Top Ten Reef Dives

Unlock an Underwater Paradise: Florida Keys, USA
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Besides being the source of inspiration for songwriter Jimmy Buffet and displaying portraits of sunsets that surpass any Picasso, the Florida Keys host the longest living reef in the western hemisphere, making diving and snorkeling here unforgettable. It is an ideal and easily accessible place for beginners or those who want to get their certification.

There are more than 500 wrecks to explore, including Civil War wrecks and Spanish galleons, the world's first underwater hotel, more dive shops per square mile than anywhere else in the world, and crystal-clear waters that allow you to see what seems like the other side of the Atlantic.

And the mood? Funky and fun. Activity outside of the water offers quite a unique mix of experiences as well, from airboat rides through the swamps of Everglades National Park to a tour of Hemingway’s home in Key West. So bring along the cut-offs and flip flops and your best rendition of Margaritaville, then dive into all the Keys have to offer.


Best Hotels in Florida Keys

$331-$469
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Southernmost on the Beach
$379-$409
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Santa Maria Suites Resort
$323
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La Mer Hotel and Dewey House

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