Key Largo is beach life at its best – a buffet of beautiful beaches, bustling marinas, colourful buildings, served with side dishes that only mother nature can provide – sun-bleached pastels and windswept sand, and the aroma of the sea. And of course, very special diving!
WHY WE LOVE DIVING KEY LARGO
Schooling fishes - Snappers, Grunts, Goatfish, Parrotfish, Spadefish and Jacks
Over 75 dive sites in the Upper Keys alone
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park - beautiful above and below
KEY LARGO GALLERY
Winter average of 30°C / 86°F
Summer average of 27°C / 81°F
Flights from LONDON to MIAMI 9 hours
Drive from MIAMI 1 hour
GMT -5 hours
Much of the diving in Key Largo is shallow - 6 to 16m - allowing for some great bottom time!
Diving in Key Largo
The whole of the Florida Keys is a federally protected sanctuary, allowing the marine life to become more and more abundant! While much of the Caribbean is struggling with marine life under siege from over-fishing, the Florida Keys continues to enjoy the protection that comes from being one of the largest marine sanctuaries in the world! With bait fish stocks rising due to fishing limits, and with the Sanctuary Preservation areas being completely off limits for spear fishing or line fishing, the fish populations are indeed flourishing!
Expect labyrinth-style reefs in a protected Marine Reserve, plentiful marine life, tunnels and caverns to dive through, and over 1000 shipwrecks, including the very noteworthy USGC Duane, the USCG Bibb, the Benwood and of course, the Worlds largest intentionally sunk wreck, the USS Spiegel Grove.
23° to 29°C / 74 to 85°F average
5 to 30m / 15 to 100ft