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Molasses Reef

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Address: Key Largo, FL
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+1 305-451-6322
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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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continues to wow the diver!

I have snorkeled and dived this reef for almost fifty years and will continue to return as long as possible.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Mark G
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Burlington, NC
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Burlington, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have snorkeled and dived this reef for almost fifty years and will continue to return as long as possible.

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Darien, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

amazing fish and coral. great scuba outfit within the park too. you might even see sharks and turtles.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

went with keys diver on an hour trip - perfect amount of time. short boat ride out - lots of bright fish and coral and short ride back. the captain threw some bread to attract the fish so that was great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a glass bottom tour through John Pennekamp. We saw 3 green sea turtles, barracudas, a nurse shark and tons of different fish. The guide was very knowledgable. We had kids ages 4-15 with us. They all loved it and learned (all 4 adults, too!) I suggest bringing snacks with you.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

shallow dive site - perfect for all dive levels. Lots of small coral heads and walls with vivid colors from fans to sponges, etc. occasional large life swims through but for most part its the smaller seal life. Rainbow reef runs a great operation

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I dove here in 6 foot waves with heavy currents so wildlife was not the best but still present and amazing. @ dives we saw, Barracudas, Sting rays, Parrot fish, angel fish, Lobsters, Groupers, and Turtles. I can not wait to dive here again when seas are a bit calmer. We chose Eagle Ray Alley and Wellwood. There is a... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Going for a nice swim on this reef is always an adventure. You never know what you might find as far as fish and sealife.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

2 tank dive trip from the Scuba Shop at John Pennekamp state park. Crew was good, diving was good. Water was a bit choppy due to higher than normal winds. But still had a great couple of dives! Turtle, lobster, shark,

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic Reef well worth diving on - went with Rainbow Reef - don't miss it when you are in Key Largo.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WE went snorkeling via Sea Star located at The Key Largo Marriott Resort to Molasses. We saw sharks, turtles, and amazing reefs and fish. The water was very tranquil and the amount of fish were the most I've seen on a snorkeling adventure. I took my nephew for his 13th birthday gift and he didn't want to get out of... More 

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