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Molasses Reef

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Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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Underwhelming

Maybe if we snorkled, our opinion may have been different, but we took a glass-bottomed boat tour... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
John R
Bucket List Check!

Molasses Reef is beautiful, full of sea life, spectacular sites to see! At the beginnig of the Key... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Beth M
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Sebastian, Florida
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Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good23%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fish” (205 reviews)
“nurse sharks” (39 reviews)
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Key Largo, FL
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"nurse sharks"
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"great dive"
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"eagle ray alley"
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"lots of marine life"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Maybe if we snorkled, our opinion may have been different, but we took a glass-bottomed boat tour our to the reef. It was interesting to see a barracuda up close (it stayed right under our boat), but we saw very few other types of fish...More

Thank John R
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Molasses Reef is beautiful, full of sea life, spectacular sites to see! At the beginnig of the Key chain, the reef is not far offshore, maybe six miles, easy access, good for beginning snorkelers!

Thank Beth M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wide and I just spent two and one half days diving along the reef. This is a specal spot loaded with fish including nurse sharks (adult and juvenile), lots of lobsters, rays and the like. It is a shallow dive area which mean long...More

1  Thank sdicicc0
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dove on a day when it was rough, but coral looked uniformly dead....saw some fish - nothing dramatic!

Thank sleem50
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see reef. Slow current here which is probably why we spent 3 dives here. Amphitheatre area was the best part of the reef. Great area to go to if you are diving with snorklers as it is pretty shallow diving, less than 30 feet.

Thank charleenchambers22
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great area with many dive sites. It deserves its reputation as one of the most beautiful reefs in the keys.

Thank kfreedman2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed snorkeling Molasses Reef. It is about 10-30 ft deep so there was plenty of opportunity for diving as well. Looked like it could get busy, but not crowded in the water. Well worth a trip.

Thank mbsprouse
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with some friends to a night dive and was really nice. We saw a lot of baby squids, squids, lobsters, eels and a lot of fishes.

Thank Norma S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks 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

1  Thank Jr G
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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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