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Molasses Reef

#5 of 72 things to do in Key Largo Features Animals
Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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SO many fish!

Beautiful! Great place for beginners and divers just wishing to chill and watch the abundant fish... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Glass Bottom Boat Ride

Molasses Reef was where we went on our Glass Bottom Boat tour. It was very cool alot of fish and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Two ships deliberately sunk in 1987 to provide artificial reefs for experienced divers.
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Key Largo, FL
+1 305-451-6322
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Reviewed yesterday

Beautiful! Great place for beginners and divers just wishing to chill and watch the abundant fish :)

Thank SheriLukas
Reviewed 2 days ago

Molasses Reef was where we went on our Glass Bottom Boat tour. It was very cool alot of fish and coral...Very nice trip and glad we did it.

Thank bigk1161
Reviewed 2 days ago

The last time I was there it was a really bad day. 3 people with their heads over the side of the boat. 4 to 5 foot waves. The first boat out in days but yet still good viz Not a deep dive at all...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went all over this large reef while we were down in 2015. Loaded with fish and a great ocean/reef environment.

Thank Clint S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Having dove all over the world, I was a bit disappointed here. The coral isn't in good health and not as much sea life as you see in the Caribbean or South Pacific.

Thank Joyanne S
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, you have to view everything from a certain perspective. From Florida standards, Molasses Reef is one of the easiest, prettiest and most visited reefs; however, if you have visited tip-noth reefs in places like Belize or Australia, you might not be as impressed. Located...More

3  Thank angie1966d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful reef system. Easy access. No need to scuba to enjoy this place, though it's nice to dive it. 20ft+/- deep. Loooong bottom times.

Thank Andrew D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a beautiful piece of nature. We had such amazing views of fish and coral. Not crowded and peaceful place to snorkel.

Thank Alisa D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The recent diving was surprising. The visibility was over 100 feet! And multiple encounters with real sharks are a testimonial to the health and diversity of the area. And 80 degrees I just wear a dive skin - awesome.

Thank Bgougler
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

It was a great place to snorkel, even better than key west. The guides from Amy's dive shop were excellent

Thank Daniel J
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Angie, Where are the pictures?
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.
Recommendations for snorkel only boat tour out of key largo
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
Can we go and snorkel with our kids of 6 and 8 years old?
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