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Molasses Reef

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Address: Key Largo, FL
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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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Great diving in the shallow waters with plenty of Life to see

Scuba Dove at many sites on this reef and each has its own character and diverse animals. From Octopuses , Puffer fish EEL's, Nurse sharks, soft and hard corals. Shallow dives... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Scuba Dove at many sites on this reef and each has its own character and diverse animals. From Octopuses , Puffer fish EEL's, Nurse sharks, soft and hard corals. Shallow dives make for extended bottom times,

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Hanahan, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Went out with Rainbow Reef dive center. This is a nice shallow dive. You can expect to see lots of fish, the occasional shark and, if you're lucky, a spotted eagle ray. You will get about an hour of bottom time on air. The sites are all close together so time between dives is minimal. There is a reason Key... More 

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Fort Pierce, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Took the Glass bottom boat out to the Molasses Reef. The seven mile trip out was a treat in itself, the water is so clear you can see the bottom. When we got to the reef, everyone goes below to the glass bottom viewing area. The guide gives a great description of the reef and its history and the different... More 

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Thank Roy F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This reef is too good to not visit. Artificially started, the reef has taken off. Great colors to display, hundreds of fish to see and that love to swim right there with you. Extremely nice terrain variety. Total depth on the bottom was 27 ft. This reef is very capable for snorkeling as well as scuba. Don't pass up an... More 

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Fonthill, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Shallow dive - 30 ft. Max. Some surge at depth, vids about 40 - 45 ft. Green moray, lion fish, barracudas, queen angels and other common reef finish. Patchy coral in pretty god shape.

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not a bad reef but not exceptional. Did get to see quite a bit of fish, barracudas and nurse sharks.

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Dahlonega, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went diving in Molasses Reef in January and it was absolutely beautiful...Only problem was it was FREEZING and we only wore shorties...had I listened to the dive guides and wore a full wet suit, I probably would've enjoyed it more! Saw a few nurse sharks, eels, sting rays and thousands of beautiful fish. I definitely recommend the Molasses Reef... More 

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Minoa, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My family has a great time scuba diving and Snorkeling. We used Ocean Divers out of Key Largo and we're on the reef in a short time. The reef is full of life because it is a marine sanctuary. A great time and I will be returning!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is by far one of my favorites! So much life and so many mooring balls. My favorite fish are the Midnight Blue Parrot Fish and so many large species of snapper. I reccomend going out with Amoray dive charters.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Molasses Reef is the best-preserved reef in North America. I've been diving it once yearly (multiple trips) since 2013, and it's hung in there. You'll see awesome coral formations and SO many great critters. Do your part and keep it clean <3

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