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North Dry Rocks

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #13 of 20 Attractions in Key Largo
Type: Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Owner description: This reef is a small maze of large limestone ledges that come up to 5 feet below the water surface...
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Type: Reefs, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Owner description: This reef is a small maze of large limestone ledges that come up to 5 feet below the water surface, making it an excellent dive site for beginners.
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

Water conditions and clarity were not the best, but I did always want to see the Christ statue of the Abyss. This was our second stop of the day, with a nicer reef than the farther north rocks.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I was actually impressed by the reef, though the actual variety of fish that we saw there was a little disappointing.

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Miami, Florida
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122 reviews 122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

Husband and I did tour from john pennenkamp to reef. Waters very choppy but so worth it. Snorkel around reef and great pictures/video. A must do if like water sports. Take an underwater camera as you do not want to forget.

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Frederick
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

This was a cool place to go snorkeling, but it wasn't as good as the first place we went (and I wish I could remember what it was called). The best thing about this was the Christ statue. Not as many colorful or big fish here...at least not on our day of snorkeling.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013 via mobile

First of all, not sure where the photo came from, north dry rocks is a coral reef offshore of key largo. It is not the location of the Christ statue either, that is on dry rocks. This particular reef will have depths between 7' and 20' and is the location for minnow caves. Durning the summer months, the cave fills... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

If you are a snorkeler or diver you have to do this. The amount of sea life and the obvious conservation efforts of this reef is beyond amazing. We could have stayed all day!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Of course, this has to be the biggest tourist attraction in Pennekamp. Unless you get there early in the morning on a private boat, be prepared for a massive crowd of inexperience snorklers on the surface. They all crowd around the Christ Statue kicking their fins and talking. You WILL be smacked in the face by someone's fins. I don't... More 

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Miami, Florida
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Lots of color and life. Worth a dive, especially since its perfect after a deeper dive. Also check out the reefs around this dive spot. you may also venture into the Spiegle Grove dive wreck before hitting North Dry Rocks..

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We were able to see Christ of the deep. Nothing spectacular, just another tourist attraction. We dove the area (scuba) I think you could of seen most of what it had to offer by just snorkeling.

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West Palm Beach
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37 reviews 37 reviews
5 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

Ok so I have hundreds of dives logged and am a bit jaded. This is a good dive site but if you are an advanced diver it could get a bit boring.

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