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Key West's Amazing Dive Sites

Eastern Dry Rocks

EDR is a perfect spot to get wet whether you’re a novice snorkeler or advanced diver! Ranging from 5 to 25ft, EDR’s main residents include queen angelfish, yellowtail snapper, brain corals, damselfish, spotted drums, barracuda, or even a nurse shark napping under a coral ledge, if you’re lucky!

Sand Key

Sand Key Reef is marked by a historic 110 ft light tower. As the name implies, it’s a white sandy, shallow reef ranging from 5 ft to 25 ft, making it a thrill for both snorkelers and scuba divers. With small canyons to swim through, this reef is home to many stoplight parrotfish, spotted drums, trumpetfish, hogfish, and the mesmerizing sea turtle. Be sure to bring your camera!


Not far from EDR, you can find lots of different coral formations, cracks, caves, ledges, and small cliffs, more than you typically see while diving. Spiny lobsters, filefish, four-eye butterflyfish, yellowtail snapper, long-jaw squirrelfish, and all different species of parrotfish are likely to be seen!

Cottrell Key

The northernmost of the Mule Keys, Cottrell is a popular destination for all ocean lovers. This key was named after Captain Jeremiah Cottrell who was the captain of a lightship anchored here in the early 19th century. A nice mix of sponge and sand areas where tropical fish, rays, and turtles tend to make appearances!

The Western Sambo

The Western Sambo Ecological Reserve contains the greatest habitat diversity in the lower Keys. Western Sambo has one of the last remaining stands of living elkhorn coral in the Lower Keys which will surely take your breath away.

Marker 32 Reef

Marker 32 Reef, or Toppinos Reef, is marked with buoy number 32. Toppino Reef is one of the most beautiful shallow reef diving spots of Key West in Florida. It consists of beautiful coral formations. Some coral fingers are standing 15 meters tall on the sandy bottom. It’s also a dive site with a lot of life. Marker 32 is above all a simple and accessible dive site for divers, snorkelers and free divers.

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Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary

Many of our dive sites are located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, so keep in mind that you have an effect on the preservation of these reefs. You are not allowed to take anything while snorkeling or diving; the areas are preserved so our marine residents have a chance to thrive! We want to keep our reef healthy, so be sure to bring your reef safe sunscreen and stay streamlined!

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What a treat it is to live and work on a tropical island! There are, of course, days when weather fails to cooperate with our adventure-seeking guests. One great thing about an island is that, no matter where the wind is coming from, there is always a dive site or two that is sheltered by the island itself – protected from the wind! We have more than a dozen different dive sites that we frequently visit, many of which are located within the National Marine Sanctuary! Marine life found within these boundaries are subject to the same Federal legal protection given to endangered species, so the variety of marine life is vast and abundant! The one big rule inside the Sanctuary, however, is no touching!

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