Key West Scuba Diving
Looe Key offers one of the most varied and prolific reefs in the
Florida Keys. In 1744 the Frigate H.M.S. Looe ran aground giving the
Key and reef its name. What remains of the ship is just the anchor
and ballast stones. At the eastern end of the reef about 200 yards
from the marker. Now it is all encrusted and only the trained eye
can pick it out from the reef. Looe Key Reef is unlike any other reef
in the Florida Keys. It's varied life is a mix of the patch reefs found
in the lower Keys, and the outside reefs found in the upper keys.
With their fingers of fire, elkhorn, and stagehorn corals.
The water temperature seldom requires more than a wet