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273 Dive Sites

Part 2: Dive Sites, Marine Life & Environment in Florida Keys, (United States)

The most famous and most popular dive site in the Florida Keys is Christ of the Abyss off Key Largo just east of John Pennekamp State Park. The hands of the bronze statue of Jesus raise just 11 feet under the water's surface. The statue is circled by reef and close to the dive sites known as Dry Rocks, Grecian Rocks and The Elbow. This area is a perfect place for beginner divers and snorkelers. The water ranges from 5-120 feet deep, averaging about 30 feet deep. The statue is a popular site for underwater weddings and funerals. People commonly scatter ashes at the statue and some businesses even offer the service to those who would rather not do the scattering their selves.

The area around the statue is very popular and can be crowded, but the spectacle is worth braving the crowd. The area is home to many fish and mammals. Manatees and dolphins frequent the area and are used to the crowds of snorkelers and divers. The area is famous for the abundance of reef fish such as the beautiful Queen and French Angelfish, hogfish and the tiny but tough little darting damselfish. Since the inland key of Key Largo is so large the waters offshore are more calm offering better visibility than offshore the smaller keys where the gulf stream disturbs the waters creating stronger currents and more turbulent, cloudier waters. The schools of fish and the reef fish enjoy the protection the big key and it shows in their abundance. The fish density and diversity off this part of Florida is known to be higher and more spectacular than most of the Caribbean.

For the more adventurous and advanced divers there are countless wreck dives along the keys. Before the lighthouses and modern navigation technology, the Florida Keys were infamous for wrecking ships. The top job in Key West during most of the 1800's was wreck salvaging. Between 1848 and 1859 it is reported that 618 ships were wrecked along the Florida Keys coast. The Wreck Trek Diver Challenge is an ongoing diving activity that dozens of dive shops in Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon and Key West are participating in through 2014. Participating dive shops offer passage to the wrecks and provide a copy of the 'Official Florida Keys Wreck Trek' logbook. The challenge highlights nine of the Keys' many wreck dive sites: Spiegel Grove, USCG Duane, USCG Bibb, Wreck of the Eagle, Thunderbolt, Adolphus Busch Sr., Cayman Salvager, Joe's Tug and the Vandenberg.

The most popular and famous wreck dive in the keys is the USS Vandenberg, about six miles off the coast of Key West. The 522 foot Navy transport ship was intentionally sunk off the coast of Key West on 2009. The ship is the second-largest artificial reef in the world, after the aircraft carrier USS Oriskany sank off Florida's panhandle coast in the far north of the state. The USS Vandenberg sits in over 150' of water making exploring the bottom of the wreck too deep for typical open water diving. The most interesting features of the dive, like the huge satellite dishes, are found in less than 100' of water. This dive is not suitable for beginners or for training and certification purposes.

Another popular wreck dive that is suitable for less experienced divers is Mike's Wreck, an unidentified ship haul that is accessible from the dive site Elbow Reef not far from the Christ of the Abyss statue off Key Largo. This wreck is in about 25' of water and a great place for your first wreck dive. There are hundreds of large and small wrecks along the keys, many just recently discovered and countless more still undiscovered.

Read "Part 1: Overview of Scuba Diving in Florida Keys, (United States)"

Read "Part 3: Dive Shops, Airports & Logistics of Diving in Florida Keys, (United States)"

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Dive Sites in Florida Keys, United States

USS Vandenburg

Spiegel Grove

Molasses Reef

Christ of the Abyss

French Reef

KEY WEST GULFSIDE #2 (32ft)

The Benwood Wreck

Grecian Rocks

Key Largo FL

Broken Pole Reef

Coffins Patch

KEY WEST GULFSIDE REEF #5 (32ft)

Key West Marker 32

Nine Foot Stake

Wreck of Joe’s Tug

Emerald Lagoon/Jules Undersea Lodge

Pitters Place

Almirante

Erl King

ALICIA

Doc DeMilly Memorial Reef

Patch Reef 1 off Broad Creek

Cayman Salvager

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

The Christ of the Abyss

Lake Victoria

City of Washington

Looe Key Reef

USCG DUANE

Benwood Wreck

Elbow Reef

Northern Dry Rocks

Carysfort Lighthouse

HMS WINCHESTER

Thiorva Wreck

Pickles Reef

Snapper Ledge

Turtle Reef

Eastern dry rocks

Rock key

Winch Hole

Fire Coral Cave

Spanish Anchor

Alexander’s Wreck

All Alone

Aquanaut

Marquesas Reef Line

Sand key

Smith Shoal

Ten Fathom Bar

Ten Fathom Ledge

The Sambo Reefs

1 Marker Reef / Toppino’s Reef

USS Curb

USS Wilkes Barre

USCG Bibb

Dry Tortugas

Wreck of the Eagle

Wreck of the Cayman Salvager

Aquarius Underwater Ocean Laboratory

Cay Sal Bank

Last Chance reef

Water Cay

Playground

Silversides, Cay Sal Bank

Big Hole

Sistine Chapel

Sugarloaf Cut

Sugarloaf Key Quarry

Alligator Reef

USNS Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg

Pillar Coral Reef

Key Largo, FL

Key Largo, FL

Conch Wall

Davis Reef

Key Largo John Pennekamp

Feeding Creatures

1733 Capitana el Rubi

San Pedro 1733

Infante 1733

MM 39 Quarry Pit

Marathon, FL Sombrero Reef

Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary

Tuna Alley

Mike's Wreck

FAJA DE ORO

Albet (11m)

