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Molasses Reef

#5 of 72 things to do in Key Largo Features Animals
Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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Awesome reef

I dove this Reef in June and again in July. There was so much to see and the sea life was just... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2017
Lawrence R
via mobile
Great Dive with Ocean Divers

I had booked a wreck dive but this was cancelled because of weather and numbers so had a two dive... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
D.mr S
Pembroke, United Kingdom
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Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
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Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

I dove this Reef in June and again in July. There was so much to see and the sea life was just great.

Thank Lawrence R
Reviewed 9 July 2017

I had booked a wreck dive but this was cancelled because of weather and numbers so had a two dive excursion instead. Molasses reef is easy to dive and the fish life is prolific I actually came across a Giant Grouper which was a surprise....More

1  Thank D.mr S
Reviewed 9 July 2017

One of the most beautiful reefs in the area, marine life is everywhere, from turtles and sharks, to snook and coral

1  Thank VETScubaFamily
Reviewed 7 July 2017

The fish diversity wasn't great, but there were plenty of grunts and snappers. Lots of soft corals, but the hard corals are less abundant. Many fish hiding under the coral overhangs. Water clarity was excellent. Great opportunities for both photography and videography. Some divers reported...More

1  Thank Iwanasnorkeldan
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Our family visited Molasses Reef on two dive boat trips. We dived two sites on the reef and loved the variety of fish and coral there. I could spend hours there watching the fish and would not hesitate to return.

1  Thank virginiarn2017
Reviewed 5 July 2017

Really enjoyed diving on Molasses Reef! Nice visibility, warm temperatures, a little bit of surge when we were there but it doesn't get much better than that! Saw tons of trumpet fish (my favorite), sting rays, nurse sharks, and even some manta rays. Reef is...More

Thank Sarah W
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Molasses Reef is so cool. I could spend hours here and look forward to returning again next summer!!

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

We did a snorkeling trip to Molasses reef on a June 27th, and it was wonderful. Water was crystal clear, not too shallow, and teaming with all kinds of marine life! We visited a couple of other areas during the day, but Molasses was by...More

Thank Inquisitor72
Reviewed 30 June 2017

This is a great area for beginner divers to learn skills and get certified. Horizon Divers was an excellent shop to take us to the reef. Plenty of fish, and coral to see with not a very deep dive for those least experienced divers. Even...More

Thank ScubaInstructor26693
Reviewed 28 June 2017

Beautiful! Great place for beginners and divers just wishing to chill and watch the abundant fish :)

Thank SheriLukas
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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