Davis Reef

Davis Reef is one of the nicest reefs in this area. It’s known for an abundance of large green moray eels and a multitude of tropical fish. A great spot for night dives, new divers, and snorkelers. Also of special interest is the Buddha statue that was placed here there years ago.

You’ll see typical Caribbean life like nurse and reef sharks, possible eagle rays, turtles, stingrays, and lots of fish: snapper, angelfish, grunts, parrot fish, and grouper.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
Visibility

Visibility

  • 16 m
Current

Current

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

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Snorkeling

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Dive sites nearby

Crater Jr.

30-50’ – Not as deep as Crater but with similar features with a sandy area surrounded by spur and groove coral fingers. One of the few places we have seen batfish.

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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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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.

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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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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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Pickles Reef is not as well known as the other, larger reefs nearby but, due to its relatively shallow depth, it is an ideal site for both divers and snorkelers.

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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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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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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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