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United States flag Directory of 27 Scuba Diving Businesses in Key Largo, United States




27 Dive Shops

Part 3: Dive Shops, Airports & Logistics of Diving in Key Largo, (United States)

The Florida Keys are an easy drive in a rental car from Miami International Airport or Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport. The drive through the Everglades and along U.S. Route 1, the Overseas Highway, is stunning.

The Florida Keys are affectionately known as The Islands You Can Drive To, an appellation that speaks to the obvious fact that the main islands are connected to the Florida mainland by a system of roadway and bridges known as the Overseas Highway. Historically the highway, also known as U.S. #1, evolved from the old railroad bed of Henry Flagler's "Railroad That Went to Sea". The Key West Extension of the Florida East Coast Railway connected 30 of the 200 islands that comprise the Keys, operating for 23 years until a horrendous hurricane in 1935 wiped it out. The railroad was never rebuilt, but by 1938 the bridges and embankments were critical components of the new highway and the era of automobile tourism to the Florida Keys was launched.

Seven Mile Bridge connecting the Middle and Lower keys

the Keys are situated just 70 miles to the north of the Tropic of Cancer, the line of demarcation for the "tropics". This southerly setting provides temperatures ranging from 80 to 90 degrees in the summer, and an average of 72 to 84 degrees during the winter

The Gulf Stream is a massive offshore current that brings warm and clear water past the Keys from the Caribbean and the Bahamas. The prevailing onshore wind helps keep the air temperatures consistently balmy, and the cleansing current of the Gulf Stream helps maintain the crystalline water clarity for which the Keys are famous.

1950s, when too much spearfishing and coral collection began threatening the wondrous coral reef off Key Largo, John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park was created to preserve this amazing resource. Then in 1975, the area of protection was enhanced with the creation of the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary. By 1981 one of jewels of the Lower Keys reef tract was protected under the Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary legislation, and then in 1990 the entire Florida Keys, including 2,600 square nautical miles of ocean, was established as a marine preserve under the direction of the Florida keys National Marine Sanctuary.

The dive shops of Key Largo and all along the Florida Keys are required by law to employ U.S. Coast Guard certified captains. Most of the boat trips navigate out between the many obstacles to the four to six mile offshore reef and wreck sites. Dive shops are very competitive in the Key Largo area and most shops offer all levels of dive instruction and certification programs. Many also offer the crash course "resort courses" that prepares new or amateur divers for basic shallow dives along side a trained diver. For those who are not comfortable or inerested in scuba diving, the snorkeling opportunities are everywhere and some choose to go along on the day trips and simply snorkel around the boat while others dive. The many beaches of the keys also offer good snorkeling and there is always shopping and lounging while loved ones dive.




Read "Part 1: Overview of Scuba Diving in Key Largo, (United States)

Read "Part 2: Dive Sites, Marine Life & Environment in Key Largo, (United States)

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