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Diving in the Florida Keys

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Diving in the Florida Keys

The Florida Keys offer some of the best diving in the world. There are barrier coral reef habitats as well as shallow patch reefs to explore. Keys waters are home to hundreds of modern and ancient ship wrecks. Divers also hunt fish and lobsters.

I am sure that you are aware of the old cliché "This page is a work in progress." This is unquestionably true here. At this point I have information on only one dive site, the wreck of the USS Sturtevant (DD-240) a US Destroyer that was a casualty of the Key West minefield.




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The Florida Keys is home to several endangered species such as Key Deer, Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit, Florida Manatee, Peregrine Falcon, Key Largo Cotton Mouse, Schaus Swallowtail Butterfly, Key Largo Wood Rat, Stock Island Tree Snail and three species of Sea Turtles (Green, Hawksbill, and Kemp's Ridley) Thus the preservation of the Keys delicate habitat is of fundamental interest to anyone interested in preserving the ecosystem.