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Molasses Reef

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An easy shallow dive with lots to see.

Molasses reef is my idea of a quintessential tropical reef, There is so much to see here with... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
David S
Pembroke, United Kingdom
Beautiful Dive Site

Went with Rainbow Reef Dive Charters. They have the number one dive operation in the Keys for a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Elvis G
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Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Molasses reef is my idea of a quintessential tropical reef, There is so much to see here with abundant fish and all kinds of coral including some large Brain Coral. This is a nice easy shallow dive so no rush and plenty of time to...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with Rainbow Reef Dive Charters. They have the number one dive operation in the Keys for a reason! Their guides know just where to go to give you the best views.

Thank Elvis G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Molasses Reef has suffered a lot in the past hurricanes and from other issues. The staghorn corals I remember from years ago are broken white dead piles on the ocean floor. It's sad to see this devastation happening! We need to take better care of...More

Thank lm4125
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been diving this reef for over 45 years and though it is not as beautiful as it was back then, it is still one of the most beautiful off Key Largo. If people would just look and not touch if would last longer....More

Thank Sandra P
Reviewed 8 October 2018 via mobile

Went with Rainbow Reef Dive Center to do advanced open water dive certifications, dive this reef and loved it!!! Plenty of varieties of fish, corals and other sea life. Definitely recommend diving this reef and Dive company

Thank tomrR7358ZO
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Marked well with mooring balls and a beautiful site. Weekend crowds are many but weekdays are sweet. Get there early and stay late.

Thank travelercw2016
Reviewed 13 September 2018

This is a nice reef to dive. There are some swim thoughs, lots of fish and a good bit of coral. A lot of the reef was brown but there was a good bit of new growth.

Thank joynerk
Reviewed 11 September 2018

Great place to dive. However it is very crowded lot of divers from all the dive companies around. The reef is in great shape and alot of wildlife to see. We saw eagle rays and a bull shark

Thank 220kestasp
Reviewed 4 September 2018

Great dives unless its windy, then it can turn into a washing machine. So much sea life, sharks, rays, lobster, many kinds of fish. A must see!!

Thank Jaana B
Reviewed 28 August 2018

We had an enjoyable drift dive along Molasses Reef. This site offers colorful corals, many varieties of tropical fish, sharks and turtles, the water temp was perfect. The current was swift on our dive, we traveled over a mile. Would love to dive there again!

Thank Chris P
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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