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Lemon Shark

The Lemon Shark is named for its pale yellow-brown coloring and rough skin that suggests the color and texture of a lemon. In the western Atlantic Ocean, Lemon Sharks range through the coastal inshore waters from New Jersey to the tropical waters of southern Brazil, including into the Gulf of Mexico. The Lemon Shark is a large shark, common at lengths between 95 to 120 inches and reaching a maximum length of 125 to 135 inches and weight of 405 lbs. It has a stocky body and blunt nose, and is easily identified by a second dorsal fin, which is similar in size and shape to the first dorsal fin. Lemon Sharks feed more actively during darker moon phases than on the full moon or during the day. Groups of Lemon Sharks have been observed to gather around piers and fishing docks during the night then return to deeper water in the day. Around Key West, Lemon Sharks can be seen on the deep reef, on wrecks, and on the Flats.

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    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
    Best Rate
    89
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    Best Rate
    89
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  • Key West Afternoon 2-Tank SCUBA Dive

    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 Keys

    Duration: 4.5 Hours (approx.) Activity Level: Difficult
    Best Rate
    89
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    Best Rate
    89
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  • Key West Dive in a Day Scuba Resort Course

    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
    $250
    185
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    $250
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  • Key West PADI Open Water Certification

    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: Difficult
    Best Rate
    499
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    Best Rate
    499
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