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Molasses Reef, Key Largo

#3 of 16 in Parks in Key Largo
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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 got to swim in a school of beautiful, luminous purple fish in clear water over an amazing reef. Lots of fish of all sizes. Beautiful corals. We got lucky with the conditions--incredibly clear...  more »
  • I went snorkeling and saw more lobster than I had ever seen before. It makes me want to go back during lobster season.  more »
  • 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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