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Molasses Reef

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Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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Great reef

Lots of fish and good clarity, about 80 feet visibility. There was a current but it was mild, we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
stosco
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Ocho Rios, Jamaica
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Best reef in terms of animals

I've dived. I've been diving in the coral triangle in the Philippines, and while the reefs there... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jay J
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“sea life” (44 reviews)
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Key Largo, FL
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Lots of fish and good clarity, about 80 feet visibility. There was a current but it was mild, we started dive against the current and finished going with it.

Thank stosco
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I've dived. I've been diving in the coral triangle in the Philippines, and while the reefs there may have better corals, "Mo" as it's known by locals here has the best concentration of animals I've seen. Don't shy away from returning to the same dive...More

Thank Jay J
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We reserved an Intro to scuba and refresher course for the entire family through Scuba-Fun, and received first class treatment through the entire day. From the pool sessions to the perfect day on the reef, the dive guides and crew were amazing. The weather was...More

Thank Jon B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took the glass bottom boat sunset cruise to this reef and was not disappointed. The reef was teeming with fish, fans, coral, and sea turtles. Loved it.

Thank Emori W
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This reef is gorgeous! We snorkeled and saw so many kinds of coral and fish. Next time we will bring our tanks.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

beautiful ocean viewing of the coral reef. well worth the side trip. would've liked to have two hosts one one each side, because we couldn't often tell what she was talking about when they saw something on the other side of the boat.

Thank shanrich3
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Reviewed May 1, 2018

While Molasses Reef is not the most colorful, it is very interesting and full of organisms to view. Definitely worth a look!

Thank Terri H
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Reviewed April 18, 2018

If you're travelling to Key Largo for diving or even snorkeling, this is the reef to see with so many different sites and an abundance of marine life.

Thank nicolinewinding
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Reviewed April 15, 2018

This reef is quite large and there were dozens of different types of fish to see. Definitely a great place to see native fish of South Florida.

Thank Bhood5
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Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited the reef via a glass bottom boat. We saw a number of fish, turtles, corals, a ray, reef sharks, lobster, and even pieces from a ship wreck. Next time I want to dive the reef to see even more.

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williambryce2017
June 24, 2017|
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Response from DutchLace | Reviewed this property |
Look at Molasses Reef, we posted 3 of them from that reef. Posted picture on a different date.
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caaccrxi01789
April 23, 2016|
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Response from jwhill45 | Reviewed this property |
I would look into Ocean Divers out of Key Largo. I just used them this past February. They were professional, friendly snd well organized. They have the newest and fastest boats in the keys. Thier new boats and location... More
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Mariuschk
May 17, 2015|
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Response from KeyWestDiverJon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Molasses Reef has many spots where the coral comes within a few feet of the surface, and in spots the coral is breaching the surface. Ocean Divers has reef trips every day and some spots are specific for... More
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