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Florida Keys Diving

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Scuba diving in Florida Keys

Florida keys is a chain of coral reef islands. It is considered the diving capital of the world. The islands were known as pirates and sunken treasures home, but the real treasure is what Florida Keys dive sites offers. It is home to the only living coral reef in the in North America. The variety of Florida Keys dive sites suits all levels of expertise. Most of dive sites are minutes away from the shore. Florida Keys’ marine life is rich with abundant of fish, from impressive schools of blue-striped grunts to toothy green moray eels and many more.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Florida Keys dive centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Average annual temperature: 27°C (80 ° F)
Average Water surface temperature: 24° C (75° F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 30 feet to 50 feet (9 Meters to 16 Meters)
Coldest time: January - December
Warmest time: July - August
Possible to dive all year round.

Florida Keys is a divers favorite destination, for its dive sites and marine life variety. Wreck diving has become popular in the recent years and Florida Keys is famous for both artificial and historical wrecks. Florida Keys wrecks are home to several kinds of corals, sponges and many kinds of marine life and dozens of wrecks are waiting for you to explore. Shallow and deep reefs attract visitors with their intricate coral formations.

Florida keys most famous islands are Islamorada, Key Largo, Key West and Marathon. Each of these islands offers different a adventure for you.

Islamorada is actually consist of four islands Plantation Key, Windley Key, Upper and Lower Matecumbe keys, and Long Key. Diving in Islamorada offers both reef and wreck diving. Many dive sites are great for snorkeling and shallow dives. Reefs in this area are home to various kinds of tropical aqua life. Reefs are covered with coral heads in beautiful colors, schools of French grunt and goatfish inhabits the area. And it is likely to have the opportunity of swimming with dolphins and stingrays and a more unusual recreational activity.

Key Largo is the northern island of the Florida Keys island chain. It is home to the world’s largest artificial reef; the 510 foot USS Spiegel Grove. It’s also known for its shallow reefs and deep wrecks. Scuba divers of all ages and skill levels will enjoy exploring the best coral reefs and wreck diving found in the world. Key Largo represents most of the reef species with the most beautiful and brightest colors, this is why it is considered the paradise for underwater photographers and they are waiting for you to enjoy.

Key West is located in the Florida strait, only 90 miles from Cuba. The clear azure waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico offer unequaled diving opportunity. You are going to spend wonderful time exploring the beauty of the dive sites for it have the only living coral reef in the U.S. Most of the reefs are minutes away from shore along the south side of the island in the Key West Marine Park.

Lower Keys has the finest tropical weather and is also famous for having the loveliest and most prolific reefs in the Keys. Key West is the least developed island and the most natural one. Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary is one of Key West's prime diving destinations. It is home to variety of both coral structure and marine life.

Marathon, also called The Heart of the Keys, is located in the middle of the Florida Keys island chain which making it the perfect vacation destination for excursions both north and south. It offers a diversity of dive sites, wrecks (both modern and historic), coral reefs, and drops are only minutes away from shore. Marathon dive sites are suitable for all levels.

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