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Diving at one of the top diving locations in the world; Molasses Reef is one of the best known reefs in the Keys.

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Molasses Reef is by far the most crowded and best known dive location in the Key Largo area and maybe even in the world. There are over thirty different dive sites all marked by buoys designated with the letter 'M', nowadays counting from M1 up to M33. Molasses Reef is located six miles southeast of Key Largo at the southern-most border of the National Park Sanctuary and Pennekamp Park. It contains an area the size of fifteen football fields and its name is probably coming from a barge full of molasses that sank here years ago.

There is a small Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA) and a 45-foot high steel light tower marking the save reef edges for ships. The diversity in flora and fauna compared with its countless ledges and coral bommies make it one of the most photographed coral reefs in the world. With this many different dive sites it is not hard to find a spot of your liking. Also night dives have become popular with regular sightings of spiny lobster, long legged spider-crabs and octopuses. The only drawback of Molasses Reef is the large crowds of tourists coming from daytrips and diving boats. Whether you are interested in some small caves, some Spanish history or the remains of an old unidentified shipwreck, you can all find it here.

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- BlueWater Divers of Key Largo, 99701 Overseas Highway, Key Largo

BlueWater Divers of Key Largo

BlueWater Divers of Key Largo
(305) 453-9600
 99701 Overseas Highway
Key Largo

We specialize in taking Divers and Snorkelers to the incredible 3rd largest great barrier reef in the world. Let us show you the beauty of Key Largo thats just off the coast. Locations include sites to John Pennekemp State Park and the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

BlueWater Diver is a U.S. Coast Guard inspected thirty foot custom dive vessel. She's fast, comfortable, and never crowded! While U.S. Coast Guard certified for 15 passengers, open seating is limited to ten divers per two location trip. Her flush deck, open transom, and sturdy boarding ladder were designed with diving in mind. We offer bottled water, fruit drinks, fresh fruit and a fresh water rinse shower on board for your convenience. We have a storage locker on site for you to stow your gear overnight and we will have all your gear set up for you upon your next dive trip. If you are tired of overcrowding, look no further and join us for a fabulous day on the water in the Florida Keys.
- Scuba-Fun, 99850 Overseas Highway, Key Largo


Scuba-Fun Key Largo
(305) 394-5046
(305) 451-1935
 99850 Overseas Highway
Key Largo

We are a very personal dive center with great service. Dive the beautiful reefs of Pennekamp State Park and the cool wrecks with us!

Take the full range of PADI instruction with us, or just do some great diving. We offer packages, hotel and resort booking, and we also book lots of topside adventures for you!

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