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Key Largo Snorkeling

One of the largest islands in the Florida Keys is Key Largo. It is the self-proclaimed “Diving Capital of the World” and that reputation certainly extends to Key Largo snorkeling. The blue waters of the Florida Keys have become a major focus for the protection of underwater resources and that movement found its beginning in Key Largo. The conservation efforts become obvious to those snorkeling in Key Largo because the reefs do not show the same signs of damage.

Key Largo snorkeling holds claim to the first underwater state park, the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. All fishing is prohibited, and the ocean life here are noted for being particularly comfortable with scuba divers and snorkelers. Snorkeling tours are available at John Pennekamp park starting at about $29 for 2.5 hours. An underwater site known as “The Elbow” is one of the best for snorkeling in Key Largo. Underwater photography is excellent here, and among the diverse marine animals to be viewed are friendly moray eels. A spot for snorkeling in Key Largo that is particularly famous is at the Key Largo Dry Rocks. Here snorkelers can view the “Christ of the Deep” statue, a bronze statue sunk about 25 feet into the water.

Recommended Key Largo Snorkeling Charters

Captain Slate's Atlantis Dive Center

Snorkel the beautiful shallow waters of Key Largo in the Snorkel Capital of the World.  See the famous 'Christ of the Abyss Statue' and other beautiful coral reefs in John Pennekamp Underwater State Park.  Captain Slate's Atlantis Dive Center offers the only combination glass bottom/snorkel tour in the keys on our large 'Coral Princess' custom built vessel.  We also offer a two location half day snorkel dive for the avid snorkeler. Let our 31 years of experience make your snorkel experience second to none. (Make sure to tell them you found them on Snorkeling.info!)

Website: http://captainslate.com

Email:  captainslate@captainslate.com

Phone: (800) 331-3483

Additional Listings:
 

KeysDiver Snorkel Tours | 99696 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL

SundiverSnorkel Tour | 102840 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL‎ 

ReefRoamer Snorkeling | 99701 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL‎

PleasureDiver | 27 Caribbean Drive, Key Largo, FL‎ ‎

Ocean Divers | 522 Caribbean Drive, Key Largo, FL‎ ‎

Bayside Inn | 99490 Overseas Hwy, Key Largo, FL‎ 

 

Underwater Statue - Snorkeling in Pennekamp

Above - "Christ of the Deep"

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