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Molasses Reef

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Address: Key Largo, FL
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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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Molasses Reef was great. We went with Pennekamp. Captain ZZ Top and Hot Surfer Dude were great! Local people were telling us to avoid Pennekamp because there are too many people... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Molasses Reef was great. We went with Pennekamp. Captain ZZ Top and Hot Surfer Dude were great! Local people were telling us to avoid Pennekamp because there are too many people on the boats. But when you are not that experienced, you feel so much better having people around you as you explore the reefs. Investigate where you are going... More 

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Key Largo, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

You have to go this reef. You can take a glass bottom boat from the dock next to the African Queen. There is one from Penekamp as well but this one seemed better for viewing and less expensive. The reef is just stunning. You can take your boat out there also, 5 miles out, and tie up to a buoy.... More 

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Kechi, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Molasses Reef has a lot of wild life, beautiful colors, and not too deep. Great place for underwater photography.

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Burlington, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have snorkeled and dived this reef for almost fifty years and will continue to return as long as possible.

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Darien, CT
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing fish and coral. great scuba outfit within the park too. you might even see sharks and turtles.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

went with keys diver on an hour trip - perfect amount of time. short boat ride out - lots of bright fish and coral and short ride back. the captain threw some bread to attract the fish so that was great.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on a glass bottom tour through John Pennekamp. We saw 3 green sea turtles, barracudas, a nurse shark and tons of different fish. The guide was very knowledgable. We had kids ages 4-15 with us. They all loved it and learned (all 4 adults, too!) I suggest bringing snacks with you.

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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

shallow dive site - perfect for all dive levels. Lots of small coral heads and walls with vivid colors from fans to sponges, etc. occasional large life swims through but for most part its the smaller seal life. Rainbow reef runs a great operation

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dove here in 6 foot waves with heavy currents so wildlife was not the best but still present and amazing. @ dives we saw, Barracudas, Sting rays, Parrot fish, angel fish, Lobsters, Groupers, and Turtles. I can not wait to dive here again when seas are a bit calmer. We chose Eagle Ray Alley and Wellwood. There is a... More 

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Homestead, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going for a nice swim on this reef is always an adventure. You never know what you might find as far as fish and sealife.

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