with Amoray Dive- great dives, we saw all the big animals, turtles, sharks, eels, stingrays, and a pod of dolphins!

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a beautiful reef to start open water dive experience! So many fish and Barracuda! Saw two different kinds of sea turtles, sharks and a ray! Good vis and not crowded due to speculative weather.

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Thank pattycat2015
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The glassboat tour was a fun 2 hour adventure. It takes about 45minutes to get to the reef. The captain will turn down the engine and kind of drift along the reef. I wouldn't classify the reef as anything stunning or out of the ordinary reef. It's probably a good visit for a first timer, basically to see if you... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So enjoyed visiting this beautiful reef. Lots of Parrot fish, yellow tail snapper, jellies, and a variety of coral.

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London, UK
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25 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must see in the area, either by bottom glass boat ride or by scuba. I did both and the sea life on the reef is amazing.

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