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Cottrel Key (Florida)

Cottrel Key (Florida)



Cottrell Key is located in the Outlying Islands of the Florida Keys, it is the northernmost of the Mule Keys that are 9 miles (15 km) west of Key West

It?s a popular spot for snorkeling. There are visible and easy to find remains of a wreck here, and it?s one of the few wrecks that snorkelers can enjoy from the surface.

Cottrel Key (Florida)
Cottrell Key est situé dans les îles périphériques des Florida Keys, il est la plus septentrionale des Keys Mule qui sont à 9 miles (15 km) à l'ouest de Key West.

C'est un endroit réputé pour la plongée. On y trouve des restes d'épaves en eau peu profonde.

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Fleming Key (Florida Keys)

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West channel (Key West)

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Calda Channel (Key West)

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Local Area

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