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Molasses Reef

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Went to reef with Sea Dwellers Dive Shop. This was first trip to the Keys, diving was great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Perfect first Ocean dive

We found Molasses Reef to be amazing. Abundant sea life. Colorful fish everywhere. We saw turtles... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
Key Largo, FL
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Reef is not particularly dazzling. The glass bottom boat tour and guide from Pennekamp were good. And the $25 cost was a good value. Not sure what I was expecting.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Molly D
Reviewed 6 days ago

Went to reef with Sea Dwellers Dive Shop. This was first trip to the Keys, diving was great, visability

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Capt_Rons_Diving
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We found Molasses Reef to be amazing. Abundant sea life. Colorful fish everywhere. We saw turtles on every dive, barracuda, sand shark, nurse shark, more eel along with the usual suspects. Coral has been mostly bleached out. Interesting terain.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MMcSD
Reviewed 12 December 2018

Informative but it was pretty choppy the day we went out. We saw lots of different tropical fish and the reef. it wasn’t as colorful as we hoped it would be.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank thetraveler4819
Reviewed 2 December 2018

We took a glass bottom boat out to this reef. The fish were abundant. so glad to see living corals, too.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SunniBWR
Reviewed 27 November 2018

Most reading this will be on a chartered boat. This review is for boaters/fishers/divers. We tow our boat from Maryland to enjoy boating/diving for our vacation. Molasses reef has many, MANY, places to hook up. Diving or snorkeling is great here. There is one buoy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Wayne B
Reviewed 26 November 2018

Beautiful corals and sponges and creatures galore! Up close with a grazing sea turtle, reef and nurse shark encounters, box fish, scorpion fish, lion fish, massive barracudas, and tons of colorful fish ... Diving Molasses Reef rocks🎸

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Pjurn
Reviewed 22 November 2018 via mobile

You see nice coral and fish, but nothing too exciting on our visit. Wish there was some wreckage shown during trip. Did not see any turtles or sharks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BobVDE
Reviewed 16 November 2018

The reef was ok. We saw nurse shark, turtles, fish, eel, and lots of fans. Water temp was perfect. Water had 100' visibility.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David45645
Reviewed 7 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank David S
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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