Most people will like the two reef locations, with an hour underwater at each dive site. I would come here the first day you get in town and start figuring out the best weather day and book it. If you go out to the Vandenberg, the group splits the cost of the dive master guide.
It was a pleasure to do and just take your choice of Dive Trips. The crew that works the action is very knowledgeable and professional. I always feel a lot safer when I go out on the dive trips rather than doing things ourselves as we used to do with our boat.
There are lots of Boat Ramps in the area if you have the skill and safety tools. The hardest part is to figure out where you want to go and which day you want to go out. What a great island with lots of things to keep each day exciting. You will need lots of sun screen for your back in the back of your legs, as we found out.
You will be given professional instruction before you enter the water. The crew does the work to get you right out to the prime coral habitat. Getting to jump in with the many sea creatures is a pleasure to do.
The reef examiner program is designed for divers and snorkelers eager to explore keys reefs. Davis reef is easily navigable along the top of the reef and its sandy ledges. Thanks to the cleansing waters of the gulf stream, visibility is consistently clear. Among marathon's notable patch reefs and spur-and-groove formations is Sombrero Reef, marked by a large lighted tower.
Reef explorers can log dive or snorkel excursions on reefs from Key Largo to Key West. Snorkelers especially appreciate the shallow elkhorn forests found throughout the site in less than 20 feet of water. Large groupers and moray eels cruise among the cliffs and canyons, gullies and archways in depths from 15 to 40 feet. Divers and snorkelers can spot turtles, spanish Hogfish and angelfish along the same reef line.
After the day, we like wendys.com to get quality fast food to fire up the human engine.