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Dive Center Key Largo, Florida

Diving

The best dive sites in the Keys can be found in Key Largo, as this is where John Pennekamp State Park is located.

Key Largo also has 4 great wrecks to dive on.

Dive boat trips are 2 x daily, one 2-tank morning trip (checkin 8 am) and one 2-tank afternoon trip (checkin 12:30 pm). The dive boats come back in for lunch, so if you want to do 4 dives a day you will have time to grab a sandwich, or just bring a packed lunch. Don't miss a wreck dive on the world-famous Spiegel Grove (~90 feet) and a beautiful reef dive (~30 feet)!

The reefs here are in very good shape (National Sanctuary Park) and mostly shallow (25 to 40 feet), so they are ideal for beginners and all divers that want to enjoy lots of light on the reef and not worry about bottom time or air consumption. We see big nurse sharks, reef sharks, eagle rays, turtles, goliath groupers, barracudas and uncountable varieties of colourful fish here.

The deep wrecks (Spiegel Grove, Duane, Bibb) are at a larger depth (75-100 feet), and they are sensational dive spots, as they have been specially prepared and secured for scuba diving. The Scuba-Fun crew keeps coming back from Spiegel Grove dives with guests who are so fascinated they are speechless…

If you opt for a guide (extra charge), the Scuba-Fun dive groups consist of 5 divers maximum.

The dive sites are all offshore and can only be reached by boat - there is no shore diving.

Diving Dive Sites Dive Schedule (Wrecks, Reefs, Night Dives)

The reef system of the Florida Keys is the third-largest living reef in the world and offers beautiful dive sites and exciting wrecks. From beginner to expert, all scuba lovers will find ideal sites. Key Largo is the best starting point for boat dives on the world famous reefs and wrecks.

The Local reefs and wrecks run parallel to Key Largo and head south to Key West. The National Marine Sanctuary and John Pennekamp State Park provides protection to help keep the reefs and its inhabitants healthy and growing.

Here are some of our dive sites:

FRENCH REEF

Depth Range: Shallow to 100 feet

Experience Level: Novice to Advanced

An exceptionally beautiful site, the ever popular reef is crammed full of caves, canyons, ledges, tunnels and swim-throughs. Glassy sweepers and moray eels are not uncommon around and in these caves. This dive site is also famous for its impressive limestone cliffs. The shallow areas of the reef are covered by beautiful golden brown Elkhorn coral, which reach up to the water's surface. At 30 to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters) old mounds and boulders of brain coral and star coral become more abundant. Yellowtails, grunts, parrotfish, jacks, pork fish, and damselfish are virtually everywhere. Even larger solitary fish such as Snook and Permit are often encountered on this reef.

MOLASSES REEF

Depth Range: Shallow to 40 feet

Experience Level: Novice to Intermediate

Reigns as the world's most popular dive site. The reef comprises a classic spur and groove system which begins near the surface and falls of gradually to a depth of 55 ft, so its great for snorkelers and divers alike.

You can easily spend an entire week checking out this one reef. Visibility tends to be the best here because the gulfstream dips in close to this reef. The population of reef creatures is always changing, and includes frequent visits by many different pelagic species. It’s not uncommon to see nurse sharks, eagle rays, southern stingrays, reef sharks, barracuda, as well as a wide variety of other fish.

THE CHRIST OF THE DEEP STATUE

Depth: 25 feet

Experience Level: Snorkeler or Novice

The Christ Statue was cast in Italy and donated to the Underwater Society of America by Egidi Cressi, an Italian industrialist and diving equipment manufacturer. It is a 9 foot tall bronze duplicate of the Christ of the Abysses statue, which stands in 50 feet of water off Genoa, Italy. Set in a beautiful reef area known for its outstanding brain corals, the figure of Christ stands silhouetted against the blue waters of the ocean, His arms upraised to the surface. We seldomly dive this site, but snorkeling trips are available daily.

THE BENWOOD

Depth Range: 50 feet offshore, 20 feet inshore

Experience Level: Novice to Intermediate

An English built cargo vessel lost in a tragic chain of events in 1942. The Benwood rests on a level expanse of sand. Its fractured stern lies at a depth of 25 feet, while its bow points offshore at a depth of 45 feet. The bow is the most intact feature of the wreck and hull stretches the original length with portions of the outer wall still present. This is a great open wreck with lots of "nooks and crannies" to poke your head in and discover what hides in the dark. Eels, shrimp, lobster, and numerous fish await.

SPIEGEL GROVE

Depth Range: 60-130 feet

Experience Level: Advanced to Expert

This world-famous artificial reef was until recently the biggest wreck in the world sunk especially for divers. The wreck is upright and 510 feet long and 84 feet wide. Most of the openings have been widened and secured with lines, so that advanced divers can easily do a variety of exciting swim-throughs with daylight. For "pros", the wreck offers lots of additional possibilities.

BIBB & DUANE

Depth Range: 50-130 feet

Experience Level: Advanced to Expert

Twin 327' coast guard cutters were sunk in 1987 as the first of Key Largo's artificial reefs. The Duane is in 120 ft of water and sits straight up. She is 327 ft long and is covered with life. The 20+ years she has sat on the bottom has allowed her to transform into a spectacular habitat for many species. Masses of barracudas hover from her crow's nest at 60ft, as if they are standing at attention. As divers get closer to the deck at 90ft the vibrant colors of algae, coral, and sponge become evident. Large goliath groupers, turtles, eels, and game fish swim around making this an exciting deep dive. Bull sharks are often spotted in the distance by divers. The Bibb is the sister ship of the Duane, and the structure is the same. The interesting difference is that she lies on her side in 130ft of water. You will reach the hull structure at 60 ft. This is a very different dive when it comes to perspective.

Overview Dive Sites Dive Schedule Wreck Trek Camera Rental

Please note that this schedule is  for multiple boats and is subject to change due to season and conditions. We can not guarantee a particular location. If weather/conditions or other factors arise, the Captain may select alternate locations for the best experience. The trips are all two-tank dive trips except for the night dives, which are one-tank trips. On wreck dives we usually dive a shallow wreck or reef for the second dive. “Double Dips” on the wrecks are subject to demand and availability.

Photo: W. Poelzer

Photo: W. Poelzer www.unterwasser-fotos.com



Photo: W. Poelzer www.unterwasser-fotos.com



You will find the photos of your dives (that the instructors took) here. The albums are sorted by date, so just pick the date(s) you dove with us, and there you will find your photos.


Photos of your dives

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