Key Largo Snorkel and Scuba Diving
Like many of the Florida Keys, Key Largo has some of the best diving in the world. Shipwrecks, coral reefs, and an abundance of marine wildlife make diving an excellent activity for individuals and groups alike, of all ages and experiences.
Off Key Largo, your group has the option of diving John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, home to one of only two coral reef formations in the continental United States. Here, you can explore the extensive 70 nautical square miles of reef, marine life, and see the highly popular and beautiful Christ of the Abyss statue, the twin of which sits in the Mediterranean Sea.
Key Largo is renowned for shallow water sites and shipwrecks, perfect for snorkeling as well as trained scuba diving. Molasses Reef is one such exciting destination and arguably one of the most beautiful reefs in Florida, though you can also tour USS Spiegel Grove, a 510-foot artificial reef on a sunken ship. To see wildlife, Snapper Ledge, Minnow Cave, and Pickles Reef offer an abundance of spiny lobster, yellowtail snapper, and minnows among the reefs. Deep wrecks offer a bit of challenge to more experienced divers such as the U.S. Coast Guard cutter Duane and the USCG Bibb, two boats purposefully sunk in 1987 to form artificial reefs which go as deep as 130 feet.
There are several dive centers, outfitters, and tour companies that offer guided excursions for groups of all levels of diving experience. Visit and you'll understand why Key Largo was named "dive capital of the world"!