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Molasses Reef

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #5 of 22 attractions in Key Largo
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Key Largo, Florida, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

We have taken the glass bottom boat; an organized snorkelling trip and gone on our own boat. A wonderful location on the world's third largest reef. A must visit if you are in the Keys

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Portsmouth, Rhode Island
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

All good! A short ride to the reef with lots of color, activity and sea life to see below the surface

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Delaware
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Nice reef but like all the others its dying….dive it 25 years ago and it looked way bester back then with a lot more sea life swimming on it.

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

Really enjoyed the glass boat ride to Molasses Reef. The staff was friendly and knowledgeble. Would recommend to others

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Houston, Texas
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My daughter and I had just received our SCUBA certification and took our first dive to this reef. Tremendous wildlife and coral in a very comfortable depth/location. We will certainly return to this place when we are back in the Keys.

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Houston, Texas
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

good site in relatively shallow water - ideal for novice divers, but with enough to see to satisfy experienced divers

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24 reviews 24 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

visibility 80 ft, plenty of sea life and great colors in the coral. A must do dive if in Key Largo. We went with Scuba-Do dive company and they knew all the great spots to dive in the area.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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44 reviews 44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Molasses reef and French Reef are both great dive experiences for beginners and more advanced divers alike. The shallower depths allow for great color and photography as well as longer dive times. Great coral and underwater creatures!

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New Hampshire
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We took the 45 minute ride in the Glass Bottom Boat from Pennekamp out to the reef. The boat was crowded but we did get to see a Ray, a Goliath Grouper, several different types of coral and many fish. Honestly it doesn't compare to many of our Scuba Diving trips, but if you don't dive or snorkel it's great.

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Large reef and plenty to see. Easy current, relatively shallow. Great for beginners. We saw sharks here!

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