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Sea Turtle

Sea Turtles are ancient creatures with a family history going back 150 million years to the Late Jurassic period. The seven existing species of Sea Turtles are the Flatback Sea Turtle, Green Sea Turtle, Hawksbill Sea Turtle, Kemp’s Ridley Sea Turtle, Leatherback Sea Turtle, Loggerhead Sea Turtle, and Olive Ridley Sea Turtle. Of these species, the Green, Hawksbill, and Loggerhead are the most commonly seen when snorkeling and scuba diving in the Florida Keys. Like other Sea Turtles, these three species migrate long distances to mate and nest. They also seem to like staying near coral reef areas and sea grass beds. The Green Sea Turtle feeds only on sea grass when mature while the Hawksbill and Loggerhead eat jellyfish, sponges, molluscs, and crustaceans. The Loggerhead is the most numerous species worldwide, but all Sea Turtles are endangered. Loggerhead Turtles can be recognized by their reddish-brown carapaces, yellow underbellies, and strong scissors-like beak. Many Sea Turtles have coatings of algae and barnacles on their shells that help to camouflage them as they lie among the rocks and corals.

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  • Key West Morning 2-Tank SCUBA Dive

    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
    185
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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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