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Molasses Reef

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Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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The best reef in the Keys

If you're travelling to Key Largo for diving or even snorkeling, this is the reef to see with so... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
nicolinewinding
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
So Many Different Fish to See

This reef is quite large and there were dozens of different types of fish to see. Definitely a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bhood5
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Avon, Indiana
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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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“sea life” (44 reviews)
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Key Largo, FL
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"glass bottom boat"
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"eagle ray alley"
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"great visibility"
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"john pennekamp state park"
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Reviewed 5 days ago

If you're travelling to Key Largo for diving or even snorkeling, this is the reef to see with so many different sites and an abundance of marine life.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This reef is quite large and there were dozens of different types of fish to see. Definitely a great place to see native fish of South Florida.

Thank Bhood5
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the reef via a glass bottom boat. We saw a number of fish, turtles, corals, a ray, reef sharks, lobster, and even pieces from a ship wreck. Next time I want to dive the reef to see even more.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was amazed by the beauty around and under molasses. Water was very clear with a nice visibility in almost all our dives. We saw a lot of big fish and big groups of fish in our 4 dives in the area. Will go again.

2  Thank NormanWo
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Reviewed 18 March 2018

Excellent! We saw so many types of fish, including barracuda. We also saw a turtle from the deck. Very informative guide

1  Thank flyingfishdesigns
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Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Good diving area - saw sharks, turtles and lots of fish. Went with Scuba Fun with Tanya as our guide.

1  Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

Took my newly certified 13 year old on their first ocean dive here. Great coral growth, colors very vivid, extremely diverse fish species, and a couple of unique "artifacts". Minimal current, 60+ ft of vis. Greatest part of this feature is the 2 youngest (4...More

Thank Michael T
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Went out on the dive trip with rainbow reef dive shop. Had an awesome time and got some great picture of fish, lobster, and sea turtle.

Thank Eddie R
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Reviewed 26 February 2018

As part of obtaining my open water diving certification my last dive was on Molasses. I felt like I entered a whole new world. The reef is unquestionably beautiful. The colors and the number of fish was incredible. I'm hoping to come back this summer...More

2  Thank 942steve
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Reviewed 30 January 2018 via mobile

Went diving here to several sites including “the aquarium” which was AMAZING!! The amount of fish and variety of species was nothing short of breathtaking. Whether you’re a beginner or advanced, there’s something for all types of divers and snorkelers.

1  Thank RRSHOW
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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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