|01 Sand Key
24¡27'36" N 81¡52'47" W Sand Key reef is located approximately six miles south of Key West Florida. This reef is one of the most frequently visited reefs in the world and is known as a coral disease 'hot spot'. It is marked by the famous Sand Key light that was engineered by General George Meade and first lit in 1849. The creation of this light put an end to the Florida Keys Wrecking Industry. This is a spur and groove formed reef typical of the Florida Keys reef line. Thirty years ago this was one of the most beautiful reefs near Key West. Today there is less than 2% coral coverage.
|02 Rock Key
Rock Key reef 24 27.21N 81 51.60W is located less than a mile east of Sand Key light reef and is a very popular snorkel site. Disease and hurricanes have destroyed the majority of elkhorn coral on this reef.
|03 Geiger Key
Geiger Key is located about ten miles east of Key West. Approximate location of monitoring dives 24 34 18.59N X 81 39 15.41 W
|04 Western Dry Rocks
Western Dry Rocks Reef is located at 24 26.63 X 81 55.61 west southwest of Key West.
|05 Western Sambo
Western Sambo reef 24¡ 29.400 'N, 081¡ 40.500'W is located due south of Stock Island 5 miles to the east of key West. This reef has been subject to over use by snorkelers and divers, boat groundings and Hurricanes, It once was home to what seemed like endless amounts of Elkhorn coral. Today very little Elkhorn coral remains.
|06 Eastern Dry Rocks
Eastern Dry Rocks reef 24 27.72
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