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Address: Key Largo, FL
Activities: Scuba diving
Description: 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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Awesome night dive

We dove this reef several times during our week of diving. The best was a night dive that started at dusk. After it got dark, we were visited by a Goliath grouper that was very... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Chester, California
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Chester, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

We dove this reef several times during our week of diving. The best was a night dive that started at dusk. After it got dark, we were visited by a Goliath grouper that was very friendly. He made several passes by me and wanted to be pet like my dog! Amazing experience.

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Port Austin, Michigan
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Saw lots of colorful fish and a beautiful reef. Went with Keys Diver and had a very enjoyable experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This was an amazing place to snorkel! it was my first time and it was beautiful! we rented a boat for 4 hours and went out to the reef. I would recommend that if you have boating experience. We were able to take our time and be on our own schedule! Take some music out and soak up some sun... More 

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Rochester, England, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Took the princess glass bottom boat tour from Key Lago to here, lovely reef with an abundance of fish and corals. On the way there and back we saw a turtle. Smooth ride, slightly choppy we stopped at the reef, but that made more fun. Use the coupons in the books available to save yourself money and this then becomes... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We swimmed with snorkel for 1 hour, tide rising, and did not see much. Little fish, none particularly beautiful. Actually even the vegetation on the reef is no big deal. I am not a scuba diver but compared to some snorkelling I've done in Brazil it was very disappointing. Se você já fez um pouco disso na Bahia ou em... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

There is a glass bottom boat tour of this reef from John Pennekamp state park, about $30 per adult for 2-1/2 to 3 hours. A worthwhile experience, if you decide to go here are some tips: - Make a reservation in advance, no payment required - Show up to register and pay at the time they tell you or before,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I had a gopro and caught a HUGE southern Stingray and a few Barracuda, and plenty o fish on video. Good clarity and visibility when other locations are at poor viz rating. I'd go again!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Sunset snorkel, but waters were choppy. Good crew! Boat a little run down but enjoyed the reef and the first mate, Kate, was kindness personified.

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Best snorkeling I have ever done. Swam with a sea turtle, saw nurse shark, skate, moray eel, barracuda and tons of fish I can't name,

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Lenoir City, Tennessee, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

I am an advanced diver, my wife is a beginner and this was a fantastic dive for any beginning diver, lots of fish, coral and some turtles, depth 20-30 feet at most. Nice dive!

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