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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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Took a Glass Bottom Boat tour of this area

There's a lot to see at this reef. It's a beautiful area and you can tether your boat to dive buoys or take it in via glass-bottom boat. The wildlife is beautiful. The tour out... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Fredericksburg, VA
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Fredericksburg, VA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There's a lot to see at this reef. It's a beautiful area and you can tether your boat to dive buoys or take it in via glass-bottom boat. The wildlife is beautiful. The tour out to the area is brief compared with the travel time, though, so be aware that you will probably spend most of your time riding in... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a great reef. It was the first one we visited in our open water certification dive. We went with John Pennekamp Coral Reef School of Diving...they are amazing!!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is where you want to go if you dive in the keys. I highly recommend Rainbow Reef to take you there!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I have 20+ years of diving experience and hundreds of logged dives. This was my first experience in the Keys (only because it was a 25th anniversary return trip). Not really impressed with the diving here. Corals are beat up, bleached, and not impressive. Lots of plumes and fans, but not a ton of fishes. The divers... More 

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Rillieux-la-Pape, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very good spot : clear blue water, not profound, great visibility when we were there (maybe more than 25-30m). Very nice coral and series of (big) fishes. We have had the chance to see a monster grouper, a nurse shark, large numbers of barracuda, etc. Very rich. Very good to see. We dived with EMOCEAN team. Recommended !!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took glass bottom boat out of Holiday inn to molasses reef. Very smooth ride and almost ran over 3 sea turtles on the way. At reef very clear view of beautiful corals and fish. Young interpreter knew all the fish and explained the reef. Besides a large variety of small fish also observed large grouper turtles and rays. Highly recommended.

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Rockford, MN
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I wanted my wife to see what it is like to go snorkeling. On the way out they informed us that recent storms made visibility poor. That was an understatement. We saw one or two fish and could barely see the coral most of the time. The storm had been a week earlier so you have to be ready to... More 

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Ellijay, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Molasses Reef has something for everyone due to it's enormous size. Lots of great things to see. A great variety of depths and aquatic life. It's a must for any diver.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went snorkeling, amazing reef, only 45 min away from shore, could not stop looking, like swimming in an aquarium. Need to be a decent swimmer, there is a constant current to swim against.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the reef on the Spirit of Pennkamp, a glass bottom boat sailing out of the state park. It was a two and one half hour round trip. It is a great way to find out about the reef and the coastal area.

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