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Reefs To Dive For 

October 11, 2017

So much has happened in the past month it’s difficult to know where to begin. As everyone knows Hurricane Irma has managed to do quite a bit of damage to the Florida Keys. Fortunately, Key Largo was one of the least impacted areas.

I’m not going to dwell on destruction and damage, the media has done a great job of covering the damage here. Instead we want to wish good luck to our fellow dive operators in other parts of the Keys who didn’t fare as well as us and are still trying to rebuild their operations.

The reef and wrecks are improving daily. The only damage to the wrecks was the smokestack on the USCG Duane which was knocked off and sits in the sand besides the wreck. The USS Spiegel Grove seems undamaged. As expected after a major hurricane the sand on the reefs was moved around and will eventually settle back down with normal current activity. Some hard and soft corals were damaged but should bounce back quickly.

Despite all that happened the bottom line is that there still is no place in the United States that has the warm water, varied corals, exciting wrecks, plus the fish and invertebrate life that you’ll find in Key Largo. This upcoming holiday season is a perfect time for you to visit Key Largo Dive Center and join us on an exciting dive on our reefs and/or wrecks. Call us at (305) 451-5844 or email us at scuba@KeyLargoDiveCenter.com to reserve your dive adventure now.

Dive Safe, stay alert, keep learning and stay proficient.

Captain Larry