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Address: Key Colony Beach, FL
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At a depth range of 15 - 30 feet, this dive site consists of a series of...

At a depth range of 15 - 30 feet, this dive site consists of a series of small patch reefs, and is where the Spanish Galleon Ignacio sunk in the 18th century.

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Great place to snorkel! Shallow water- I am not an experienced snorkel er and I could have spent the day here! Crystal clear water- will be back as soon as I can talk my brother... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Stcloudmom
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Longboat Key, Florida
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Longboat Key, Florida
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to snorkel! Shallow water- I am not an experienced snorkel er and I could have spent the day here! Crystal clear water- will be back as soon as I can talk my brother into another fishing trip to the keys!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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120 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Was recommended this spot by our Boat rental center, Capt Hooks. They navigated us straight to it. We visited during Tropical Storm Collin so the one day we were able to snorkel - this stop made up for the other days. Lots of fish, schools of fish actually, lots of boueys to tie up to. Only about five miles out... More 

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Thank Lane W
Treasure Island, Florida
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182 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Great reef with good structure. Say the locally named Nessie the nurse shark. Captain Hook snorkel boat was a good way to go.

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Thank oahudrew
Xenia, Ohio
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10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Beautiful. Stake is shallower than the doughnut (maybe 15-20' vs 20-25'). Still doable as a snorkeler if you dive down. I'd say both sites are not worth spending the extra to dive at since they are shallow, but there were divers and snorkelers in the group.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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134 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Coffins Patch is a marine sanctuary and the fish know it. Lots of fish and turtles! Got to cruise with a turtle and he could have cared less, it was awesome. Beautiful little reef. Not as dramatic as Sombrero but a great little dive.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016 via mobile

This protected area has no fishing or hunting, so the fish are plentiful. Please hook up to one of the poly balls or another boat so your anchor doesn't damage the reef. Suitable for novice and expert snorkelers alike. Plenty of nice coral and fish, lobster, eels, etc.

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Cranford, New Jersey
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

Coffins Patch is not to far off shore so very easily accessible if you have a boat or rented one. There are lots of tour boats that come out here too so there is plenty of opportunity to check it out. We spent 2 afternoons here's, it's not that deep only about 8-10 ft at most, so you can see... More 

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Florida
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180 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Coffins Patch is a great place to go and snorkel. It is not as busy as Sombrero reef. There are mooring balls to tie up on. This a beautiful reef with lots to see. We saw sea turtles, lots of smaller fish and a nurse shark. Great place for beginners.

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DeWitt, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

We went out with Deep Blue Dive Center.The area was very nice the trip was great because it wasn't busy .

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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

simply stunning. We saw everything turtles, rays, nurse shark and even 6 dolphins. Very laid-back snorkeling and diving

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