Big Pine Key Diving & Snorkeling
For those who ache to drown out the everyday commotion and seek the refuge of the silent beauty of these crystal turquoise waters of the Florida Keys Big Pine Key and the Lower Keys is the place to be for scuba diving and snorkeling. The Lower Florida Keys are some of the least touched islands of the whole chain of islands, making for a fantastic opportunity to experience the good old Florida Keys charm that has enchanted so many over the years. In the Big Pine Key area, there are plenty of dive shops that typically offer two to three scuba diving trips each day so you are sure catch a ride out to some of the many dive destinations of the Lower Keys. At Big Pine Key dive shops you will find all your needs met, including rental equipment to go diving in the FL Keys.
A typical spot, Looe Key Marine Sanctuary is merely five miles off the coast of Big Pine Key Florida. Here you can find over 150 varied species of fish and 50 different coral formations. In 1998, the 210-foot Adolphus Busch was intentionally sunk in 110 feet of water to form an artificial reef about three miles west of Looe Key. This wreck was prepared for the advanced diver, with large through holes cut for exploration. Bahia Honda State Park, Boca Chica, and Cudjoe Key are also wonderful places to dive. Bahia Honda State Park is ideal for beginners because of the less intimidating shallow waters. No matter where you decide to dive into the Lower Florida Keys waters you are sure to have all your troubles and worries washed away.