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North Dry Rocks

Key Largo, FL
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Ranked #14 of 22 attractions in Key Largo
Type: Reefs
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
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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Miami, Florida
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117 reviews 117 reviews
22 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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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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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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8 reviews 8 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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9 helpful votes 9 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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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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Orlando, Florida
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

loved this reef, saw tons of barracuda and a turtle! great beginners snorkel and there is plenty of reef to explore. however, its kinda saddening seeing how badly the reef has been impacted by coral bleaching.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

While this site is more shallow, it is also one that has beautiful coral. We have seen several Eagle Rays crusing the area too!

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