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Top 10 On The Water Sports

Destination(s): Florida Keys

Not only do certified divers flock to the Keys because of the outrageously exciting wreck diving (especially with addition of the Vandenberg, off Key West!), but snorkeling, LEARNING to dive here, as well as jet skiiing, kiteboarding and parasailing are all part of the fun. Bring your suit, you'll need it in the warm clear waters off the Keys! read more about Top 10 On The Water Sports

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

  • Mile Marker 102.5
  • Overseas Highway
  • tel:+1 305 451 6300
  • Visit website
  • Key Largo, 33037

Kudos to the late "Miami Herald" editor John Pennekamp for helping to create the first undersea park in the United States. Key Largo's John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park, established by the state legislature in 1961 to protect the miracle of America's only living coral reef, allows access to abundant underwater wildlife, large brain, staghorn and elkhorn coral formations and a four-foot barracuda who likes to be photographed. Only a 90-minute drive from Miami, Pennekamp is incorporated in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, a 2,800 square nautical mile span of coral reefs, seagrass beds and mangrove swamp on both sides of the Keys island chain, Florida Bay, the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. One of the park's most popular dive sites is the nine-foot bronze statue of Jesus Christ that rests in 20 feet of water. The statue is a replica of the "Christ of the Abyss" statue in the Mediterranean Sea and was donated to the Underwater Society of America in 1961 by industrialist Egidi Cressi. Underwater enthusiasts can take a reef adventure on a glass bottom boat, snorkeling or scuba diving. If you're not into the underwater scene, John Pennekamp offers two manmade beaches, canoe, kayak and boat rentals and nature trails, as well as 47 campsites, all with electrical hookups and water. read more about John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park

Back Country and Flats Fishing Charters

Back Country and Flats Fishing Charters

Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter

Shipwreck Snorkel and Wild Dolphin Encounter

Ultimate Jet Ski Tour of Key West

Ultimate Jet Ski Tour of Key West

  • Mile Marker 102.5
  • Overseas Highway
  • Visit website
  • Key West, 33050
Parawest Parasailing Adventures

Parawest Parasailing Adventures

  • 700 Front Street
  • tel:+1 305 292 5199
  • Key West, 33040
Reef/Wreck and Offshore Fishing Charters

Reef/Wreck and Offshore Fishing Charters

Long Key Fishing Site

Long Key Fishing Site