French Reef

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.625 Average Depth: 15 ft. Max Depth: 100 ft. The History… French Reef is one of the most spectacular reef areas in the Florida Keys. There are dozens of ledges, tunnels, and caves to explore; most large enough to swim through. French Reef is northeast of Molasses Reef and is marked…

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Elbow Reef

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.5 Average Depth: 20 ft. Max Depth: 55 ft. The History… Elbow Reef is a popular dive spot because of its beautiful reefs that have grown up around some very old shipwrecks. The Gulf Stream passes closer to Elbow than many other Key Largo reefs which means in exchange for a…

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City of Washington

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.4286 Average Depth: 20 ft. Max Depth: 25 ft. The History… One of the most popular wreck spots on Elbow Reef is the City of Washington. This schooner turned steamship was built in 1877 with two masts and a small engine. She had three decks, a length of 320 feet, and…

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Christ of the Abyss

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.05 Average Depth: 25 ft. Max Depth: 60 ft. The History… Christ of the Abyss is a 8 1/2 foot, 4,000 pound bronze sculpture of Jesus Christ that stands in 25 feet of water off of Key Largo, Florida. It is located near Dry Rocks, about six miles east-northeast of the…

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Carysfort Lighthouse

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.6 Average Depth: 5 ft. Max Depth: 80 ft. The History… The Carysfort Lighthouse marks the main body of the four mile long Carysfort Reef system. The lighthouse is the oldest functioning lighthouse of its type in the United States. It’s an impressive 112 foot tall structure constructed in 1852. Carysfort…

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Benwood Wreck

Fast Facts Average Rating: 4.1667 Average Depth: 30 ft. Max Depth: 55 ft. The History… Located within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is the SS Benwood. This 360-foot long, 51-foot wide 1910 English-built ship sailed a crew of 38 with 12 rifles and one four-inch gun. The actual sinking of the Benwood, which occurred…

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