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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 consists of a cluster of over 1,500 islands off the southern tip of the Florida peninsula and extend south and west to the Dry Tortugas. The islands sit on a shallow bank of coral and sand that separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Straits of Florida. This bank is the exposed part of a coral reef system that began forming over 100,000 years ago and have become fossilized as sea levels varied with several recent ice ages.