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Molasses Reef

Address: Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #4 of 55 things to do 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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Salisbury, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

This is a shallow and easy reef with lots of wildlife. I went diving with Horizon Divers and the captain gave a thorough dive site description. We saw a shark, hawksbill sea turtle, ray, grouper, hogfish, and so much more! We dove at the winch hole and another site on the reef. water was 75*F in February.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW

our guide was very informative about the fish and coral reefs we were seeing. It was nice to have the opportunity to have a drink on board, as well.

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North Andover, Massachusetts, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Took a glass bottom boat from w tickets purchased from the Holiday Inn gift shop. Enough room for everyone on board to actually see the reef as we hovered over it. The woman giving the lecture on the reef was so animated and informative. Definitely work the money. If you book on line, it is 5 dollars cheaper. If you... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went on the glass bottom boat that is docked next to the Holiday Inn. Took about 45 minutes to get to the reef. Lots of fish, stingrays, sea turtles. Crew was very informative. Take the sea sickness pills if you even think you might need them.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Worth going. The depths are shallow so you can stay down a good long time and the reef is beautiful. Competes with diving in Cozumel.

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East Hampton, New York
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Best thing we did in key largo. Took a snorkeling boat from John Pennenkamp park. Beautiful reef, excellent day!

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13 reviews 13 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I've been on multiple dives around this reef system and have enjoyed the abundance of life and the bottom time.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Not deep, full of life, very entertaining. We hit this after a deeper wreck dive and spent sixty minutes wandering through the channels, seeing reef sharks, rays, groupers and lobster.

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Orange, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

A fantastic reef with endless places to explore and creatures to meet. Get there early as the tourist snorkel and glass-bottoms crowd the site later in AM and into the PM.

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Ottawa, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

We took a glass bottomed boat tour from John Pennekamp park. The tour out on the water was enjoyable and the view through the glass bottomed boat was very good and we say many fish species and coral.

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