292-Scuba Dives and Beaches of the Florida Keys
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The 120-mile Florida Keys island chain is a paradise with inviting blue waters, rich marine life, notable historic sites, fascinating coral reef, and a charm that beckons to divers, snorkelers, swimmers and seafarers alike. Incredible beaches and dive spots offer explorers and adventure seekers amazing opportunities to experience Florida Keys crystal, clear waters and underwater sea spectacles.
Top Scuba Diving Spots
In the Lower Keys, Big Pine Key is a great, relaxed spot for diving excursions. In nearby Looe Key, the site of the freighter Adolphus Busch ship-wreck, entirely covered in coral and dating back to the mid-16th century, makes for a spectacular underwater exploration opportunity. The 210’ freighter is located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Key Largo's John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park is home to the incredible Christ of the Abyss sculpture, which sits at roughly 25 feet deep, with generally great visibility is an incredible spot for scuba divers. Additionally, in the waters of Key Largo, divers can find the USCG Duane, a 327-foot former Coast Guard cutter resting at 120 feet, as well as the colorful, classic Molasses Reef at 100 feet, boasting a variety of fish and numerous boulder corals.
Near Islamorada, divers can explore The Eagle, a Dutch freighter sitting 110 feet underwater, where nurse sharks, silversides and grunts can be observed. Out on the barrier reef is Alligator Reef, located around and under a towering 136-foot tall lighthouse within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Calusa Beach at Bahia Honda State Park, on the Gulf side of Big Pine Key is a great swimming beach for family fun. Its shallow, blue-green waters are protected from Atlantic Ocean winds, and it has a sheltered picnic area with grills, while the park’s Sand and Sea Nature Center showcases exhibits on native plants and animals.
Anglers interested in catching snapper, cobia, wahoo, sergeant majors, yellowtail snapper and bar jacks can venture to the salt waters of Key Colony Beach. It is also a great spot for competitive angling, hosting several fishing tournaments throughout the year.
The Long Key State Park in Long Key has spectacular campsites that can make every camper’s dream, with more than three-dozen tents and RV sites. The park’s wildlife makes for delightful sightseeing adventure, with egrets, herons, ibis, loggerhead and green sea turtles in habitats supported by the park.
Mentioned are only a few of the notable scuba diving sites and beautiful beaches of the Florida Keys. Let this beautiful map be your guide.
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