Diving in the Lower Keys

The Lower Keys in Florida are a group of small islands and a popular destination that include the world-famous Key West up to the beautiful reefs of Marathon. This dive site has abundant beautiful reefs and amazing wrecks. Divers can’t miss the world-famous wreck of Key West, the Vandenburg, as well as the beautiful reefs of Looe Key, and Sand Key. Most dive sites in the Lower Keys are reachable through local charter boats. If you plan on going wreck diving, we recommend you have both the Wreck and Deep Diving certifications. It’s also recommended that you come prepared with your Enriched Air Nitrox certification, as most boats offer Nitrox.

Diamond Center
Instructor Training Center
Instructor Training Center

{{ item.stateLong}}, {{item.countryLong}}

Affiliated dive site {{additionalItem.title}} {{additionalItem.distance}} km

Diamond Center
Instructor Training Center
Instructor Training Center

{{ item.stateLong}}, {{item.countryLong}}

Affiliated dive site {{additionalItem.title}} {{additionalItem.distance}} km


{{item.stats.loggedDives}} Logged Dives
Show affiliated training centers
Affiliated divecenter {{additionalItem.title}} {{additionalItem.distance}} km
No results/current events found. Please try another search term.
Wildlife in Lower Keys
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Bull Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
Jellyfish
Moon Jellyfish
Wildlife in Lower Keys
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Dolphins
Bottlenose Dolphin
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Bull Shark
Blacktip Reef Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Leatherback Sea Turtle
Green Sea Turtle
Loggerhead Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Triggerfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Garibaldi fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
Shrimps
Lobster
Crab
Jellyfish
Moon Jellyfish

DIVING INSPIRATIONS

Scuba Diving is a fascinating sport

START DIVING

Scuba Diving is a fascinating sport, with many adventures waiting for you.

absolute silence and freedom with only one breath

FREEDIVING

Find absolute silence and freedom with only one breath. Freediving is amazing.

Diving and Family: possible destinations and activities

FAMILY

Diving and family all in one package? No problem, find family-friendly destinations and activities.

follow footsteps of the past and explore a cave

CAVES

Cave exploring is an amazing feeling, follow the footsteps of the past and explore a cave.

 Get more Inspiration
where are the best places for diving

SPECIAL

What’s new in the diving industry? And where are the best places for diving?

Diving is a sport in nature

ENVIRONMENT

Diving is a sport in nature. Learn more about the creatures, ecology, and conditions of our oceans.

facts about Swim and Lifeguarding

SWIM

Read interesting stories, news, and facts about Swim and Lifeguarding.

Discover the world of Mermaids

MERMAID

Make your dreams come true; move like a glamorous mermaid underwater. Discover the world.