AM Molasses Reef & PM Deep Reef Drift Diving in Key Largo

Key Largo Dive Shop

Florida Keys Scuba Diving with Sail Fish Scuba

8 September, 2018 AM & PM

Molasses Reef AM

This morning at N.W. Wellwood Wreckage Area Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary Scuba and Snorkel with Sail Fish Scuba Dive Shop in Key Largo, Florida Keys. The N. W. Corner of Molasses Reef has fully recovered and is thriving. Back in 1984 M/V Wellwood a 400 feet long freighter accidently ran aground in the N. W. corner of Molasses Reef causing extensive damage to the living corals. Many companies like Coral Restoration Foundation,, and MOTE have helped rebuild this area over the year.

Sand Island Reef AM

The second site at S. Mooring of Sand Island Reef This is the favorite site of Sail Fish Scuba owner Jennifer Kerr. This site gets its name from a local “story” that back before Hurricane Donna there was a tiny sandy island with 1 lone coconut tree on it at this location. Due to the strength of Hurricane Donna in 1960 the waves at this area exceeded 30 feet. This massive high wave action redistributed all the sand that once was above the water line and tore down the lone coconut tree. The underwater reef has always somehow survived all hurricanes perfectly in tack. The millions of year old clusters of Elkhorn Corals still stand and thrive today. Hurricane IRMA in 2017 toppled and tore up many parts of nearby Molasses Reef but once again Sand Island Reef remained unharmed. Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary is beautiful for both Scuba and Snorkel tours.

Benwood Wall DRIFT Dive PM

This afternoon at E. Benwood Wall This afternoon we treated our group of divers to DRIFT Diving. In front of the Benwood Shipwreck is a lovely deep coral encrusted reef wall making it a perfect location for drift diving. With depth starting at 42 feet and bottoming out at 89 feet this is a very unique location for the Florida Keys dive sites.

French Reef Woody’s Ledge DRIFT Dive PM

The second site at E. French Reef Woody’s Ledge The far East mooring balls at French Reef are known as Woody’s Ledge. We still don’t know why or who gave it this name so we just roll with it. Max depth at this site is 80 feet with an average depth of 55 feet. Top shallowest part above the reef is mostly 38 feet making this an excellent scuba dive site.

Excellent time was had by all scuba divers enjoying the wrecks and reefs of Key Largo, Florida Keys.

The crew at Sail Fish Scuba dive shop strive daily to provide the best possible photo guided Key Largo scuba and snorkeling tours. We sure hope if you joined today you enjoyed the level of customer service we provided. Today was just all around a perfectly pleasant day in the Florida Keys, and we were happy you enjoyed it with us. We give thanks to all the good folks who selected Sail Fish Scuba for their scuba diving and snorkeling Key Largo tours today.

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Reef Report

South 190 degrees 9 – 10 knots
1.0 – 2.0 feet
Light Current
60 – 80 feet
Water Temperature

Dive Profiles

Morning Dives

AM Dive 1 SITE : Molasses Reef

AM Dive 1 SITE : Wellwood
Depth: 30 Feet
Bottom Time: 44 Min
Thriving corals and beautiful fish and Turtles.
Surface Interval: 22 Minutes

AM Dive 2 SITE : Molasses Reef

AM Dive 2 SITE : N. Star

Depth:35 Feet
Bottom Time: 36 Min
A passing shark and tons of parrotfish.

Afternoon Dives

PM Dive 1 SITE : Benwood DEEP Reef Drift

PM Dive 1 SITE : Benwood Wall Reef

Depth: 75 Feet
Bottom Time: 34 Min
Corals & tons of different fish.
Surface Interval: 38 Minutes

PM Dive 2 SITE : E. French Deep Woody’s Ledge

PM Dive 2 SITE : Woody’s

Depth: 51 Feet
Bottom Time: 39 Min
Schools of grunts & parrotfish

Your Crew Today

Crew of DEEPER: Captain Bob

First Mate AM/PM:
Crew of DEEPER: First Mate Dive Master Rick

Dive Guide: Inst. Alex

Snorkel Guide: DM Intern Miranda

Instruction: At Jules Lagoon Inst. Thomas finished up our newest PADI Scuba Diver Level Certified Diver

Dive Guide: Inst. Thomas & Inst. Alex

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