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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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Nice snorkelling

Went with Ocean Divers. Saw fish, coral... And a spotted eagle ray! Was a perfect afternoon on the keys

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Went with Ocean Divers. Saw fish, coral... And a spotted eagle ray! Was a perfect afternoon on the keys

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San Francisco, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I dove various parts of this reef over the course of several dives. It's fairly shallow (about 30 ft.) and had great visibility. The corals were beautiful and the marine life was amazing. Everywhere I looked, there were fish - all kinds of fish. It was amazing. This is a wonderful dive that both novice and experienced divers will enjoy.

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Key Largo, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Molasses has it all! Beautiful towering reefs and coral heads. Fairly long. Most of it is 20-30 ft, but you can do deep dives. Great fish and other sealife. Even some occasional sharks, especially to the south deeper balls. Some cool wreck stuff you can see. Some swim thrus. Only unfortunate part is that is usually covered in dive boats... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Took the glass bottomed boat trip and really enjoyed our views of the reef. You get a really good view and the guide was very informative and entertaining

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We were working on a class with Rainbow Reef, Chris Adams was our Padi Rebreather Instructor, We loved Molasses Reef, great place to dive! Chris made it great, by knowing where to go!

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Always a pleasure to dive here! Saw a reef shark today, and a sea turtle...as well as a host of colourful fish and a nurse shark.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Toured with Pennekamp boat. Beautiful, not to be missed. Perfect visibility and weather. Seas a bit rough, always wear snorkel vest.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The water conditions are not always cooperative so if there's chance to go, it's worth it. Saw midnight, rainbow and juvenile parrotfish, butterfly fish, scrawled filefish, blue tangs, black hamlets, trumpetfish, bar jacks, a ray, sea turtles and a shark, schools of Sargent majors, blue striped grunts, and friendly grey snappers, lots of purple sea fans and tube sponges. Went... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We went here on a snorkling trip and were nicely surprised by seeing two turtles and a shark swimming around us. However, we were expecting to see more colorful corals as we did in Red Sea in Egypt. Overall rating - very nice experience :)

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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

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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