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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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Scuba diving in Key Largo has always been a pleasure. The sites are marked with morings and the reefs are well protected.

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Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Thanks to the hurricanes of the prior decade, many Keys reefs have been severely damaged, but not this one! Molasses Reef was teeming with marine life of all kinds! Corals were healthy and vibrant, and schools of various fish could be seen for upto 100 feet in distance! Thank you Horizon Dive Shop for making this a great Dive experience!

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San Diego
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28 attraction reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

It's Australia, then Belize, then Key Largo. Our group got over the reef via the Pennenkamp State Park glass bottom boat (see that review in the Pennenkamp listing) and then on a snorkel trip. It is very cool. Coral is not as colorful as Australia's, but the fish are wonderful, and the reef is only a 40 minute or so... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

We stayed in Ft. Lauderdale for 4th July and decided to visit Key Largo fro the day! what a amazing day trip! we stopped in South beach for breakfast and made it to Key Largo for lunch. The boat trip until the coral was nice and the tour last about 3hrs. highly recommended!

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Newport, Maine
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

It was wonderful! Beautiful views of the reef and fish and the boat ride to and from was scenic. It was 2.5 hrs. and since my hubby doesn't swim it was a good alternative instead of snorkeling.

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Durham, New Hampshire, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Went snorkeling over the July 4th weekend. This is a very popular spot for divers and snorkelers. The area is not deep, no more than 30 ft or so. There was a lot to see, beautifully colored fish of all sizes, gorgeous coral and we even saw a snapping turtle and some saw a shark. I have been snorkeling in... More

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Athens, Georgia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We took the glass bottom boat tour which was pricey but worth it. Next trip I hope to take the snorkel tour instead.

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Airdrie, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

The reef is a mile long and half a mile wide and is varied in it's terrain, from sandy based to really stunning outlooks. The marine life is varied and colourful.

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Columbus, OH
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

My companion and I went on a few dives here. There was always something to see at each site, whether it be huge corals, colorful fish, eels, lobster, rays, or sharks. We were not disappointed on any of our four dives. Quite a few divers and snorkelers were out and about, but we never felt crowded or crunched. There's plenty... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

We went snorkeling and diving at Molasses Reef. There were tons of beautiful fish and coral. The depth was about 15 feet where we were moored so it was great for snorkeling. The divers had to go a little further from the boat. I didn't want to get out of the water when it was time to go.

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