Snapper Ledge – Key Largo
The Snapper Ledge Dive Site is a small coral reef located within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. It offers exceptional Key Largo Diving, and is a favorite of Dive Centers in the area. It lies to the southeast of Key Largo, to the south the Key Largo Existing Management Area and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park. Unlike many reefs within the Sanctuary, this reef is not within a Sanctuary Preservation Area (SPA). It is near Pickles Reef. Since 2009, the Coral Restoration Foundation has used Snapper Ledge as a nursery site to grow Elkhorn Coral.
The amazing thing about the site is the abundance of schooling fishes, especially grunts and goat fish. As it is an particularly small area, there are only 2 mooring balls on the site, so usually not mane boat are on it at the same time.
Sea Dwellers Dive Center of Key Largo visits the site regularly, and the site was voted “Top 5 most popular Key Largo dive sites” by our scuba diver customers in a Facebook survey in 2013.
This wonderful Video by Underwater Videographer Frazier Nivens, shows the beauty of Snapper Ledge…