Key Largo (Florida Keys)

Key Largo (Florida Keys)

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Key Largo is the longest, largest and easternmost island of the Florida
Keys chain, South of Miami. To the north lies Florida Bay and to the south are the Florida Straits and the Atlantic Ocean.
There are no soft sand beaches. A large portion of the upper part of Key Largo is unsettled and protected land, including the Crocodile Lake National Wildlife Refuge, a
6800 acre hardwood hammock that is the primary breeding ground for the endangered American crocodile. This area is closed to the public.

Diving is big business in Key Largo and divers from all around the world are attracted to John Pennekamp
Coral Reef Park , the first underwater park in the United States.

2014/08/20
Update
Be very careful. There are many Coral patches that come up to just within a few inches of the surface. Make sure you anchor on one of the provided Ancorage bouys.
2014/03/4
Update
Coordinates to the Mosquito Banks Tri-Pod are N 25 4.382, W 80 23.567.  Be careful on the East side out about a 1 mile. 
2014/03/4
Update
Key
Largo est la plus longue, la plus grande et la plus orientale île de la chaîne Keys en Floride, au sud de Miami.
Au nord se trouve la Baie de Floride et au sud sont les détroits de la Floride et l'océan Atlantique.
Il n'y a pas de plages de sable fin. Une grande partie de la partie supérieure de Key Largo est instable et les terres sont protégées, notamment le National Lake
Crocodile
Wildlife Refuge, une zone de 6800 hectares de hamacs feuillus  qui sont le terreau fertile pour le crocodile d'Amérique en voie de disparition. Cette zone est fermée au public.
La plongée sous-marine est une activité importante à Key Largo et des plongeurs de partout dans le monde sont attirés à John Pennekamp Coral Reef Park, le premier parc sous-marin aux États-Unis.
2012/04/16
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Elliot Key (Florida)

26nm
358°
Elliott Key is the northernmost of the true Florida
Keys (those 'keys' which are ancient coral reefs lifted above the present sea level), and the largest key north of Key
Largo. It is located entirely within Biscayne National Park.
It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean to ...
18 Apr 10
Joëlle

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park (Key Largo)

12nm
313°
The first underwater park in the U.S., John Pennekamp Coral Reef State
Park encompasses approximately 70 nautical square miles.
It is the coral reefs and their associated marine life that bring most visitors to the park.
Many enjoy the view of the reef from a glass-bottom ...
31 Mar 10
Joëlle

Pickles Reef (Key Largo)

3.3nm
104°
Pickles Reef is located about five and a half nautical miles off the southern part of Key Largo. Visibility is usually 40 to 70 feet, and current isn't ever really too strong. Pickles Reef has no marker or mooring buoys. The depth of the water here ranges from 10' to 25'. It's located ...
1 Apr 10
Jojo

Long Key (ou Rattlesnake key) (Florida Keys)

33nm
253°
Long Key was called Cayo Vivora (Rattlesnake Key) by early Spanish explorers, a reference to the shape of the island, which resembles a snake with its jaws open, rather than to its denizens.
In the early 20th century, Long
Key was the site of a luxurious fishing resort that ...
5 Apr 10
Joëlle

White Bank Dry Rocks (Key largo)

9.2nm
319°
Key Largo
Dry Rocks lies within the boundaries of the previous Key
Largo National Marine Sanctuary.Key Largo Dry Rocks is located seaward of White Banks and extends to an approximate depth of 30 feet. Dry Rocks SPA covers an area of approximately 0.05nm2, or about 16ha, and ...
1 Apr 10
Joëlle

Conch Reef (Key Largo)

7.5nm
250°
Conch Reef has one of the best developed reef wall systems in the
Keys. Conch Reef contains stands of rare pillar coral and provides excellent habitat for conch. The seaward side has one of the best developed reef wall systems in the keys. Octocorals and basket sponges are also ...
1 Apr 10
Bubal