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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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Everything on one reef. If there is current you just swim in the channels/grooves. There are swim throughs, hard and soft corals, snook havens, jack, tarpon, shark, turtles, rays... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Everything on one reef. If there is current you just swim in the channels/grooves. There are swim throughs, hard and soft corals, snook havens, jack, tarpon, shark, turtles, rays. We have seen everything there! Fantastic dive location.

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Jupiter
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

You can dive, snorkel, or free dive. The reefs are fairly close and it's relatively shallow. I would do this free dive again.

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Henderson, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is my favorite snorkeling spot. It's a large reef with many "fingers" so there is a great deal of room. It's great for divers with all the caverns. Lots of great corals and variety of fish and sharks.

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Rome, Lazio, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Molasses Reef is a beautiful collection of reefs south east of Key Largo. It is part of the protected reefs. Fantastic shallow diving, teeming with fish. A great experience

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Thank Kelly F
Newport News, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Entertaining shallow reef dive, some of the larger specimens visited. Look under the reefs, if you find a crevice where you can actually look up into the reef, you may find a Big Fat Crustacean.

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St. Petersburg, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Molasses Reef lies just a few miles off the coast of Key Largo, Florida. It's one of the most popular dive sites in the US. On a good day, visibility seems to go on forever. On a bad day, visibility may be down to 20-30 feet. Go with a dive company like Rainbow River Dive Center, which provides free dive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent two dives on Big Mo with Rainbow reef dive center including doing a drift dive. It was beyond great!

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Oxford, Alabama
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

from John Pennekamp state park in July. Boat trip was good, but we did not see many fish, coral looks like it is dying! I guess through "climate change" that others say is fiction~well, the coral was mostly brown and used up looking~I went years ago and there were indescribable blues, oranges, purple, all colors of healthy coral that just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a lot of different snorkeling spots along the Pennekamp Coral Reef, but I would recommend this one for beginners who have no experience in deeper waters yet or those who just want to look down from the surface without diving. There is a lot to see, hundreds of different coral and fish species, barracudas (no fear, they do... More 

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Port Orange, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This reef is one of the best in the Key Largo/Tavernier/Islamorado area. Amazing coral heads jumping up 10 to 12 feet, teeming with fish and crabs and eels and all kinds of amazing little creatures. Dove with Rainbow Reef and had a fantastic experience. There are many individually named reefs that make up what is called Molasses so the spots... More 

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