Clownfish, Philippines. Photo by Stephane Rochon.

A dive site atlas made by divers for divers
Enjoy and contribute!

 Alligator Reef

USA, Florida, Keys, Upper Keys

Other places:

This is an interactive map! Use controls to pan and zoom this map.

Datum: WGS84 [ Help ]
Precision: Approximate

GPS History (2)

Latitude: 24° 51.059' N
Longitude: 80° 37.157' W

User rating (0)


  • Favourite
  • Your favourites and future dive site lists

    Add dive sites to your profile

 Access

English (Translate this text in English): "Alligator Reef is a small bank reef with some transitional reef features. It is located between the shallow reefs of the Upper Keys and the deeper, drowned reefs of the Middle Keys, and lies approximately 3.5 nautical miles (7km) southeast of Upper Matecumbe Key." It has a lighthouse that it is visible from the highway between Mile Markers 77 and 80, in a good visibility day." Source: floridakeys.noaa.gov

English (Translate this text in English): "Alligator Reef is a small bank reef with some transitional reef features. It is located between the shallow reefs of the Upper Keys and the deeper, drowned reefs of the Middle Keys, and lies approximately 3.5 nautical miles (7km) southeast of Upper Matecumbe Key." It has a lighthouse that it is visible from the highway between Mile Markers 77 and 80, in a good visibility day." Source: floridakeys.noaa.gov

"Alligator Reef is a small bank reef with some transitional reef features. It is located between the shallow reefs of the Upper Keys and the deeper, drowned reefs of the Middle Keys, and lies approximately 3.5 nautical miles (7km) southeast of Upper Matecumbe Key." It has a lighthouse that it is visible from the highway between Mile Markers 77 and 80, in a good visibility day." Source: floridakeys.noaa.gov

English (Translate this text in English): "Alligator Reef is a small bank reef with some transitional reef features. It is located between the shallow reefs of the Upper Keys and the deeper, drowned reefs of the Middle Keys, and lies approximately 3.5 nautical miles (7km) southeast of Upper Matecumbe Key." It has a lighthouse that it is visible from the highway between Mile Markers 77 and 80, in a good visibility day." Source: floridakeys.noaa.gov

English (Translate this text in English): "Alligator Reef is a small bank reef with some transitional reef features. It is located between the shallow reefs of the Upper Keys and the deeper, drowned reefs of the Middle Keys, and lies approximately 3.5 nautical miles (7km) southeast of Upper Matecumbe Key." It has a lighthouse that it is visible from the highway between Mile Markers 77 and 80, in a good visibility day." Source: floridakeys.noaa.gov

English (Translate this text in English): "Alligator Reef is a small bank reef with some transitional reef features. It is located between the shallow reefs of the Upper Keys and the deeper, drowned reefs of the Middle Keys, and lies approximately 3.5 nautical miles (7km) southeast of Upper Matecumbe Key." It has a lighthouse that it is visible from the highway between Mile Markers 77 and 80, in a good visibility day." Source: floridakeys.noaa.gov

English (Translate this text in English): "Alligator Reef is a small bank reef with some transitional reef features. It is located between the shallow reefs of the Upper Keys and the deeper, drowned reefs of the Middle Keys, and lies approximately 3.5 nautical miles (7km) southeast of Upper Matecumbe Key." It has a lighthouse that it is visible from the highway between Mile Markers 77 and 80, in a good visibility day." Source: floridakeys.noaa.gov

English (Translate this text in English): "Alligator Reef is a small bank reef with some transitional reef features. It is located between the shallow reefs of the Upper Keys and the deeper, drowned reefs of the Middle Keys, and lies approximately 3.5 nautical miles (7km) southeast of Upper Matecumbe Key." It has a lighthouse that it is visible from the highway between Mile Markers 77 and 80, in a good visibility day." Source: floridakeys.noaa.gov

English (Translate this text in English): "Alligator Reef is a small bank reef with some transitional reef features. It is located between the shallow reefs of the Upper Keys and the deeper, drowned reefs of the Middle Keys, and lies approximately 3.5 nautical miles (7km) southeast of Upper Matecumbe Key." It has a lighthouse that it is visible from the highway between Mile Markers 77 and 80, in a good visibility day." Source: floridakeys.noaa.gov

How? By boat

Distance Good boat time (< 30min)

Easy to find? Easy to find

 Dive site Characteristics

Average depth 3 m / 9.8 ft

Max depth 21.3 m / 69.9 ft

Current 

Visibility Excellent ( > 30 m)

Quality

Dive site quality Good

Experience All divers

Bio interest Interesting

More details

Week crowd 

Week-end crowd 

Dive type

- Reef

Dive site activities

- Children dive
- Snorkeling / Free diving

Dangers

 Additional Information

English (Translate this text in English): "The name honors the U.S. Navy schooner Alligator, part of the U. S. Navy Anti-Piracy Squadron that had recently been established in Key West, which went aground at this location in 1822. The Alligator was blown up after removing as much as possible from it to prevent it from being used by pirates. Countless vessels have also sunk here on the reef's jagged coral. This lighthouse cost $185,000 to build at that time. To support the tower, a 2,000 lb (900 kg) hammer was used to drive the 12" (300 mm) iron pilings ten feet (3 m) into the coral." Source: wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): "The name honors the U.S. Navy schooner Alligator, part of the U. S. Navy Anti-Piracy Squadron that had recently been established in Key West, which went aground at this location in 1822. The Alligator was blown up after removing as much as possible from it to prevent it from being used by pirates. Countless vessels have also sunk here on the reef's jagged coral. This lighthouse cost $185,000 to build at that time. To support the tower, a 2,000 lb (900 kg) hammer was used to drive the 12" (300 mm) iron pilings ten feet (3 m) into the coral." Source: wikipedia.org

