Florida Keys Dive Sites

Key Largo Dive and Snorkel Sites

Sail Fish Scuba Dive Shop – Florida Keys

Key Largo is the diving capital of the World. Sail Fish Scuba in the Upper Florida Keys is the most centrally located dive shop with the best access to over 60 marked dive/snorkel sites. Plus we are always searching for new, deeper reef sites and possible wreck sites.

Just a few of the dive sites we visit in the Florida Keys are listed below. We continue to explore, map and research new sites via our very own Key Largo Diving Club.

We visit all dive sites from North of Elbow Reef, off Key Largo mile marker 107, the entire way down to Snapper Reef off Tavernier Key mile marker 90 ~ which is more than any other dive shop in the Florida Keys.

At Sail Fish Scuba, our first booking on any giving trip, of any given day gets to pick 1 of the 2 sites (weather permitting) that our tour will go to for that trip! Yep, we love your opinion that much! So if you want to have some say in where you will be diving each day, give our shop a call plenty in advance of your dive vacation to the Fl. Keys and let us know what all you would like to dive!

Our sites range from shallow (Macro Photography Dream Sites) snorkeling sites with max depth 15 feet deep filled with Corals, reef fish, Nudibranchs, Pelagic Tunicates, Sand Dollars, Sea Anemones, Shrimps, Flatworms, Sea Slugs, and much more ~ To the deepest of the shipwrecks in the Florida Keys, The Bibb with max depth 138 feet deep.

Shipwreck Dive Sites

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Stories go, that years ago cement was being shipped in old pickle barrels on a barge that accidentally ran aground on the reef where this old shipwreck & cement barrels still lay to this day.

Wellwood Wreck and Restoration Area Reef is the most Northern corner of the World famous Molasses Barrier Reef system in Key Largo, Florida Keys.

Anchor Chain Reef dive and snorkel site in Key Largo, Florida Keys is part of the Elbow Reef barrier reef system of North America.

Florida Keys Coral Reefs

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Wall Diving in Key Largo is not done by many dive shops, but we love the wall dive in front of the Benwood shipwreck. It is thriving coral covered and a thrilling site to explore.

Hamburger shaped corals can be found at this reef. Bun on top and bottom and the center looks just like a ground burger with lettuce sticking out, no joke!

North Dry Rocks Reef is a small patch reef site just North of the Key Largo Dry Rocks Reef, which is home to the famous Christ of the Abyss statue. North Dry Rocks Reef is also known as Minnow Caves. It got this nick name Minnow Caves due to the cavernous coral cave at the one end of the patch reef.

One of the most popular sites in Key Largo, located in John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park in the reef named Key Largo Dry Rocks. Max depth 32 feet. Great location for all levels of divers and snorkelers alike. Amazing corals and lots of schools of fish!

This patch reef lies just North of the famous Key Largo Dry Rocks, home to the Christ of the Abyss site. Horseshoe Reef has an amazing patch of Elkhorn coral and to the west is a mysterious huge anchor ( if you can find it ). Amazing site for divers & snorkelers alike. Max depth 26 feet. If you know where to find them, there are 2 different swim-throughs. Tons of fish at this site, great location to complete your Fish ID specialty – check out our instruction page for this wonderful class taught at an amazingly low price!

Coral Reef Dive Sites

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If you want to get your heart pumping being surrounded by more great barracuda than you could possibly count, then request this dive/snorkel site when booking your next tour with us. Request to pair this site with Banana Reef & you will have a 2 location match you’ll talk about and show your disc of the days photos from for years to come! Max depth for this dive is only 22 feet deep, and right under the boat and around the base of the mooring is a sea-grass bed with a max depth of only about 10 feet and this is where these huge fish love to hang out everyday of the year!

On the backside of Key Largo Dry Rocks reef is a beautiful shallow reef site called Anemone Garden, and you quickly see why it gets its name. The boulder reef is covered in colorful anemones.

Key Largo diving offers many unique sites, but none as cool as the FORD Model T car! Very few know even where this site is, much less how to find this cool old car sitting at the bottom of the ocean is 21 feet deep water, except our Owner Jen Kerr.

Little Grecian Reef snorkel/dive site is just a little ways off the main Grecian Rocks Reef line. This patch does not have a mooring ball, so prudent anchoring needs come into play when visiting this site.

On the East side of the Main Grecian Rocks Reef line, is 1 single mooring ball. This is Grecian Proper. Frequently see southern stingrays and nurse sharks at this site.

This site we discovered recently is So Beautiful & the Elkhorn corals did not get any damage from Hurricane Irma at all! Sand Island Reef got its name because (so folklore claims) back before Hurricane Donna 1960, there was actually 1 lone Coconut Tree growing on a tiny sandy island at this very location.

Sand Bottom Caves at French Reef is not actually cave diving, it’s just cavernous swim through areas under the living coral reef. French Reef has many mooring ball sites, and the favorite of everyone is Sand Bottom Caves. This site gets its name from the numerous areas where the living coral reef is washed out under the bottom allowing divers to explore the cave like areas.

Molasses Reef Dive Sites

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Molasses Reef

Hole In The Wall Reef is a site at Molasses Reef that has exactly what it’s name says, A large Hole In The Reef Wall that is big enough for any scuba diver to swim thru. We love taking your photo as you are swimming through, and it makes a nice pic to get all your social media friends super jealous!

Winch Hole dive site at Key Largo’s Molasses barrier reef is home to a huge winch over 10 feet long laying in a sandy spot with a depth of 32 feet deep.

Wellwood Wreckage Area Molasses Reef is the shallower North West End of the World Famous Molasses Reef. It is named this due to the M/V Wellwood a 400 foot long freighter who ran aground here in 1984.

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If you call between 12 – 48 hours before your scheduled tour to cancel, you forfeit your payment collected. Any cancellations more than 48 hours before scheduled check-in time will have payments refunded.

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