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Diving at the dive sites at Key West National Marine Sanctuary and Dry Tortugas

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This remote location includes the dive sites of those of Western Key West dive sites, Dry Tortugas and the other uninhabited Keys such as the famous Marquesas Key. It are the dive sites within the Key West National Wildlife Refuge with the exception of some easily reached diving sites from Key West. The dives can be shore dives, long boat dives but they are best accessible by live aboard or multiple day tours. Being so remote they tend to have few visitors and are without doubt the best and healthiest coral reefs in the Keys.

Other interesting sights around this area are Fort Jefferson. This former prison and strategic building is now fully accessible for tourists. There are some nice museums around the island and experiencing life at such a small island is great. Main reason to go here is for the secluded white beaches, diving, wildlife and all the different boat tours you can book. An extra Research Natural Area (RNA), which is totally off limit for tourists, keeps track of the progress and decay of many of the endangered species. The warm crystal clear water is extremely clean with numerous brilliantly coloured inhabitant marine fish.

Several famous well known dive sites in this area are the Windjammer Avanti and Texas Rock inside Dry Tortugas National Park, but also sites outside the park are known such as Ten Fathom Bar and Alexander's Wreck. Enjoy these hard to reach tropical waters with abundant marine life as you will be diving at some of the top dive sites in the Florida Keys.

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