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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.
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  • Average5%
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Key Largo, FL
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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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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