For as long as divers have prowled the seas, The Florida Keys & Key West have been revered as one of the top dive destinations in the Western Hemisphere. Within the federally protected waters of the 2,900 nautical square mile Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary lies the most extensive living coral reef in North American waters. Revered for its consistently clear water and easy access, the Florida Keys Reef Tract offers something for divers of every skill level. Here, enormous brain coral, gorgonians, swaying sea fans and dramatic coral canyons and archways provide refuge for massive schools of fish. Along this 150-mile long, 4-mile wide reef system divers will encounter more than 100 species of living coral and over 500 species of fish. Anemones, starfish, sea cucumbers, crabs, sand dollars and sea urchins hold tight to the extensive spur-and-groove coral formations, while surgeonfish, neon gobies, grunts, damselfish, huge gray angelfish and hogfish meander the shallows. Alert divers and snorkelers should also be on the look out for sea turtles, huge manta rays, placid nurse sharks, giant grouper and even the occasional whale shark. The Florida Keys are also a haven for wreck divers. Along the Florida Keys Wreck Trek divers will have countless opportunities to go down with the ships. From the 510-foot U.S.S. Spiegel Grove – one of the largest wrecks in U.S. divable waters – to the 524-foot missile-tracking ship USS Vandenberg, the Florida Keys & Key West should have its place on every diver’s dive log.
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|Amy Slate’s Amoray Dive Resort, Key Largo
Spectacular sunsets. Waterfront accommodations steps from pool/beach/kayaks/paddle boards & scuba/snorkel catamarans, scuba/snorkel charters and instruction 3/night, 2/dive packages from $313 ppdo, 7/6 from $757 ppdo, rooms from $99.
305-451-3595 or 800-426-6729
|Conch Republic Divers, Islamorada
Mention this ad for 15% off regular dive price of $90. Good for all in your party. (disclaimer, not valid for group dives or package prices. Must mention Jan Worlds Best Diving & Resorts ad)
800-274-3483 or 305-852-1655
|Florida Keys Dive Center, Key Largo
Enjoy $5 off half day dive charter or $3 off half day snorkel, rider or sunbather trip or save $25 on 1 day Discover Scuba Diving course.
800-433-8946 or 305-852-4599
|Islander Resort, a Guy Harvey Outpost, Islamorada
15% off stays Sunday - Thursday. 3 Night Minimum Stay Requirement. Subject to Availability. Not valid with other discounts.
800-753-6002 or 305-664-2031
|Sail Fish Scuba, Key Largo
BOGO buy 1 get 1 half off! Jan - June 2014 When 2 students sign up together for any of our e-learner courses.
|Key Dives, Islamorada
The best guided dive service in Islamorada. Kick and breathe and we do the rest.
800-344-7352 or 305-664-2211