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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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Fun little dive

Dove this reef a few times during our dive trip. Worth a stop. Saw lots of coral, a nurse shark, a turtle, and an eel, just to name a few creatures.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Dove this reef a few times during our dive trip. Worth a stop. Saw lots of coral, a nurse shark, a turtle, and an eel, just to name a few creatures.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Good dive site, plenty to see in a nice depth of water for beginners and old hands alike, the staff on the Rainbow Reef did a great job of making sure we saw as much as possible.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We took our 3 kids snorkeling here through Keys Diver. The reef was beautifully clear that day. We got to see Moe, the 500 lb grouper, a turtle and several huge tarpon. This reef is a tad deep for snorkeling and it was killing us not to be diving. But a great reef to teach your kids how to snorkle... More 

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Duluth, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

It is an AMAZING place to see! It is deep if you are going to snorkel, the divers get the most enjoyment out of it! Beautiful fish swimming around you.

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New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The many dive sights along this reef make it a perfect place to see a plethora of sea life. We dove for a week and never saw the same dive spot twice.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The water was clear and the reef has great colors. Just a beautiful and full reef. This is a shallow (25-30 foot) reef and is great for divers of all levels. The current is not bad but was a bit strong in some places. Makes for a relaxing and enjoyable dive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

My boyfriend and I visited this reef through the Key Diver company in Key Largo. It was absolutely beautiful, brimming with sea life and clear waters. We saw hundreds of fish and barracuda and a few small sharks.

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Southern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

When conditions are great, this is an incredibly beautiful reef to dive or snorkeler. It is shallow and there is an abundance of marine life!

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Jupiter, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a very busy reef and there used to be a ton more fish there. If you stay off of the reef there is great snorkeling but be sure you have your dive flag. A lot of the boaters don't look where they are going and almost run people over. A lot of the commercial boats go here.....so everyday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Beautiful reef!!!! Saw two spotted eagle rays and a 5 ft. Blacktip!!!! Tons of reef fish. Sea fans and staghorn coral.

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Address: Key Largo, FL
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key Largo

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