112 Dive Sites
Part 2: Dive Sites, Marine Life & Environment in Key Largo, (United States)
The famous Christ of the Abyss is very close to shore off Key Largo.
The famous bronze statue of Jesus rests in just 25 feet of water.
Shallow, clear 80 degree F temperature waters spread out for miles
surrounding the 100 plus mile string of islands making up the Florida
Keys. The area is rich in sea life and reef. It is a common sight to see
dolphin, manatee and countless bird species along the waterways.
Fishing is popular from the many piers and trophy deep sea fishing
expeditions eagerly compete for customers.
giant schools of grunt and the common mutton snapper
The fish population is both diverse and plentiful. For an underwater
photographer, the fact that these fish are used to divers and tolerate a
close approach is another tremendous advantage.
Historic shipwrecks and intentional sinks offer artificial reefs, great places for wildlife and scuba diving. The shallow reefs off the keys have been the downfall of many a sailor. The intentional sinking of the U.S. Coast Guard cutters Bibb and Duane off Key Largo offer great dives...
The 510-foot Spiegel Grove was sunk off Key Largo in May of 2002 at a
cost of more than $1.25 million and 8 years of hard work by the local
Read "Part 1: Overview of Scuba Diving in Key Largo, (United States)"
Read "Part 3: Dive Shops, Airports & Logistics of Diving in Key Largo, (United States)"