Dive Sites

Ocean Divers is lucky to have a huge variety of diving on sites that are a short boat ride away. Our reef dives are mostly within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary or Pennekamp State Park which are protected areas that offer opportunity for encounters with turtles, southern stingrays, goliath groupers, and more. It’s the…

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USCG Duane

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.7083 Average Depth: 95 ft. Max Depth: 130 ft. The History… The USCG Duane is a 329-foot Coast Guard cutter that was decommissioned on August 1st, 1985, as the oldest active U.S. military vessel. The ship was intentionally sunk on November 27, 1987, to create an artificial reef. This ship was sunk deep down to ensure…

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USCG Bibb

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.5 Average Depth: 95 ft. Max Depth: 130 ft. The History… The USS Bibb wreck is a former Coast Guard ship built in 1937. The Bibb served in patrols and as a convoy escort during World War II. She took part in the invasion of Okinawa and was in service in Vietnam. The 327-foot vessel had…

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Spiegel Grove

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.8214 Average Depth: 80 ft. Max Depth: 130 ft. The History… The largest vessel ever intentionally sunk is the USS Spiegel Grove, a 510-foot landing ship dock. To give a better visual understanding of the immensity of this ship, she is roughly equivalent in length to two football fields. The Spiegel Grove was named after President…

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Snapper Ledge

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.5385 Average Depth: 20 ft. Max Depth: 25 ft. The History… Snapper Ledge is a shallow reef in 25 feet of water off of Key Largo. Because of the countless Yellowtail Snapper (hence the name) found at the site, this ledge is a local favorite and a highly recommended dive spot. Often, the schools of fish…

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Pickles Reef

Fast Facts Average Rating: 3.75 Average Depth: 15 ft. Max Depth: 25 ft. The History… Pickles is a large, shallow reef area where divers and snorkelers can view well-formed corals. The name comes from cement-filled pickle barrels sunk here during the Civil War. These barrels are now covered with the largest pillar corals in the Keys. Numerous ledges and crevasses…

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North Dry Rocks / Minnow Cave

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.75 Average Depth: 10 ft. Max Depth: 15 ft. The History… Minnow Cave is one of the best-known coral caves in the Florida Keys, and is home to many of the namesake species. The cave is part of the Northern Dry Rocks, which is a shallow reef with depths up to fifteen feet. The reef is…

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Molasses Reef

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.3529 Average Depth: 15 ft. Max Depth: 40 ft. The History… This is arguably the most beautiful collection of reefs in all of Florida! Rather than a single site, Molasses is an extensive reef complex with diving depths from about 10 feet to more than 70. At depths ranging from 10-40 feet, Molasses Reef features high…

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The Hannah M. Bell (Mike’s Wreck)

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.3333 Average Depth: 20 ft. Max Depth: 25 ft. The History… The 315-foot long, 42-foot wide steel-hulled steamship was built in northeast England in 1893 and named for the woman who christened it. Prior to its demise, the ship made frequent transatlantic trips between Europe, the U.S., Caribbean and South American…

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Grecian Rocks

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.1429 Average Depth: 10 ft. Max Depth: 25 ft. The History… About 3/4 of a mile south-southwest of the Christ of the Deep lay Grecian Rocks. Mooring Buoys marked with a, “G” outline this shallow reef which is a prime location for snorkeling. The 4 to 6 foot depth in many…

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