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Address: Key Colony Beach, FL
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At a depth range of 15 - 30 feet, this dive site consists of a series of...

At a depth range of 15 - 30 feet, this dive site consists of a series of small patch reefs, and is where the Spanish Galleon Ignacio sunk in the 18th century.

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Snorkling

I had never snorkel before. It was beautiful Great experience overall. Fish galore! Protected area 5 miles out

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 August 2016
Andrea W
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Middletown, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Location has mooring balls and is a nice fun place to see some turtles and grab a fun shallow dive. As time went on it began to get a little crowded so go early!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I had never snorkel before. It was beautiful Great experience overall. Fish galore! Protected area 5 miles out

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Thank Andrea W
Midway, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

This was an awesome shallow dive site with tons of different sea life. We saw several sea turtles, nurse sharks, cudas and a 6 ft wide ray. We spent several hours underwater here this week. Great trip. A must do.

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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Went over on our boat as recommended. Easy to attach to the buoy and not too busy. Did some snorkelling but not as great as we expected.

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Thank louise g
Jacksonville, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

This is a part of the Florida Keys Nature Preserve. It is a beautiful section of reef to which dive trips and snorkeling trips go. We spent over an hour snorkeling and fish watching as well as admiring the beauty of this natural reef.

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Thank Greg F
Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to snorkel! Shallow water- I am not an experienced snorkel er and I could have spent the day here! Crystal clear water- will be back as soon as I can talk my brother into another fishing trip to the keys!

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Was recommended this spot by our Boat rental center, Capt Hooks. They navigated us straight to it. We visited during Tropical Storm Collin so the one day we were able to snorkel - this stop made up for the other days. Lots of fish, schools of fish actually, lots of boueys to tie up to. Only about five miles out... More 

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Thank Lane W
Treasure Island, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

Great reef with good structure. Say the locally named Nessie the nurse shark. Captain Hook snorkel boat was a good way to go.

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Xenia, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

Beautiful. Stake is shallower than the doughnut (maybe 15-20' vs 20-25'). Still doable as a snorkeler if you dive down. I'd say both sites are not worth spending the extra to dive at since they are shallow, but there were divers and snorkelers in the group.

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Thank Kristi B
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Coffins Patch is a marine sanctuary and the fish know it. Lots of fish and turtles! Got to cruise with a turtle and he could have cared less, it was awesome. Beautiful little reef. Not as dramatic as Sombrero but a great little dive.

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