We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Key Largo, FL
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: This reef is a small maze of large limestone ledges that come up to 5 feet...
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 21 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 13
    Excellent
  • 4
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Great Dive spot

Great dive spot as in all of Key Largo. There is an area where it is shallow enough to take SCUBA Rangers with the proper dive master.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 5, 2015
Nrssnow
,
Apopka, Florida
Add Photo Write a Review

21 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Apopka, Florida
Top Contributor
67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Great dive spot as in all of Key Largo. There is an area where it is shallow enough to take SCUBA Rangers with the proper dive master.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Miami, Florida
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Frederick
Senior Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
West Palm Beach, Florida, USA
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
16 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Senior Reviewer
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Miami, Florida
Contributor
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..

Was this review helpful? Yes
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2

Travelers who viewed North Dry Rocks also viewed

Key Largo, Florida Keys
Key Largo, Florida Keys
 
Key Largo, Florida Keys
Key Largo, Florida Keys
 

Been to North Dry Rocks? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from North Dry Rocks staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?