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Molasses Reef - Key Largo FL

Molasses Reef is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Key Largo, FL. This dive site has an average rating of 4.15 out of 5 from 151 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 41-50ft/12-15m.

A very popular site near Key Largo. Often there area many boats there from different dive operations.

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joe_bird - 1/19/2021 9:05 PM
I went scuba diving here on 1/17/2021. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
joe_bird - 1/19/2021 8:55 PM
I went scuba diving here on 1/15/2021. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
WetShepherd - 9/09/2020 10:43 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/9/2020.
Two dives here today. Water temp was 86 F. Saw barracuda, nurse shark, sea turles, lobster. Current was a little strong, but excellent dives.
oceanbound - 8/28/2019 11:17 PM
Rating Added: 5
beautiful coral
TheGraveyardDiver - 3/12/2019 10:08 PM
Rating Added: 5
EAustin494 - 4/01/2018 6:12 PM
Rating Added: 5
This was a great dive. It was an easy 70’ Viz tons of fish and big healthy coral. I can’t wait to go back.
sdweller - 11/28/2017 2:37 PM
Water temp right now is still 80 degrees at the surface. Last 2 winters it hardly got below 75 degrees...good for divers but probably not good for the corals.
sdweller - 11/28/2017 2:36 PM
Here’s a short page on Molasses Reef. It’s our most popular dive spot for our customers on our charters, for good reason. I know of no other site in Key Largo or any of the Keys that has more marine life. It took some damage from irma, but is recovering well so far.
BamBam74 - 9/04/2017 5:44 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/7/2017. Average viz: 91-100ft/28-30m. Water temp: Over 85°F/29°C.
BamBam74 - 9/04/2017 5:30 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/6/2017. Average viz: 91-100ft/28-30m. Water temp: Over 85°F/29°C.
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BamBam74 - 9/04/2017 5:25 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/5/2017. Average viz: 91-100ft/28-30m. Water temp: Over 85°F/29°C.
Reef Dive, Photos, Fish, Coral
divercharles - 6/30/2017 4:44 PM
Rating Added: 4
A wonderful site! A nice place for any diver, beginner or experienced.
fletch944t - 5/29/2017 8:13 AM
Rating Added: 5
A lot of stuff to see at Molasses Reef. And, I didn’t get to see much of the reef at all.

I need to go back when I can dive the reef more extensively. Not a great day of diving for me. There was a very strong surge that day, and I ended up getting sick. Honestly, I may have been sick when I went on the trip.

Every diver should dive at least a portion of Molasses Reef.
Seeteufel - 4/04/2017 9:25 PM
Rating Added: 3
3/27/17. 40’ vis, lots of marine life
LarryMill - 2/16/2017 4:55 PM
Rating Added: 5
It is a great place for all types of divers.
armaniballesteros - 12/18/2016 7:38 PM
’m planning a trip to florida, during the month of January 2017. Could someone provide me information and also I need a dive buddy.
todd999 - 8/16/2016 11:51 AM
Rating Added: 3
nice reef dive.
joe_bird - 8/10/2016 12:48 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/10/2016. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
joediver60 - 7/22/2016 5:03 PM
Dive there every time I visit the keys, always plenty to see. Last year spotted a reef shark, just passing thru.
Lacolombiana - 7/22/2016 12:13 AM
Rating Added: 5
I love diving at Molasses Reef! There is so much to see there. The last time I went, we saw barracuda, some sea turtles, nurse sharks, and even some tarpon! I can’t wait to go back!