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North Dry Rocks

Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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This is a good reef, but the star is the Christ of the Abyss statue. This is a fairly deep reef... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cary S
Beautiful Reef

The tropical fish and coral reef are stunning! There is a great diversity and the reef is fairly... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Christy B
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This reef is a small maze of large limestone ledges that come up to 5 feet below the water surface, making it an excellent dive site for beginners.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a good reef, but the star is the Christ of the Abyss statue. This is a fairly deep reef for snorkeling and quite crowded.

1  Thank Cary S
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The tropical fish and coral reef are stunning! There is a great diversity and the reef is fairly shallow here so you really have a great view as a snorkeler.

Thank Christy B
Reviewed 28 March 2017

The viz at this site was good and the reefs were fairly shallow. Nice easy dive site with good visibility. We did the North Dry Rocks after the Speigel Grove and it was a nice way to finish the day.

Thank B G
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Good but not as great as the sites around Molasses Reef. Worth it if you have extra time/$. Otherwise, prioritize exploring Molasses.

Thank blweiler
Reviewed 27 February 2017

Clear, mostly calm waters for this dive. Warm water temps. Lots of coral and fish to view. Lots of fun.

Thank Catherine G
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is one of those sites where people from around the world want to dive. It is an amazing experience, so long as the weather is not too rough many operators will go Sundays to dive this site. I typically use Amy Slates Amoray Dive...More

Thank jab91086
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Pennekamp has protected waters so fish really thrives there. Saw monster lobsters too. We really love this place. It is worth putting up with the crowds.

1  Thank Sandaallen
Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a more shallow reef and good for snorkelers. Good amount of wild life. Several fingers of the reef are very accessible. This is where the Christ of the deep statue is located.

Thank BrentCapAmericaSmith
Reviewed 25 September 2016

It was an amazing place to visit. I went with a large group of 24 people. I took my daughter who is nine years old and my co-worker took her family, ranging from ages 4 years old to 73 years old. We all had a...More

1  Thank LDRobles
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Great place to snorkel and scuba diveing. Saw an Spoted Eagle Ray and many beautiful and colorful fish. We left from John Pennekamp State Park. The staff was very informative and knowledgeable about us the current weather forecast. Be aware of weather conditions, so you...More

Thank Scuba-G-Team
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