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Molasses Reef, Key Largo

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#3 of 14 in Parks in Key Largo
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. Put Molasses Reef on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Key Largo online travel route builder .
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  • Went diving here to several sites including “the aquarium” which was AMAZING!! The amount of fish and variety of species was nothing short of breathtaking. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, there...  more »
  • This is a great dive for beginners and advanced divers. You should log this one too. Most dive charters offering Molasses Reef dives.  more »
  • Nice easy dive. Very colorful coral. Abundant fish and other sea creatures. Navigation was pretty easy. Nice relaxing dive, would be good for snorkeling as well  more »
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  • A great snorkeling experience. The reef is part of the protected John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Beautiful corals and abundant fish and wildlife. See Saltwater Gallery YouTube Channel for HE vid of this dive.
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