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Molasses Reef

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Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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Good, not spectacular

If you end up on Molasses Reef because you wanted to dive there (not as a substitute for a blown... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ralf J
Lake County, Illinois

Irma did some damage but all-in-all, it was still an enjoyable dive. We actually dove off of our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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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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Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you end up on Molasses Reef because you wanted to dive there (not as a substitute for a blown out site), I would give it 4 stars. Beats French Reef.

Thank Ralf J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Irma did some damage but all-in-all, it was still an enjoyable dive. We actually dove off of our waverunners this time! Great trip. Water was calm and clear. Vis was about 60ft. As a bonus, we saw a few Turtles.

Thank blong5150
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my first Key Largo diving and sadly, I was disappointed. I was told that prior to Hurricane Irma it looked no different so unfortunately, you can't blame the storm. Since the reef is protected, I did see a lot of the traditional cast...More

Thank krisleern
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oct.11th about a month after Irma the reef is sandy and full of new things to see. the hurricane moved tuns of sand uncovering parts of old wrecks and moving things around.

Thank Alan M
Reviewed 1 week ago

We snorkelled Molasses Reef on a guided trip with Sail Fish Scuba. We saw a caribbean reef shark, sea turtles and nurse sharks as well as a variety of reef fish.

Thank andrees71
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dove a couple of sites on Molasses Reef. Two notable sites were the Winch Hole and Northstar. Plenty of reef life The usual characters were there and plentiful. Parrot and Trigger fish abound in variety as well as Tangs and Angels. Saw the biggest French...More

Thank Demian I
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

have you never scuba dived or snorkeled? want to take the kids or pics? THIS IS THE SPOT! great for beginners, I prefer the middle of the day for the clearest views!

Thank JimDeBerry
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to two different sites on this reef and saw many spectacular sights. It was like watching a Plant Earth or National Geographic video. Everywhere you look is just breath taking. Nothing like looking down on a 9+ foot reef shark hunting in the grooves!...More

Thank tinan222
Reviewed 5 weeks 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 5 weeks 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
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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