"The name honors the U.S. Navy schooner Alligator, part of the U. S. Navy Anti-Piracy Squadron that had recently been established in Key West, which went aground at this location in 1822. The Alligator was blown up after removing as much as possible from it to prevent it from being used by pirates. Countless vessels have also sunk here on the reef's jagged coral. This lighthouse cost $185,000 to build at that time. To support the tower, a 2,000 lb (900 kg) hammer was used to drive the 12" (300 mm) iron pilings ten feet (3 m) into the coral." Source: wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): "The name honors the U.S. Navy schooner Alligator, part of the U. S. Navy Anti-Piracy Squadron that had recently been established in Key West, which went aground at this location in 1822. The Alligator was blown up after removing as much as possible from it to prevent it from being used by pirates. Countless vessels have also sunk here on the reef's jagged coral. This lighthouse cost $185,000 to build at that time. To support the tower, a 2,000 lb (900 kg) hammer was used to drive the 12" (300 mm) iron pilings ten feet (3 m) into the coral." Source: wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): "The name honors the U.S. Navy schooner Alligator, part of the U. S. Navy Anti-Piracy Squadron that had recently been established in Key West, which went aground at this location in 1822. The Alligator was blown up after removing as much as possible from it to prevent it from being used by pirates. Countless vessels have also sunk here on the reef's jagged coral. This lighthouse cost $185,000 to build at that time. To support the tower, a 2,000 lb (900 kg) hammer was used to drive the 12" (300 mm) iron pilings ten feet (3 m) into the coral." Source: wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): "The name honors the U.S. Navy schooner Alligator, part of the U. S. Navy Anti-Piracy Squadron that had recently been established in Key West, which went aground at this location in 1822. The Alligator was blown up after removing as much as possible from it to prevent it from being used by pirates. Countless vessels have also sunk here on the reef's jagged coral. This lighthouse cost $185,000 to build at that time. To support the tower, a 2,000 lb (900 kg) hammer was used to drive the 12" (300 mm) iron pilings ten feet (3 m) into the coral." Source: wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): "The name honors the U.S. Navy schooner Alligator, part of the U. S. Navy Anti-Piracy Squadron that had recently been established in Key West, which went aground at this location in 1822. The Alligator was blown up after removing as much as possible from it to prevent it from being used by pirates. Countless vessels have also sunk here on the reef's jagged coral. This lighthouse cost $185,000 to build at that time. To support the tower, a 2,000 lb (900 kg) hammer was used to drive the 12" (300 mm) iron pilings ten feet (3 m) into the coral." Source: wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): "The name honors the U.S. Navy schooner Alligator, part of the U. S. Navy Anti-Piracy Squadron that had recently been established in Key West, which went aground at this location in 1822. The Alligator was blown up after removing as much as possible from it to prevent it from being used by pirates. Countless vessels have also sunk here on the reef's jagged coral. This lighthouse cost $185,000 to build at that time. To support the tower, a 2,000 lb (900 kg) hammer was used to drive the 12" (300 mm) iron pilings ten feet (3 m) into the coral." Source: wikipedia.org

English (Translate this text in English): "The name honors the U.S. Navy schooner Alligator, part of the U. S. Navy Anti-Piracy Squadron that had recently been established in Key West, which went aground at this location in 1822. The Alligator was blown up after removing as much as possible from it to prevent it from being used by pirates. Countless vessels have also sunk here on the reef's jagged coral. This lighthouse cost $185,000 to build at that time. To support the tower, a 2,000 lb (900 kg) hammer was used to drive the 12" (300 mm) iron pilings ten feet (3 m) into the coral." Source: wikipedia.org

 Photos

Show all (0)...

No available picture

 Dive logs

Add dive log

Show all (3)...

mreuvers1975 avatar
Alligator Reef
By mreuvers1975
Nov 19, 2007
#046 ALLIGATOR REEF (USA) -
More...
mreuvers1975 avatar
Alligator Reef
By mreuvers1975
Nov 19, 2007
#045 ALLIGATOR DEEP (USA) -
More...

 Dive trips

Add trip

Show all (1)...

mreuvers1975 avatar
Trip: Florida 2007
By mreuvers1975
From Nov 6, 2007 to Nov 24, 2007
Not really a dive trip, but I made two dives at the Keys during my holiday here...
More...

 Comments

Add comment

Show all (0)...

Be the first to comment this country

Errors, Feedback

You can edit this page to correct errors or add new information. If you have any problems regarding this page, Send us feedback.

Advertise

Wannadive.net 24/24

Wannadive.net on your mobile

Google Play Application

RSS All the RSS feeds of Wannadive.net

Newsletter All news by email

Friends of Wannadive