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Molasses Reef

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Address: Key Largo, FL
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Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for...

Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.

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A great dive site

Have dived this reef a number of times but it is never other than a great experience. A wide variety of sea life and coral structures with great visibility and in spite of the... read more

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New Jersey
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Have dived this reef a number of times but it is never other than a great experience. A wide variety of sea life and coral structures with great visibility and in spite of the popularity it never feels crowded because of the structure as you drop down into the fingers and open areas surrounded by coral.

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3 attraction reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoy taking dive students and fun diving here at Molasses. You will always see a great variety of sea life here. It is not too far from shore, less than 60 feet, and one of my favorite places for a reef dive.

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Springfield, Virginia
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent dive site for those interested in sea life. The dive is shallow (about 30') which makes it perfect for those new to diving (like us). Visibility was great and you're shallow enough to enjoy the colors. We saw an amazing array of life on our dive, but the highlight was the Caribbean Reef shark that silently glided by us!... More 

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Madison, Connecticut
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Did morning scuba on Molasses Reef end of March. Had great visibility and was pleasantly surprised to see as much tropical fish and coral as I have seen on some Carribean islands! Parrot fish, moray eels, lobster and many others. At one point I felt like I was inside an aquarium with schools of fish all around. A scuba must

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Willcox, Arizona
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22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dove this site four times our first day. It was a good starter dive but when compared to the Speigel Grove and the Duane, it didn't compare.

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Palm Beach, Florida
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been diving and snorkeling all over the world and this is by far one of my favorite places. The reef depth ranges from a few feet to about 35' which make it great for snorkeling and shallow water dives ( my favorite ) . If you want to snorkel plan on two hours before or an hour after... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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9 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing views from the glass bottom boat, even more amazing how shallow and close up to the reef we were. We saw colorful fish, Barracudas in abundance and a sand shark along with nautical artifacts, (anchor, rail ties and rails from Henry Flagler's overseas railroad construction) that had wrecked on the reef in times past. It is about 8 miles... More 

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Holland, Michigan
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203 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Would make a great dive spot. Only had my snorkel gear with me on this trip. Some areas were a little deep to enjoy for the novice snorkeler, but made up with the amount of fish seen.

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Western MA
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64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Other reefs have more color. These are mainly browns and purples, white and yellow. Good variety of fish. We went out to the reef in glass bottom boat, but snorkelers and scuba divers were also in the area and would have had the same views.

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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11 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lots of wildlife. This is a finger reef, so you really feel like you are exploring. Will go back for more. It was a bit crowded that's why only four stars.

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