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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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Hialeah, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Went out last Sunday for an exploration dive with my daughter. The weather was perfect with sun and nice breeze. The reef is relatively close to the shore at 30-35 minutes from most docks on Key Largo. Clarity of the water was awesome with plenty of marine life. Reef is mostly healthy but some coral bleaching is discernible. Plenty of... More

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Amsterdam
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Great for beginners and experienced divers. Nice second dive after a deeper wreck dive. I have seen a school of 8 eagle rays and a small nurse shark. Also many fish on the Coral. So great dive!

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Lots to see and explore. Nurse sharks and Eagle rays. Plenty of areas to take great pictures. Marine life was plentiful. Relaxing dive and would definitely dive there again!

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Hampstead, MD
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83 reviews 83 reviews
16 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Molasses covers a substantial area with multiple sites, from 20/25' to 50'+. Visibility is often 40-50' and fish life is abundant as the area is protected.

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Madison, Florida, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Lots of great reef area. Tropicals and a few that would be good eating, but this is a protected area.

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Key Largo, Florida
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63 reviews 63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Really nice reef for diving and snorkeling. Also some of the glass bottom boats go out to Molasses Reef. Less than 30 minutes out to reef.

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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56 reviews 56 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We have dove Molasses Reef many times over the years with our dive trips to the Keys, there are so many sites here, you never have the same dive twice!!! On our most recent trip, I noticed a lot of very large green Morays! A definate treat! Also alot of Spiney Lobsters and Nurse Sharks! Molasses Reef is beautiful, we... More

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Titusville, Florida
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55 reviews 55 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

When they say you are diving on "The Aquarium" you will dive and instantly understand how it got its name.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

you should not miss this site, fish and sharks all over the place, and one really big Barracuda. not a lot of other divers in Sept, so a good time to dive Key Largo

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BC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

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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