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Ecological damage and high tourist traffic is taking its toll

Well worth going but its getting beaten up pretty bad, heavy tourist load, divers running into the... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
scottlsattler
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Orlando, Florida
Snorkeling

Went snorkeling here today and saw a ton of fish; red, blue, silver, spotted, dotted, thin, fat... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Nancy C
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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Aug 10, 2018
“Ecological damage and high tourist traffic is taking its toll”
Jul 11, 2017
“Snorkeling”
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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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Key Colony Beach, FL
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Reviewed August 10, 2018

Well worth going but its getting beaten up pretty bad, heavy tourist load, divers running into the reef breaking off coral and the water temperatures are thru the roof killing off the reefs. better see it now before its all gone.

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Reviewed July 11, 2017 via mobile

Went snorkeling here today and saw a ton of fish; red, blue, silver, spotted, dotted, thin, fat, long, and tiny. We saw stingray and nurse shark. Lots of coral, sea grass, and tons more!!

2  Thank Nancy C
Reviewed May 27, 2017

We've fished that part of the reef often. Always productive. And the Sea life that swims by is always breath taking,,

Thank Mike H
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Amazing array of fish of every size and color. We snorkeled a combination of open water and protected reefs. Great place to dive!

1  Thank John R
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I have been snorkeling here in the past, but I just recently got my scuba certification and I dive here several times. The reef is relatively shallow but full of a verity of sea life. I saw several nurse sharks, puffer fish, grouper, stingrays, eels...More

5  Thank Jonathon G
Reviewed December 3, 2016 via mobile

Location has mooring balls and is a nice fun place to see some turtles and grab a fun shallow dive. As time went on it began to get a little crowded so go early!

3  Thank Sean C
Reviewed August 26, 2016 via mobile

I had never snorkel before. It was beautiful Great experience overall. Fish galore! Protected area 5 miles out

4  Thank Andrea W
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This was an awesome shallow dive site with tons of different sea life. We saw several sea turtles, nurse sharks, cudas and a 6 ft wide ray. We spent several hours underwater here this week. Great trip. A must do.

3  Thank B S
Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Went over on our boat as recommended. Easy to attach to the buoy and not too busy. Did some snorkelling but not as great as we expected.

2  Thank louise g
Reviewed August 4, 2016

This is a part of the Florida Keys Nature Preserve. It is a beautiful section of reef to which dive trips and snorkeling trips go. We spent over an hour snorkeling and fish watching as well as admiring the beauty of this natural reef.

2  Thank Greg F
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faye b
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Response from Sean C | Reviewed this property |
I typically rent a boat from All Aboard Rentals in Marathon. It's a quick trip and good for snorkelers too!
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