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Molasses Reef

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Address: Key Largo, FL
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+1 305-451-6322

Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for...

Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.

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What a beautiful piece of nature. We had such amazing views of fish and coral. Not crowded and peaceful place to snorkel.

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Alisa D
Orlando, Florida, United States
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Orlando, Florida, United States
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315 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a beautiful piece of nature. We had such amazing views of fish and coral. Not crowded and peaceful place to snorkel.

Thank Alisa D
Boulder, Colorado
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34 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The recent diving was surprising. The visibility was over 100 feet! And multiple encounters with real sharks are a testimonial to the health and diversity of the area. And 80 degrees I just wear a dive skin - awesome.

Thank Bgougler
Level Contributor
22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great place to snorkel, even better than key west. The guides from Amy's dive shop were excellent

Thank Daniel J
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice shallow dives with all kinds of fish an corals. Highly recommended. Many dive shops available to choose from.

Thank Eric F
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Diving this reef with Quiescence and Chesapeake Bay Dive let's you know there are so many hand picked spots where the "cattle boats" don't go. Check either dive charter and see why this reef is a million dives waiting to happen.

Thank KellyzRay
Key Largo, Florida
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reef was very beautiful and abundant with underwater life. We dove this reef 3 different times while we were there and each one was spectacular.

Thank Shanna N R
San Diego, California
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Saw several turtles and a shark. Water is amazing temperature and not too deep. Took Sun Divers tour. It was great.

Thank slimsdahl
Myrtle Beach
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20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dove with the park service. Easy 20 minute boat trip. Nice ride through the mangrove inlet. It was 10-15mph wind that day with a little underwater surge but visibility was 60-80ft. The water was 78F. We say large ray, moray eel, spotted eel, hogfish, grouper, barracuda and other reef fish. Reef was in good condition. Other people on the... More 

Thank Terry S
Hadley, New York
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dove on this reef a few years ago while getting our PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Certification. On this most recent trip we visited it in a glass bottom boat. Still beautiful with many types of coral and fishes. The weather and our timeline didn't allow us to dive here this trip. I can't wait to go back again... More 

Thank Donald C
Rotonda West, Florida
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51 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two of us took the Key Largo Princess glass bottom boat ride out to Molasses Reef. The weather was perfect, and the water was clear and beautiful. It was about a 45 minute ride out to the reef and once we arrived there was plenty of room to stand around the glass bottom windows while the knowledgeable young woman narrated... More 

Thank LynnM137

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