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Molasses Reef, Key Largo
(4.6/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Not the Caribbean but worth the time Lots of Reef to navigate 35' to 60' Generally Very Good Visibility When cloudy 30'+ When sunny 50'+ 
  • We had a superb snorkelling trip to Molasses. Quite wavy when we got there but great visibility. Children (12 and 8) loved it. 
  • Molasses Reef is one of the most popular dives around Key Largo, there are several groups each day. You can book a trip right from your hotel lobby. The Reef is protected and you get instructions on w...  more »