Molasses Reef 1


Arguably one of the most popular dive spots in Key Largo, Molasses Reef is easy to find, with a 45ft light tower marking it’s location. This spur-and-groove reef system is large, and has an average depth of 35ft, which gives divers ample bottom time to explore. Because of its depth and size, Molasses is a popular site for night dives. Since the visibility is so great, snorkeling is also popular here, and mooring buoys are prevalent. A windlass (a device for raising or hauling) can be found adjacent to the light tower, the only remains of the so-called Winch Wreck. Keep your eyes peeled for star coral and sharks!

Type
Reef

Skill Level
Snorkeling, Open Water

Average Depth
15ft (5m)

Max Depth
45ft (14m)

Snorkeling
Yes

Dangers
Boat Traffic

Latitude
25.00965000

Longitude
-80.37451700

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About Boone

Jason Boone created Dive Documentaries to inspire viewers to care about the Florida Keys underwater world through education, exploration and storytelling. He has a BA in Television Production and an MA in Digital Journalism and Design, and a passion for short-form documentary filmmaking. His work has been featured on National Geographic, Discovery, Current TV and Yahoo!.


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