In the Florida Keys, divers and snorkelers can choose from a variety of dive locations for scuba diving and snorkeling. We offer wreck diving, night diving, reef diving, beginner and advanced diving
Diving in the Florida Keys
Florida Keys scuba diving & snorkeling excursions will take you out to the Florida Keys reef system for world class diving
and snorkeling in the mostly crystal clear and calm turquoise blue waters. Florida Keys dive sites have hundreds of
different kinds of tropical fish along with the colorful hard and soft corals and other reef creatures. Diving in the Florida Keys
and snorkeling in the Florida Keys are two of the most popular things to do.
If you have always wanted to learn to dive, get your Padi, SSI or Naui certification in the Keys! We have many dive shops
with facilities, dive instructors and divemasters ready and equipped to train you from Beginner classes to Instructor courses.
Getting your certification in diving in the Florida Keys is perfect because many Keys dive sites are shallow so they're ideal
for beginner diving.
If you need to rent dive equipment, you won't have any trouble finding a dive shop to rent good, quality dive gear. Don't want
to dive but want to see the reef or go with someone that's diving? Most Florida Keys dive shops offer snorkeling trips to the
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 snorklers should expect to find on
Middle Keys Diving
There are some fifty dive sites around Marathon unfortunately, not all with mooring buoys. 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......
Snorkeling in the Florida Keys
More and more visitors are discovering that there is another category of diving that merits mention. That is, skin diving or
snorkeling as its known today.
Snorkeling has been called the family sport of the 90's and snorkel gear is being sold everywhere. They say "If you can
swim you can snorkel". If you've never been snorkeling before, with some basic instruction you can soon be in the water
observing the Florida Keys tropical fish and colorful, living coral and other reef creatures that help make up the underwater
world of John Pennekamp State Underwater Park, Looe Key and countless other places up and down the Florida Keys.
Most of the dive shops in the Florida Keys offer snorkeling on their boats but they are primarily geared for the certified scuba
diver. Those boats may go to the deeper areas of the reefs. However several shops and boats do offer snorkel only tours
and these trips are geared for skin divers and go to the more shallow areas of the reefs. On these tours you may find
parents who have been scuba diving for years introducing their young children to the wonders of the sea. In the process
they re-discover what got them interested in diving in the first place. The thrill and freedom of floating over a living coral
garden with only mask, fins, snorkel and safety vest is hard to top!
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