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Molasses Reef, Key Largo

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Wildlife Area
Featuring colorful marine life, Molasses Reef is one of Florida's prime diving and snorkeling locations. The depths of this elaborate reef complex range from 3 m (10 ft) to 30 m (100 ft). While smaller depths allow you to enjoy underwater views with snorkeling equipment, the deeper sections are excellent for drift diving. The long-running protection and conservation programs have kept the reef a secure ecosystem. You can see brain coral, star coral, lobsters, eels, turtles, and a wide selection of fish, including nurse sharks, and rays. You also can see remnants of ships that sunk on the ocean floor. Be sure to follow the instructions of Coast Guard officers who patrol the area, and don't interfere with the wildlife. To visit Molasses Reef and get the most from your holiday in Key Largo, create itinerary details personal to you using our Key Largo vacation trip planner.
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  • Beautiful reef system. Easy access. No need to scuba to enjoy this place, though it's nice to dive it. 20ft+/- deep. Loooong bottom times.  more »
  • What a beautiful piece of nature. We had such amazing views of fish and coral. Not crowded and peaceful place to snorkel.  more »
  • The recent diving was surprising. The visibility was over 100 feet! And multiple encounters with real sharks are a testimonial to the health and diversity of the area. And 80 degrees I just wear a div...  more »