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DIVING

Local Marathon Dive Spots

Coffins Patch (10-25 ft)
A really nice shallow site with depths averaging 10-25 feet and lots of fish. This area is especially suited to snorkelers. The reef is located 3.5 miles southeast of Key Colony Beach and runs for 1.5 miles northeast and southwest.


Delta Shoals (10-25 ft)
The Delta Shoals are home to several wrecks, a vast network of coral canyons and elkhorn, brain and star coral heads.


Duck Key Wreck (25 ft)
This area, also called the Boiler Patch, is home to the remnants of a steam-powered freighter that went down in 1889. She is in 25 feet of water and is located 3.5 miles south of Duck Key.


East Washerwoman Shoals (10-20 ft)
With depths from 10-20 feet, this is a good site for snorkeling. Six miles southwest of Key Colony Beach.


Herman's Behind (15-65 ft)
Herman's Behind is a nice middle-keys reef with shallow slopes, a small drop-off, living coral, and many numerous and diverse species of fish. Herman's Behind is located 3.5 miles southeast of Key Colony Beach.


Herman's Hole (15-30 ft)

Herman's Hole is a circular coral and limestone ridge that drops 20 feet to the sand in the center, and 30 feet to the sand around the outside.


Ivory Wreck (15 ft)
One of the more interesting wrecks found on the Delta Shoals is the Ivory Wreck, an old slaver that ran aground in 1853.


Joanie's Reef (10-25 ft)
This is a great location for snorkeling, nurse shark sightings, and photography. This site is located 4 miles southeast of Key Colony Beach.


Sombrero Reef (20-35 ft)
Prior to the Civil War, the 142 foot Sombrero Key Lighthouse was constructed 8 miles offshore of Key Colony Beach. The Sombrero Reef extends from the base of the Sombrero Key Lighthouse. This protected reef area is one of the most spectacular in all of the Florida Keys. The shallow depths allow divers of all skills to enjoy this dive spot.


The Gap (55-80 ft)

Starting at 50 feet and dropping to 80 feet, The Gap is a beautiful wall dive with large coral heads rising 10 to 15 feet on the ocean side. The Gap is located four miles south-southeast of Key Colony Beach.


The Horseshoe (15-25 ft)

This reef gets its name from its curved horseshoe-like formation. An ideal spot for new divers, with depths ranging from 15 to 25 feet.


Thunderbolt Wreck (85-120 ft)
This 188-foot military ship is the jewel of the Marathon wreck fleet. Sunk intentionally as a dive attraction in March 1986, she now sits perfectly upright in 115 feet of water. The site is located 1 mile South-Southwest of Marker 20; 5 miles Southeast offshore of Marathon.


SNORKELING/DIVING/SNUBA CHARTERS


TILDEN’S SCUBA CENTER
MM 49
4650 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 743-7255
Open daily, 8-6. All trips are 4 hours and go to 2 different dive sites. Snorkeling, snuba, and scuba trips, night trips available. Rentals, sales, lessons, and certifications.
www.tildensscubacenter.com



DIVE DUCK KEY
MM 60
61 Hawks Cay Blvd, Duck Key, FL 33050
(305) 743-9633
Open daily, 8-6. Daily Dive Trips: 8am-12pm or 1pm to 5pm.
Dive Duck Key in the heart of the Florida Keys is a full service retail scuba diving shop. Our dive shop and dive boat, the Seafari, are located at the Hawks Cay Resort, Duck Key, Florida. We specialize in reef and wreck scuba diving in the Florida Keys.
www.diveduckkey.com



CAPTAIN HOOK’S MARINA & DIVE CENTER
MM 53
11833 Overseas Highway, Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 743-2444, (800) 278-4665
Snorkeling and Diving Reef Trips, Wreck Trips. Trips for beginners all the way to more advanced, seasoned divers. Call to make a reservation or for more information.
www.captainhooks.com



ABYSS DIVE CENTER
MM 53 Open daily, 8a-5p
12565 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 743-2126
A PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center. Scuba training from entry level though PADI Instructor Training.
Scubapro rental equipment and dive and wreck trips.
www.abyssdive.com



STARFISH SNORKELING
MM 47.5
1248 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 481-0407
Snorkel Sombrero Reef, the #1 Rated Reef in the Florida keys for snorkeling! This 30 acre coral reef ranges in depth from 3 to 30’. Beginners, families and children welcome. Instructions and gear are included. Ask about local, group and non-snorkeler discounts. Call for reservations. Sunset Cruises and Private Charters also available.
www.starfishsnorkeling.com



HALL’S DIVING CENTER
MM 50
5050 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 743-5929
Open daily, 9-6. Scuba and Snorkel Trips daily and Reef and Wreck Diving. Lessons, rentals, Sales and Repairs. See Office for more details.
www.hallsdiving.com


SPIRIT SNORKELING
MM 47.5
1400 Overseas Hwy, Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 289-0614
Coral Reef Snorkeling departing daily at 9am, 1pm, and Sunset Cruises. Equipment and Instruction included. Only shallow water snorkeling locations, no scuba diving. Ask about specialty cruises, call to make reservations. See office for discount coupon.
www.spiritsnorkeling.net



KEYS HUKA DIVE
MM 49
3502 Gulfview Ave, Marathon, FL 33050
(305) 609-7725
Fun Keys Dive Adventures for Everyone! No experience necessary. Explore the living reef up close without heavy scuba gear. Several trips to choose from. Call to reserve.
www.keyshukadive.com



FAMILY FUN BOAT TOURS
MM 85.5
85500 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
(305) 896-2915
Snorkeling, Sightseeing, Sandbar, Eco Tours and Sunset Cruises- No better way to end your day!
www.familyfunboattours.com



ROBBIE’S MARINA of ISLAMORADA
MM 77.5
77522 Overseas Hwy, Islamorada, FL 33036
(305) 664-8498, (877) 664-8498
“Happy Cat” Reef Snorkel Trips, 2 reef stops per trip. Departure Times 12pm and 3pm. Reservations recommended. Island Heritage Tours, Sunset Cruises and Private charters available.
www.robbies.com



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