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March 25, 2010 2:59 PM Pacific (GMT -8)
Islamorada, Middle Keys, Florida Keys
Hundreds of coral reefs (all included in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary). Angelfish, barracuda, butterflyfish, jacks and parrotfish are everywhere. No liveaboards, but all diving is from boats. Many high quality dive operators. Most diving in the 10-50ft/3-15m range (no walls). Excellent snorkeling and beginner/shallow diving. Visibility normally 30-60ft/9-18m. All types of accommodations (including camping), and excellent restaurants, bars and nightlife.

Lat/long: 24? 0' N, 80? 0' W Time zone: Eastern, GMT -5 (observes daylight savings time)
Int'l airport: Miami Int'l (MIA), Miami, Florida Nearest chamber: Florida
Local/regional flights: Not required Official language(s): English
Electricity: 110V 60Hz    Other common:
Weights & measures: English Official currency: US$
Public water supply: Safe    Other common:
Biting insects:
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Archeological ruins
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Marine Life
Mammals
Dolphins
Killer whales
Humpback whales
Gray whales
Other whales
Seals
Sea lions
Manatees / dugongs
Sharks
Reef sharks
Great white sharks
Hammerhead sharks
Whale sharks
Other pelagic sharks
Rays and skates
Manta rays
Eagle rays
Other rays / skates
Other fish
Angelfish
Anglerfish
Anthias/basslets
Barracuda
Butterflyfish
Cowfish / trunkfish
Damselfish
Moray eels
Other eels
Fusiliers
Gobies / blennies
Grouper / bass
Halibut / flounder / other flatfish
Jacks
Lionfish
Parrotfish
Scorpionfish / sculpin
Sea horses / pipefish
Small schooling fish
Snapper
Squirrelfish
Surgeonfish
Triggerfish
Wrasses
Other vertebrates
Sea snakes
Turtles
Other invertebrates
Hard coral
Soft coral
Sponges
Anemones
Clams
Crabs
Jellyfish / comb jellies / pelagic tunicates
Lobster
Nudibranchs / flatworms
Octopus / squid / cuttlefish
Sea stars
Shrimp
Tunicates
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Giant kelp
Other kelp
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