Scuba Diving in Key Largo is a bucket list location for many for many different reasons. Key Largo Scuba Diving is home to the third largest living barrier reef in the world. Scuba divers and snorkeling enthusiasts from around the world visit Key Largo Florida evey year for the fish, coral, wrecks, and island lifestyle. Just a few miles offshore lies the World Famous Christ of the Abyss State, the third largest wreck in the world USS Spiegel Grove, and the World Famous Molasses Reef.
Key Largo Scuba Diving gives you access to most popular locations in the Florida Keys. Interested in scuba diving beyond Key Largo? Our team of local experts is standing by ready to help you build the scuba diving vacation of lifetime from Key Largo to Key West.
Key Largo Weather
Key Largo has great weather year round. The hottest time of the year is in July and the coldest time of year is in February. During the summer months upper 80’s and low 90’s is a daily expectation. During the winter months temperatures are generally in the mid 70’s. However even during February it’s not uncommon for stretches of low to mid 80’s. Check out this annual weather calendar to see every day in 2019.
The water temperatures in Key Largo remain very warm being so close to the gulf stream. From May until the end of October water temperatures at depth are well above 80 degrees. On October 7, 2019 the water temperature was 83.6 degrees at 41 feet deep according to the dive computer. Most people scuba dive with only a bathing suit for at least half the year. During the colder months water temperatures are usually in the mid 70’s. A thin wet suit is more than enough to keep you warm.
Key Largo Scuba Diving Sites
Key Largo is home to the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park and its water are within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Here lies the 3rd largest living barrier reef in the world. There is more than 100 different dive sites easily accessible from Key Largo. In addition to the reef dive sites there are some of the best wreck dives in the world.
With the amount of dive sites there are options for all skill levels. Key Largo is a great place for first time divers completing their discover scuba course or for seasoned professionals with a full logbook. Key Largo Scuba Diving is ready to plan your next scuba diving vacation.
The waters of Key Largo are filled with various types of coral, marine life, and many other surprises. Water visibility is generally really good. Average visibility ranges from 40-100+ feet. Reef dives are generally 30-50 feet deep while wreck dives are 70-130+ feet. To ensure you have the best trip possible contact us ahead of time to schedule the exact sites you want to visit.
Key Largo Activities
In addition to scuba diving Key Largo also has many other activities to keep you busy. If you want to stay with the water sports jet ski rentals, boat rentals, fishing charters, and snorkeling trips are always available. Aquarium Encounters, Theater of the Sea, and the History of Diving Museum are cool places to check out. Since Key Largo is surrounded by water most of the activities are water related. Sunset cruises, kayaking, paddle boarding are also favorites.
Key Largo is 1 hour south of Miami and 2 hours north of Key West. We always recommend going for a drive down the Overseas Highway and checking out the sites of the Florida Keys. Driving south from Key Largo you will come across a lot of cool sites and places to stop and swim.
With the all activities and the heat sometimes the best thing to do is just sit by the pool and have some drinks! All most all of the hotels have great pools with food and beverage service nearby. If you are looking for hotel recommendations give us a call.
Key Largo Restaurants & Bars
The majority of the bars and restaurants are waterfront. Great food and tropical drink selections are a great way to end the day. Or start the day? Key Largo is on island time, all the time. Most places have live entertainment and dancing at night. Ending your day on the bay side will give you the ability to watch the sun set. Key Largo is very laid back. Casual dress is standard. Several places allow you to bring your own catch and they will prepare and cook it for you. If you didn’t get enough of the water many places also have a pool onsite.