Reef Dives: Little Conch Reef

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Located 6 miles east of Windley Key, just south of Conch Reef in 30 feet of water, this shallow water dive site is close to the wreck of the Infante (about 75 yards) there are ledges to explore and corals, sponges, seafans as well as eels and the occasional nurse shark.

Little Conch Reef is the site of active lobster hunting during the sport lobster season.

Tube sponges, seafans and some elkhorn coral make this a pretty site for photography. Divers and snorkelers can enjoy the site together.

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Located six miles east of Windley Key, Little Conch Reef spreads a half mile across a flat sand bed inside the inner reef.

Little Conch Reef Islamorada

Little Conch Reef Islamorada

This site is just south of Conch Reef and is a great place for shallower diving. Average depth of the area ranges from 15 to 30 feet.

The ledges are located 100 yards west and the Infante, the site of a sunken Spanish Galleon, lies just 75 yards southwest of Little Conch Reef.

Common to this area are nurse sharks and moray eels as well as barrel coral and small amounts of elkhorn coral. The Reef also contains tube sponges and seafan colonies.

Little Conch Reef attracts minimal commercial diving but generally draws large amounts of lobster harvesting throughout the season. (Read more at Divespots)

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