In the Florida Keys, divers can choose from a variety of dive locations to
explore. We offer wreck diving, night diving, reef diving, shallow and deep
dives, beginner and advanced - making every diver a 'Grateful Diver'. If you
have always wanted to learn to scuba dive, the Florida Keys offer many Padi,
SSI and Naui dive facilities equipped to train you from Beginner classes to
Instructor courses. The Florida Keys is an excellent place to get your
certification in diving.
Most dive shops also have snorkeling trips to the reefs and dive equipment /
gear to rent.
Upper Keys Diving
Key Largo, the 'Dive Capital of the World', has some of the best dive sites in
the Florida Keys. Several of the dive sites are located inside John Pennekamp
State Park. Sting rays, manta rays, spotted eagle rays, eels, turtles, nurse
sharks, reef sharks, crabs, lobsters, huge grouper and tarpon, and tropical
fish are what divers and snorkelers should expect to find on their dive.
Middle Keys Diving
There are some fifty dive sites around Marathon. The waters around Marathon
have several artificial reefs as well as coral reefs ranging in depth from 25 feet
for beginners and snorklers to 200 feet for the advanced or technical divers.
Hard bottom areas support sponges, hard and soft corals, lobsters and lots of
tropical fish. Sandy bottom areas and grass beds are home to shrimp, crabs,
small fish, anemone and conch. But please do not disturb the conch - it is
illegal! Deep down divers care......
Diving in Key West
There are about 50 sites to dive around Key West. The sites range in depths
from 20 to 120 feet. Visibility usually is around 50-80 feet and summer water
temperatures in the mid 80's, winter temps around 70.
Sambo's Reefs, the outer Reef and Ten Fathom Ledge are a few of the most
popular dive locations. Sambo reefs (Eastern, Middle and Western) are on
the main reef line which is Southeast of Key West. A drop-off of 60-90 feet
with steep ledges is at the edge of the reef. The Outer Reef and Ten Fathom
Ledge are about a mile past the main reef line. Patch reefs may be a mile of
two in length and have many hard and soft corals and sponges. In the
shallow waters, parrotfish, butterfly fish, angelfish, stingrays, eels, nurse
sharks and turtles are common. The wall at the deeper end of the Ten
Fathom Ledge drops from 60 to 120 feet.
You'll find jewfish, moral eels, yellowtail, grunts, wrasse and barracuda at the
wreck dive sites.
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Scuba divers and snorkelers can choose from
a variety of Florida Keys dive sites for scuba
diving and snorkeling. We offer wreck diving,
reef diving, night diving, beginner and
advanced diving. Florida Keys Snorkeling is
always an adventure!
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