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Molasses Reef, Key Largo

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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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  • 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 cr...  more »
  • Took a trip with Rainbow Reef and discovered Molasses reef. Variety of Corals and Sea Life the best.  more »
  • The reef is filled with brightly colored fish, schools of hundreds and sometimes thousands. Often see nurse sharks, reef sharks, turtles, and large green eels. Some swim throughs make the dives fun an...  more »