Reef Dives: Eastern Dry Rocks

Eastern Dry Rocks Key West

Eastern Dry Rocks Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA) contains a concentration of important bank reef habitats within a small area, and ranges in depth from five to 35 feet.

Eastern Dry Rocks is located a half-mile east of Rock Key SPA.

Eastern Dry Rocks SPA is typical of most reef formations in the area, with a rubble zone and long fingers of coral with sand and coral-filled canyons. (Source: noaa.gov)

Eastern Dry Rocks Key West

Eastern Dry Rocks Key West

Eastern Dry Rocks Key West

Marked at the west end by a steel beam, this Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA) is located two miles due east of Sand Key and six miles south of Key West.

The SPA is .1 square nautical miles and is a no-take zone.

On the Southwestern end of the Eastern Dry Rocks lays an old galleon, which is nearly impossible to distinguish.

Divers will find stone ballast with brass fittings.This ship has and continues to produce artifacts.

The enthusiastic and dedicated diver will be able to unveil some of these items.

Large corals and lobsters are commonly seen in this area. via Divespots

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