Scuba Dive Key West and experience the third largest barrier reef in the world. Key West is also home to the only living barrier reef system in North America, where you will find the reef formations near the coastline. The reef is approximately 6 miles offshore, which makes it extremely accessible for Scuba Divers. Key West has the majority of its dive sites located in the National Marine Sanctuary, which is a highly protected area and houses a spectacular underwater world. Over 500 species of tropical fish, and over 100 species of corals can be found in the waters; this also allows for shallower dive depths ranging from 15 feet to about 40 feet. There are also many ship wrecks that can found in the waters of Key West, with the General Hoyt S. Vandenberg being one of the most popular and sought after ship wrecks for scuba divers. The Vandenberg is a 523 foot long ship, that is seven miles south of Key West. The ship was sunk in May of 2009 and sits in approximately 145 feet of water, with the superstructure beginning about 45 feet below the surface. With so many options available scuba dive Key West and experience something that less than 10% of the world gets to experience!