Reef Dives: Turtle Reef

Turtle Reef Key Largo

Turtle Reef, also know as Turtle Rocks, is on the very northern edge of the Key Largo National Marine Sanctuary. Most reef species are represented here, including Eagle Rays, plenty of Nurse Sharks, and an occasional moray.

This site is relatively shallow, with its visibility usually good as its location protects it from the strong currents lying beyond. It is located off-shore from the Ocean Reef area of Key Largo.

There are four mooring buoys marking the length of the reef. This is a wonderful spot to visit as it gets few divers due to it’s northern location. Lots of rocky caves and archways. (Read more at Divebuddy)

Turtle Reef Key Largo Wiki

Turtle Reef Key Largo

Turtle Reef Key Largo

Turtle Reef (or Turtle Rocks) is a coral reef located within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

It lies to the east of Key Largo, within the Key Largo Existing Management Area, which is immediately to the east of John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Unlike many reefs within the National Marine Sanctuary, this reef is not within a Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA).

The reef is north of Carysfort Reef. (Via Wikipedia)

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