Scuba diving in Looe Key Reef & HMS Looe

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Access
From Boat
Diver level
Novice
Depth
Average: 49.2 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft
Current
Moderate
Visibility
Average: 32.8 ft
Maximum: 98.4 ft

Looe Key is one of the most adventurous dive sites in Florida. Divers come to this place to experience smoth and easy diving, which offers a great variety of things to explore. Looe Key is a unique combination of a natural coral reef (which belongs to a Sanctuary Preservation Area), the HMS Looe remains, which was sunk nearby and gave the name to the site and the Adolphus Busch, which was intentionally sunk in 1998 to create an artificial reef. Diving in Looe Key is very interesting due to various depths and shallows to explore. Hundreds of marine species found their shelter in numerous overhangs and ledges, spur and groove formations, covered with multiple types of corals.
 

When to go

The wet and hot season lasts from May to October with air temperatures of 30-32C/86-89F and water averages of 27-29C/80-84F. The dry and warm season runs from November to April with approximate air and water temperatures of 16-18C/60-64F.

What to see

Diving in Looe Key is perfect for underwater photography due to the diversity of marine life. Divers can watch segreant majors, parrotfish, angelfish, barracuda, yellowtail fish, moray eels, manta rays and shark while scuba-diving in this site. Divers can also spot jewfish in the numerous swim-throughs of the Adolphus Busch.

 


Reachable from

Ramrod Key

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