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Molasses Reef

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Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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A month after Hurricane- It's ok, hope it grows back!

The diving on Molasses Reef is ok a month after the hurricane. I never dove it prior, so I cannot... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Brad S
Good shallow dive

Went with two sons for their first ocean SCUBA experience. Great easy dive with lost of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Frank D
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Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The diving on Molasses Reef is ok a month after the hurricane. I never dove it prior, so I cannot compare. Although all the DMs commented that the reef has changed and they are having to relearn it to guide. We did see a few...More

Thank Brad S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went with two sons for their first ocean SCUBA experience. Great easy dive with lost of bio-diversity. Saw everything from a shark to lobsters. The visibility on our trip was good 40-50 feet. All in all, a good place for an easy, fun dive.

Thank Frank D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited this reef on six dives over two days about a month after Hurricane Irma. We went with Sail Fish Scuba, who are awesome. There was a lot to see, but the visibility was poor. Will definitely come back under better conditions.

Thank Marc M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the boat out from John Pennekamp, The crew was great and worked hard to make sure everyone had a good trip. Mollasses Reef is beautiful. Alot of see life and alot of places to explore.

Thank jim c
Reviewed 14 September 2017

I prefer the wrecks, but the diving here can be spectacular. Easy to spend an hour here. Nurse sharks, turtles...

Thank harmsenom
Reviewed 3 September 2017

An hour and a half drive and we can dive the reefs of Key Largo, can't beat that! A few weeks ago we dove beautiful Molasses reef and I noticed some of the big Staghorn colonies still in good health, hopefully it will stay that...More

Thank exsea
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I have been diving the Keys, and especially the Key Largo reefs and wrecks since 1985. Molasses reef is a relatively big reef, so there are many locations that one can visit. It is still beautiful.....BUT, if you have been here in the past, and...More

2  Thank Northportdiver
Reviewed 21 August 2017

We visited this reef on a glass bottom boat. We saw nurse sharks, turtles and lots of beautiful fish alongside an amazing reef. A must see reef to visit.

Thank JuliaT31
Reviewed 19 August 2017

After a few days of current keeping people off the reef it finally opened and everything came out! We had a series of nice dives including 2 coming in from the Southeast. Excellent drift dives from Permit ledge up Logan's run and into Winch Hole....More

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Went to different parts of the reef. If conditions were good, the dive was good. I did a night dive there - it was spectacular!!!

Thank Jon F
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williambryce2017
25 June 2017|
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Response from DutchLace | Reviewed this property |
Look at Molasses Reef, we posted 3 of them from that reef. Posted picture on a different date.
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caaccrxi01789
24 April 2016|
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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
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Mariuschk
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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
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