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Molasses Reef, Key Largo

4.6
#3 of 17 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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  • We booked a dive trip to see Christ Of the Abyss but due to current and time we ended up at Molasses Reef. This was a great spot with plenty to see. Largest spotted fish on the surface was a...  more »
  • Easy dive area with lots of tropical fish view. We came across many nurse sharks, reef shark and stingray as well, which were really cool  more »
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  • Awesome place to go snorkeling off Key Largo, FL. Best value is to rent a boat and go exploring yourself.
  • Took a glass bottom boat tour to the reef. Had a really good time

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