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!

Great critter site! Schools of colorful tropicals, nurse sharks, turtles, moray eels and snake eels.

Level

Level

  • Beginner
  • Advanced
Visibility

Visibility

  • 12 m
Current

Current

  • Light Current
  • No Current
  • Strong Current
DIVE TYPES

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station

Temperature & Visibility

Dives

Wildlife Diversity

Affiliated Training Center

Dive sites nearby

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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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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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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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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Alligator Reef

NW and SE of Cheeca Rocks, Alligator Reef Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA) bridges the shallow reefs of the Upper Keys and the deeper reefs of the Middle Keys. This rectangular SPA is a small bank reef protecting a spur-and-groove system, reef crest, and a portion of the northeast rubble ridge.

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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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Cindy's Corner

45′ – Named after a former Key Dives captain, Cindy’s Corner is soft sand meets a spur-and-groove reef at 45’. Look in the sand for stingrays and blue parrots at the edge of the reef.

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50-90’ – Starting in a sand pit at 50’, follow the spur and groove coral structures to the drop off at 90’. Large coral structures with beautiful schools of grunts. Explore the west side of the pit where we frequently see a large school of Southern sennets, typically over 100 in the school.

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