Victory Reef

Deeper than some of the other coral reefs, Victory Reef has spur and groove formations and a natural “V“ shape which provides different scuba diving adventures. If you swim northeast you will drop off the wall, and if you swim southwest you will have a 50-60 foot dive.

Nurse and reef sharks, green moray eels, sea turtles, damselfish, grunts, sergeant majors, blue chromis, blue tangs, porkfish, goatfish, hogfish, wrass, and a good chance for lionfish.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 15 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
  • Ripping Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Drift Dive
  • Wall/Drop Off
  • Cleaning Station

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

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Dive sites nearby

This small patch reef is surprisingly packed full of life. In addition to huge schools of tropical fish, you will find sharks, eels, lobsters, crabs and more under the ledges on the outskirts of the reef.

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Within easy reach of Islamorada dive shops, this site is a uniquely shaped patch reef with lots of interesting macro opportunities. There is even a resident turtle named Steve.

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Jumpin Mack

A deeper reef site with several uncommon species. 40-65’ (13-20m) with a nice range of coral. Located just off the southern tip of Islamorada. Suitable for all level of divers.

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A vibrant patch reef just off the shore of Islamorada in the Florida Keys. This dive site serves houses thousands of fish, coral, and larger marine life such as sea turtles, sharks, and rays. The top of the reef is about 15 feet while the sand is between 20 and 25 feet, so also good for snorkelers. Mooring ball.

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Captain Arnos Reef

Huge schools of rainbow, midnight, and blue parrotfish off the west side. You will typically find green eels and nurse sharks under the ledges of this patch reef.

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20 – 25’ – This is one purple reef (“morada” means purple in Spanish). From the flowing purple gorgonians to the swaying purple soft corals, this site is a customer favorite if you like a lot of color. This site is also home to Bonnethead sharks for the better part of the year. You can also find one of very few

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Davey Crocker Reef

An amazing, shallow reef dive great for snorkelers and newer divers. Davey Crocker Reef has one of the highest populations of fish life in this area. Schools of fish, nurse sharks, eels and turtles. This is a must dive.

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Eagle Wreck

Built in Holland in 1962, the Eagle is 269 feet in length. The freighter was intentionally sunk in December of 1985 and can be found at 70-110 feet. Hurricane Georges split her hull in two in 1998.

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Corona

18-25’ – This shallow sprawling reef is a great place to explore. Follow our guides to the best hot spots this reef has to offer. You will see beautiful schooling fish, sharks, several species of eels, turtles and more!

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Kylie's Reef

18-20′ – If coral is what you’re after, this reef is for you. This shallow patch has absolutely incredible stands of stony coral. Massive starlet coral, symmetrical brain coral, knobby brain coral, elliptical star coral, you name it, Kylie has it. This site was named after our in-house coral doctor, Dr. Kylie Smit

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