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Molasses Reef

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Address: Key Largo, FL
Phone Number: 3054516322
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Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for...

Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.

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Well preserved shallow reef

Inspite of a few broken corals, the reef if pretty well preserved,with nurse and reef sharks, morays, spoted sting-rays, green turtles ans collorfull fishes and corals. The sad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Marcelo D
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Inspite of a few broken corals, the reef if pretty well preserved,with nurse and reef sharks, morays, spoted sting-rays, green turtles ans collorfull fishes and corals. The sad part is that the fishing tourism will kill soon!!! Lots and lots of fishing boats are out there every day. It is usual to be diving and get surprised by sharks and... More 

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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The coral formations are great and the marine life is very abundant and varied. I've been on this reef many times and the visibility is usually quite good as well compared to other reefs in the keys. The only down side is because it is such a good reef it can get crowded - you'll still have a ball here... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not sure what anyone who dives needs to know about this reef. It offers many miles of reef to view passively.

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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The John Pennekamp Dice Center took us out to Molasses Reef for some GREAT dives... The reef is a very good place to find different species of fish and sea animals as well just a have a great time under the surface! The Captain of Pennekamp's Visibility out us in the right spot as well...! Good feef to dive!

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Sycamore, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very easy dive. Scenic and full of diversity. Many reef fish and larger life. We saw black tip sharks, nurse sharks and huge barracuda. This was probably our favorite dive spot for the week. Go here if you have a chance.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We did 4 dives on this reef and saw different stuff each time & repeats of course. Mostly shallow 20-30 feet but so much to see. Good marine life. You will see schools of fish, all sizes and sometimes all at once. Last dive we had 4 eagle rays swim by while looking at several swimming sharks. Lots of sleeping... More 

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This reef is an average of 24 feet deep. The water was very clear and the marine life was very abundant and active. Only got to spend one hour there but could of stayed a day.

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Englewood, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw so much sea life there it was over flowing 2 different types of sharks caribian reef and nurse and turtle and many beautiful Corals and fish , stingrays lobsters (large) amongst all the nooks and crannies . You won't be disappointed Maryann

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When i go down to the Keys this is one of the best dive reefs in Florida i think so far. By far my favorite Reef with so much marine life.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool dive, watch out for the fire coral. Abundant marine life with eels, queen and gray angelfish, spotted drum.

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