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.

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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

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