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Molasses Reef

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Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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Dead coral

Reasonable amount of fish, but the coral is mostly dead even if it is in a protected sanctuary... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Erika R
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Quebec City, Canada
Great diving at Molasses Reef

I got out for a great dive at Molasses Reef with the people from Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jr G
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Baltimore, Maryland
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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 yesterday

Reasonable amount of fish, but the coral is mostly dead even if it is in a protected sanctuary. Key Largo's coral situation is sad.... the state should do more to protect its natural environment.

Thank Erika R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I got out for a great dive at Molasses Reef with the people from Amy Slate's Amoray Dive Resort and had a great experience. The aquatic life there is amazing. I saw about every kind of fish you can imagine. Depths hit maybe 30 feet...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Molasses always seems to have clear water and is a great dive spot. I would recommend it to anyone that is looking for a shallow and easy dive.

Thank steve s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Did 4 dives on molasses in the various areas. Each one was beautiful saw lobsters, grouper, big and small nurse sharks, one reef shark, and tons of fish. Went through rainbow reef which was great.

Thank dandymandy22
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several sites around the reef and it is abundant with fish, sea fans and corals. Not as dramatic as some of the more tropical reefs but still very good and close to home.

Thank Tony H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of fish and good clarity, about 80 feet visibility. There was a current but it was mild, we started dive against the current and finished going with it.

Thank stosco
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've dived. I've been diving in the coral triangle in the Philippines, and while the reefs there may have better corals, "Mo" as it's known by locals here has the best concentration of animals I've seen. Don't shy away from returning to the same dive...More

Thank Jay J
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

We reserved an Intro to scuba and refresher course for the entire family through Scuba-Fun, and received first class treatment through the entire day. From the pool sessions to the perfect day on the reef, the dive guides and crew were amazing. The weather was...More

Thank Jon B
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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Took the glass bottom boat sunset cruise to this reef and was not disappointed. The reef was teeming with fish, fans, coral, and sea turtles. Loved it.

Thank Emori W
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Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

This reef is gorgeous! We snorkeled and saw so many kinds of coral and fish. Next time we will bring our tanks.

Thank Lisa B
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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
18 May 2015|
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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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