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Dangling off the tippy end of Florida, the Keys, which stretch more than 160 kilometres/100 miles from Key Largo to Key West, almost look like an afterthought and have always taken pride in their unique “Conch Republic” ideals. They have hosted everyone from Hemingway to James Cameron. But, for us, it’s the diving that elevates the Key’s status. You can wind your way down the Key’s one superior wreck experience after another. Behemoths like theSpiegel Grove and the Vandenberg take dozens of dives to explore, while some of the older wrecks like the Bibb and Duane have developed into such diverse marine ecosystems that you’ll want to slow down to savor all the action. Tarpon, barracuda and sea turtles commonly inhabit these artificial reefs, as do thick clouds of schooling fish and giant goliath groupers. Current is common on most of the wrecks, so you’ll need to come prepared with inflatable signal tube. The United States’ only barrier reef meanders off the Keys, and most of the shallow reef diving is done among spur and groove reef formations. Look for rare leatherback sea turtles sleeping under ledges, and nurse sharks, too. Above the water, they Keys almost need no introduction. Key West is famed for writers, treasure and the wilds of Duval Street. And the Key’s also offer some of the world’s best big game fishing. But, don’t leave without trying the conch chowder and key lime pie.

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