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Molasses Reef

#4 of 71 things to do in Key Largo Features Animals
Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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Easy Dive With Deep Coral Channels, Beautiful Coral and Lots of Sealife

First, you have to view everything from a certain perspective. From Florida standards, Molasses... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Pemba, Mozambique
Great for snorkel and scuba

Beautiful reef system. Easy access. No need to scuba to enjoy this place, though it's nice to dive... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Andrew D
Jacksonville, Florida
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Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
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  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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Reviewed 4 days ago

First, you have to view everything from a certain perspective. From Florida standards, Molasses Reef is one of the easiest, prettiest and most visited reefs; however, if you have visited tip-noth reefs in places like Belize or Australia, you might not be as impressed. Located...More

3  Thank angie1966d
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful reef system. Easy access. No need to scuba to enjoy this place, though it's nice to dive it. 20ft+/- deep. Loooong bottom times.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful piece of nature. We had such amazing views of fish and coral. Not crowded and peaceful place to snorkel.

Thank Alisa D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The recent diving was surprising. The visibility was over 100 feet! And multiple encounters with real sharks are a testimonial to the health and diversity of the area. And 80 degrees I just wear a dive skin - awesome.

Thank Bgougler
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

It was a great place to snorkel, even better than key west. The guides from Amy's dive shop were excellent

Thank Daniel J
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Nice shallow dives with all kinds of fish an corals. Highly recommended. Many dive shops available to choose from.

Thank Eric F
Reviewed 16 May 2017 via mobile

Diving this reef with Quiescence and Chesapeake Bay Dive let's you know there are so many hand picked spots where the "cattle boats" don't go. Check either dive charter and see why this reef is a million dives waiting to happen.

1  Thank KellyzRay
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

The reef was very beautiful and abundant with underwater life. We dove this reef 3 different times while we were there and each one was spectacular.

Thank Shanna N R
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Saw several turtles and a shark. Water is amazing temperature and not too deep. Took Sun Divers tour. It was great.

Thank slimsdahl
Reviewed 8 May 2017

We dove with the park service. Easy 20 minute boat trip. Nice ride through the mangrove inlet. It was 10-15mph wind that day with a little underwater surge but visibility was 60-80ft. The water was 78F. We say large ray, moray eel, spotted eel, hogfish,...More

Thank Terry S
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Angie, Where are the pictures?
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.
Recommendations for snorkel only boat tour out of key largo
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
Can we go and snorkel with our kids of 6 and 8 years old?
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