24.5500, -81.4000

5800 Logged Dives

Looe Key National Marine Sanctuary

This spur and groove reef formation sitting 5 miles off of Ramrod Key, in the Florida Keys, is part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Due to it’s protected status, reef life is very healthy and active here. Excellent for beginner to expert divers and snorkelers. Max depth 30 ft (10m).

All the popular Caribbean reef fish species are represented here including nurse and reef sharks, rays, eels, turtles, huge goliath groupers, and colorful reef fish.


TEMPERATURE & VISIBILITY*

This data is provided from the logbook information in the MySSI app

DIVE TYPES

  • Night Dive
  • Macro Spot
  • Cleaning Station
  • Snorkeling

Level

  • Beginner

Programs

  • Extended Range (XR)
  • Freediving
  • Scuba

Entry

  • Boat

Body of Water

  • Salt

currents

  • no
  • moderate
  • medium

Maximum Depth

  • 10m

Visibility

  • 12m
This data is provided by divers logging their dives in the mySSI App
Wildlife Diversity
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Bull Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish
  Jan - Mar Apr - Jun Jul - Sep Oct - Dec
Sharks
Great Hammerhead Shark
Bull Shark
Nurse Shark
Grey Reef Shark
Rays
Eagle Ray
Stingrays
Turtles
Green Sea Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Fishes
Moray Eel
Angelfish
Butterfly Fish
Barracuda
Lionfish
Wrasse
Puffer Fish
Tarpon
Scorpionfishes
Snapper
Surgeonfish
Sweetlips and Grunts
Parrotfish
Soldierfish
Damselfish
Goatfish
Porcupine Fish
Box Fish
Trumpetfish
Molluscs
Octopus
Crustaceans
Crayfish

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