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Explore some of Florida's coral reefs..due to a combination of warm waters, nutrients from the Gulf Stream and the fact that there is little or no polution in these waters, the reefs and the sealife that inhabit them have flourished...if you love the sea you must visit the reefs....whether you go diving or take a boat!

The sanctuary attracts divers of all levels from around the world as its beauty is unsurpassed. This, the shallowest reef on the third of South Florida's three reef systems, starts at only 40 ft with an angled drop-off to 58 ft. With a moderate current you will see much sealife including moray eels, rays, turtles and an array of tropical fish. This is a magnificent dive for amateur and expert alike.

Alligator Reef named after the wreck of the Alligator, a nineteenth century ship, is located near Islamorada, Florida. The wreck is an archaeological site, replete with timbers, ballast stones. You will find the reef by locating the Alligator Reef Lighthouse, built in 1873. Alligator's waters are known for great barracudas, lobster holes, as well as damselfish, puffer fish and yellow stingrays, and of course elkhorn coral.

The ancient mariner is part of the reef rejuvination program taking place in parts of South Florida. This project hopes to create a diver-safe, living underwater ecosystem. Cutter found its final resting place in June of 1991. Depths on this wreck range from 45 to 72 ft., and there are three other wrecks in the area. The wreckage has become home to barracuda, jacks and other tropical and schooling fish.

Fink's Grouper Hole is the famous shark dive capital of Florida. Diving here , you are guaranteed an encounter with nurse sharks. There are other sharks to see at this wonderful reef and the sealife is abundant. Ideal for divers of all levels, if you are a beginner and a bit of a thrill seeker this dive is a must.

Looe Key is located in the lower sweep of the Keys, and was named after a famous naval wreck. The key earned its name after the British frigate H.M.S. Looe sunk there in 1744, leaving ballast stones that exquisitely haunt the area, this is now a National Maritime Sanctuary. The reef and its shallow waters are abundant with beautiful seagrass beds and sand flats. Reef life is abundant and includes barracudas, spiny lobsters, crabs.

Pompano drop-off is the perfect spot for diving or snorkeling, this popular Florida location is well known for its fantastic marine life. The current here is minimal making this an ideal diving spot for beginners. An added bonus for all who dive here is the copenhagen wreck with its swarms of resident fish, this wreck has been an inhabitant of these tranquil waters since it ran aground in May 1899.

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