There are many species of Butterfly Fish found in coral reef environments throughout Indo-Pacific and Caribbean waters. The Banded Butterfly Fish, so named for its three bold black vertical stripes on a cream background, is common on the Florida Reef. Another easily recognizable species is the Foureye Butterfly Fish that has a large black spot meant to confuse predators on both sides of its tail and a dark bar running across its eye. The Spotfin Butterfly Fish, with a yellow-trimmed white body and black eye stripe may also be seen on Key West scuba diving trips. Butterfly Fish are small fish similar to Angelfish but more disc-shaped. Their narrow, tweezers-like snout allows them to feed on small organisms like coral polyps and the tentacles of featherduster and Christmas-tree worms. They can be seen feeding alone, in pairs, or in groups over shallow reefs and seaward reef edges.
Try one of the top Key West dive trips – A morning 2-tank wreck dive on the 525-foot USNS Vandenberg, a WWII-era troop transport & missile-tracking ship.Duration: 4.5 Hours Activity Level: Difficult
Afternoon two-tank Key West Scuba dive trips offer divers the chance to explore two different dive sites on the pristine coral reef system of the Florida KeysDuration: 4.5 Hours (approx.) Activity Level: Difficult
The Dive in a Day Scuba Resort Course is the absolute best way for a person to experience diving. Great for those who want to try scuba diving in Key West.Duration: 9 Hours Activity Level: Moderate
Looking for a great adventure in Key West? Enter the amazing world of scuba diving the fun and easy way, with PADI Open Water Certification in Key West.Duration: 3 Days Activity Level: DifficultBest RateDetails