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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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  • We dove this site four times our first day. It was a good starter dive but when compared to the Speigel Grove and the Duane, it didn't compare.  more »
  • I have been diving and snorkeling all over the world and this is by far one of my favorite places. The reef depth ranges from a few feet to about 35' which make it great for snorkeling and shallow wat...  more »
  • Amazing views from the glass bottom boat, even more amazing how shallow and close up to the reef we were. We saw colorful fish, Barracudas in abundance and a sand shark along with nautical artifacts, ...  more »