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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 backcountry of the Keys constitutes a veritible maritime nursery that includes mangroves and seagrass beds that are home to a diversity of juvenile fish, invertebrates and other marine life. The Everglades provides an important flow of water into this ecosystem. Many of the species that spend their juvenile years in the Keys backcountry nursery are the same species that spend their adult years living on the nearby coral reef or swimming in the deep ocean environment.