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Molasses Reef

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #6 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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BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

nice reef dive but it had pretty significant currents and a lot of nasty jelly fish the day we did it.

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Goiania, GO
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed this dive because you can stay longer underneath water and see all the fishes, turtles and nurse sharks. I recommend after a deep dive. It was really good

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Hudson, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

dove here on Sept 10th, 11th and 12th. each day there were new and plentiful sealife to dive with. enjoyed it all. Rainbow Reef Dive Center is the BEST way to dive Molasses Reef

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I did 4 dives on it as my fiance' was getting certified. I was pleasantly surprised by the size and health of the reef and the abundant variety of sea life.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

At night this reef was alive with lobsters, octopus, crabs, nurse sharks, spotted eel, and large turtles. I have never seen so much in one dive-this was great!!! I would definitely ask my operator about diving this reef at night. If you think you'll be tired from earlier dive(s), this is a drift dive, so a lot of energy was... More

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

When the weather is right, this is a beautiful place to snorkel. The water is crystal clear and the sea life is beautiful. There are small trenches to swim through and it is a very nice experience. The current is a little strong if the weather is not right. You need to pick the right day to snorkel there. Beautiful... More

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central missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Very nice reef. Lots of marine life and coral. Very easy to dive as most dives are shallow. Expect an hour bottom time easy. 30 minutes from shore.

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Waibstadt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

During our two dives, we enjoyed the reef live a Lot. Sting Ray, eagle Ray and a huge 1,2m Goliath grouper was amazing. WE did the dives with Scuba Fun on the Sea Dweller 2. Booth Teams are excellent, very friendly and with top service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Perfect visabilitiy, 87 degree water, and lots of pretty fish and invertebrates. I traveled with Sea Dweller's dive shop and had a great dive.

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Molasses Reef is one of the more popular dive sites for the day boats from Key Largo. I dived here a couple of times and there are various dive sites on the reef offering a range of marine life. It is the type of reef that can be enjoyed by all levels of divers although if you haven't been here... More

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