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Why Snorkelers Love Key West

Key West Diving & Snorkeling by l_handman

In the middle of warm, shallow tropical waters on the sides, it’s really no surprise the Florida Keys certainly are a leading goal for dive and snorkel aficionadoes to visit any time of year.

Both those visiting the area and full-time residents enjoy snorkeling above the a huge number of coral outcroppings that comprise the Florida Reef system. The waters are incredibly clear, and the aquatic life is colorful and abundant. And the attraction is unique. The truth is, if you wish to dive a living barrier reef, the Florida Keys are your only option in North America.

Key West Wreck Diving: USS Vandenberg

Here are a few videos of the amazing things divers and snorkelers can see in the waters off Key West.

Wreck dives of the famous U.S.S. Vandenburg are a a must if you’re a wreck diving fanatic.  The Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg was once a 17,000 ton military troop transport and former missile-tracking ship. The Vandenburg was stripped clean and sunk in May, 2009. Since them, the corals and other marine life off Key West have been slowing converting it to a massive artificial reef.