Captain Tom's Ledge: A coral ledge
that contains the whole food chain, from large grouper to over 5000
schooling fish. A beautiful dive in 35-60 feet of water.
Wall: The home of a number of sites. Conch Wall (50-110 ft.)
noted for huge barrel sponges and large marine life.
Crocker Ridges: Spur and groove coral
formations with large coral heads. Known for angelfish and butterflies.
Crocker Wall: (45-90 ft.) Large sponges
and gorgonians with excellent marine life. Even the occasional
Davey Crocker: (15-30 Ft.) A beautiful
patch reef ideal for underwater photographers. Nurse sharks, groupers,
jacks, and many tropical fish inhabit this area.
Davis Reef: One of the nicest reefs in
the area. Noted for its abundance of large green moray eels, and
a multitude of tropical fish. Great spot for night dives. (15-30
Hens and Chickens: (5-25 ft.) Beautiful
peaks and mounds of star and plate coral. Better visibility in
the summer at this near shore reef.
Little Conch Reef: (15-30 Ft.) Smaller
shoaling reef with a variety of marine life, including nurse
sharks and moray eels. Adjacent is the site of the Spanish Galleon,
El Infante, sunk in the 1733 hurricane. (15-30 Ft.)
Molasses Reef: The best known and most
popular sites in Coral Reef State Park (formerly Pennekamp Park).
Noted for lots of fish, many star coral heads, regal stands of
Elkhorn coral, The "winch hole," and a Galleon anchor. (15-30
ft.) Series of patch reefs with excellent soft and hard coral,
plenty of fish life and noted for the nurse sharks.
Pickles Reef: Ideal for macro photographers
because of the many small critters. Very pretty reef that includes
cement barrels from a civil war wreck. (10-25 ft.)
Pillar Coral: (15-25 ft.) Beautiful
stands of rare pillar coral and numerous small fish.
Spanish Lady: (15-25 ft.) An area along
Little Conch which provides a series of ledges. Excellent for
juvenile fish life plus great lobstering.
Dive Civil War Wreck:
Grove: The first thing sport divers notice about the Spiegel
Grove wreck is its immensity. Because the Spiegel Grove measures
510 feet from stern to bow, on even the clearest days it will
be impossible to view the entire hull from end-to-end. "Imagine
a ship lying along the bottom that's almost two football fields
long. That's the Spiegel Grove," said Miami scuba enthusiast Jerry
Apple, a veteran wreck diver who explored the ship soon after
its June 2002 sinking. The retired Navy transport ship was intentionally
sunk six miles off Key Largo to form the backbone of a coral-reef
ecosystem. It is the largest ship ever intentionally sunk for
that reason. The algae, sponges and corals that are slowly enveloping
the Spiegel Grove are wondrously natural. The ship is home to
legions of fish from tiny tropicals to large barracuda and jacks.
USCG Duane & USCG Bibb: Two 327
ft. Coast Guard Cutters donated as an artificial reef in 1987
and lay within 200 yards of each other. The Duane wreck lies
upright in 118 feet of water while her sister-ship the Bibb lies
on her side in 120 feet of water. They are both home to hundreds
The Eagle: The 287 foot freighter
was donated by the Eagle Tire Company as an artificial reef in
1985 and has become the home to many different underwater inhabitants;
tarpon, jacks, an occasional dolphin and jewfish, and thousands
of bait fish. Lying on her starboard side the wreck begins at
76 feet and drops to 112 feet in the sand.
Lobster season opens in August and closes
at the end of March, with a special two-day mini season on the
last Wednesday and Thursday in July. See Special Events for further details. Of course, we
have our secret locations in non-protected areas for finding these
tasty creatures and we're not going to post them here! However,
our captains have years of experience in the Upper Keys so trust
them to know where to look.
Spearfishing adventures are available on private charters only.
See Special Events for further details on private charters.
We have excellent spear fishing locations. Remember, many of the
wonderful restaurants in the area are happy to prepare your legal
catch and often do so for a few dollars less than their regular
meals. What a terrific and tasty way to end your day of diving.