Albet (3m)

ANDANIA

ANDREW JACKSON

ATLANTICA

Barco Hundido

Cajilone

GERTRUDE

J. SMITH

Las Cahelonas

LYSEFIORD

Military Boat

Miramar- Calle 16

Miramar- Copacavana

PORT ANTONIO

Punta Perdiz

RELIEF 89

S.W. SOMERS

U-176

Caleta 1

Cayo Coco

Espanol

La Corona

La Puntilla

Las Pajuals

MILLINOCKET

NORWALK

BIG WHEEL

ADOLPHUS BUSCH SR (100ft)

ALEXANDER BARGE (95ft)

ALLIGATOR

ALMA DEAN

ALMIRANTE (125ft)

ALVA CHAPMAN REEF (220ft)

AMERICAN SHOAL REEF #1 (40ft)

AMERICAN SHOAL REEF #2 (38ft)

Aquarium, Molasses Reef

Araby Maid Wreck

BAGS

BAHIA HONDA REEF (30ft)

BAHIA HONDA REEF (32ft)

BAJA CALIFORNIA

BELCHER BARGE (120ft)

BENWOOD

BERRY PATCH (150ft)

BIBB (130ft)

BIG PINE KEY SITE (18ft)

BIG PINE REEF (25ft)

BIG PINE REEF (45ft)

BIG PINE REEF (80ft)

Canyons, Molasses Reef

CAPT CRUNCH

CAPTAIN CRUNCH

Captain Grumphy

CATERPILLAR

CAYMAN SALVAGE MASTER (92ft)

CAYMAN SALVAGEMASTER

Conch Reef

COOT

Crocker Reef

Dangerous Rock

Delta Shoal The Barge

DOC DE MILLY (140ft)

DUANE (118ft)

E.J. BULLOCK

Eagle (Eagle Tire Co. Artificial Reef)

EAGLE BOAT

EDWARD LUCKENBACK

EL INFANTE

EL PODER DE DIOS

EMILY BROWN

ERICKSON

ESCAPE MACHINE

F.V. SYLVIA

Fingers, Molasses Reef

Fire Coral Caves, Molasses Reef

FLINTSTONE

GOLOENK

GOODLUCK

Grassy Key Quarry

GULFSTATE

GUNBOR REEF (52ft)

GUNDOR

H.H. CONWAY

Hen and Chickens Reef

Hens Chicken Reef

HERMIS

Hole in the Wall, Molasses Reef

Horse Shoe Quarry

HUGO*S APRIL FOOL (145ft)

ISLAMORADA REEF (110ft)

ISLAMORADA REEF (115ft)

J.A. MOFFET JR.

JET FIGHTERS (80ft)

Joe s tug

John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park

Key Largo Undersee Park

KEY WEST GULFSIDE REEF #1 (32ft)

KEY WEST GULFSIDE REEF #3 (32ft)

KEY WEST GULFSIDE REEF #4 (32ft)

KEY WEST TOURNAMENT REEF (180ft)

KEY WEST TOURNAMENT REEF (205ft)

LAKE CITY

LONG KEY REEF #1 (26ft)

LONG KEY REEF #3 (26ft)

LONG KEY REEF #4 (26ft)

LONG KEY REEF #5 (26ft)

LONG KEY REEF #6 (26ft)

LONG KEY REEF (24ft)

LONG KEY REEF (26ft)

LONG KEY VIADUCT

LONG KEY VIADUCT (20ft)

Looe Key Reef HMS Looe

MANAGUA

MARATHON REEF (115ft)

MARATHON REEF SITE (100ft)

MARIA

MARIE J. THOMPSON

MISS BEVERLY ANNE

MISS SANDRA

NORLINDO

North North Dry Rocks

North Star, Molasses Reef

NORTHERN LIGHT

Park Headquarters reef

PLANTER

ROBIN HOOD

ROCK AWASH

S-16

SAN JOSEY LAS AMINAS

SANTA RITA (245ft)

SANTIAGO DE CUBA

SCOTT MASON-CHAITE (240ft)

SCUFFLER

SEVEN MILE BRIDGE REEF (115ft)

SEVEN MILE BRIDGE REEF (90ft)

Site D Coral Reef

SNDNG

Sombrero Reef

Spanish Anchor, Molasses Reef

SPIEGEL GROVE (135ft)

SPINDRIFT

SPOT JACK

ST. LAURANT III

STARGAZER REEF (13ft)

Strike Zone

STURTEVANT

SWIFTWATER II

The City of Washington Wreck

The Eagle Wreck

The Elbow

THUNDERBOLT (118ft)

Thunderbolt Wreck

Train Wheel Wreck

U-157

U-2513

USS CURB (185ft)

USS EAGLE BOAT

USS FRED T BERRY (DD-858) (350ft)

USS KENDRICK (DD-612) (320ft)

USS S-16SUB(SS-121) (260ft)

USS SAUFLEY (DD-465) (420ft)

USS Vandenberg

VITRIC

Western dry rocks

White Banks Dry Rocks

WILKES BARRE -STERN SECTION (250ft)

WILKES BARRE-BOW SECTION (250ft)

Winch Hole, Molasses Reef

WOLF REEF

YMS 319

YP 331

Aquarius Habitat

Haystack

Cables

Cables

Cables

Shrimp Boat

Shrimp Boat

Shrimp Boat

Shrimp Boat

Shrimp Boat

Shrimp Boat

The Cut

Shrimp Boat

Shrimp Boat