We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Molasses Reef

Features Animals
Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
Review Highlights
Diving on par with Cozumel

Went diving here to several sites including “the aquarium” which was AMAZING!! The amount of fish... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fort Wayne, Indiana
via mobile
Great Dive

This is a great dive for beginners and advanced divers. You should log this one too. Most dive... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Gerry W
Read all 706 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fish” (197 reviews)
“sea life” (44 reviews)
Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
Write a ReviewReviews (706)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 671 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went diving here to several sites including “the aquarium” which was AMAZING!! The amount of fish and variety of species was nothing short of breathtaking. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, there’s something for all types of divers and snorkelers.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great dive for beginners and advanced divers. You should log this one too. Most dive charters offering Molasses Reef dives.

Thank Gerry W
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Nice easy dive. Very colorful coral. Abundant fish and other sea creatures. Navigation was pretty easy. Nice relaxing dive, would be good for snorkeling as well

Thank Gregory P
Reviewed 6 January 2018

Nice dive, not a lot of large fish but I was snorkeling when the captain who was in the water with me pointed out what he thought was either a young green or hawksbill turtle. I followed all around the reef until I had to...More

Thank ReachtheBeachKC
Reviewed 4 January 2018

This is a great reef dive, lots of fish, rays and sharks - there are a number of turtles and I found the biggest logger head I have ever seen ! Really good diving with lots of good reef life - well worth a visit.

1  Thank 5_Star_Foodie_No1
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Will definitely dive here again as I was so busy testing out that I missed what I should have been seeing.

Thank livinglife4
Reviewed 15 December 2017

Visited December 2017, weather was not cooperating much. Seas very rough, 3-5 feet waves. Not much visibility, obviously due to the approaching storm. First Keys dives in a couple years, but the usual suspects were lurking...nice big Scorpionfish, large sleeping nurse shark, very large baraccudas,...More

Thank AJN303
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Key Largo is working hard at restoring the reef and raising consciousness, but in many ways it is a loosing battle. But I might come back because there is a strong and growing conservation community here that does world class work (e.g., REEF), and there...More

1  Thank Patrick F
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

This reef is absolutely beautiful...we had not been there in along time...the children , ages 8-12 enjoyed it tremendously...it is like being in a giant aquarium...visit it on a non-windy day...we had great weather and recommend it highly specially if you have children to entertain....

1  Thank Ana M
Reviewed 8 December 2017

It looks like the reef has taken a hit in some areas from the hurricane. We were here 18 months ago and it seemed in better shape. We saw some good fish but there has been damage to the soft corals.

1  Thank RERD09
Nearby HotelsSee all 20 hotels in Key Largo
Key West Inn - Key Largo
542 reviews
10.88 km away
Rodeway Inn & Suites
222 reviews
10.91 km away
Marina Del Mar Resort And Marina
826 reviews
10.91 km away
Mariner's Resort Villas & Marina
396 reviews
10.94 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Mrs. Mac's Kitchen
5,967 reviews
11.04 km away
Key Largo Fisheries Backyard
994 reviews
10.38 km away
Sharkey's Pub & Galley Restaurant
1,523 reviews
10.86 km away
Skipper's Dockside
1,414 reviews
10.91 km away
Nearby Attractions
Spiegel Grove
472 reviews
8.71 km away
Island Dolphin Care
115 reviews
10.20 km away
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder
27 reviews
10.25 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
25 June 2017|
Response from DutchLace | Reviewed this property |
Look at Molasses Reef, we posted 3 of them from that reef. Posted picture on a different date.
24 April 2016|
Response from jwhill45 | Reviewed this property |
I would look into Ocean Divers out of Key Largo. I just used them this past February. They were professional, friendly snd well organized. They have the newest and fastest boats in the keys. Thier new boats and location... More
18 May 2015|
Response from KeyWestDiverJon | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can. Molasses Reef has many spots where the coral comes within a few feet of the surface, and in spots the coral is breaching the surface. Ocean Divers has reef trips every day and some spots are specific for... More