Warm-water diving offers something for everyone, and nowhere is that truer than in the inviting waters off south Florida and the Keys. Coral reefs, wrecks, artificial reefs, shore-diving spots — you name it, you'll find it somewhere along the Sunshine State's seemingly endless coast.
Molasses Reef, Key Largo
Divers flock to the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, and one of its most popular sites is this spur-and-groove reef packed with tropical fish. The profusion of corals and fish might lead you to believe you’re finning around an aquarium, until you come face to face with a fish that's decidely not tank-sized — the goliath grouper.
USS Vandenberg, Key West
In the words of Scuba Diving editors: “You small. Wreck big.” That pretty much sums up the experience of diving this 523-foot steel behemoth. It’s no longer the world’s longest artificial reef, but in the two-plus years since its intentional sinking, the Vandy is Key West's most requested dive and a budding haven for corals and schooling fish. (For more on diving the Vandenberg, click here.)