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Florida Keys Dive Sites - Marquesas
The only known atoll in the Atlantic Ocean. The circle of islands is about 3.5 miles across . The amount of shipwrecks around here is legendary. In 1972, Mel Fisher found the British merchant-slaver Henrietta-Marie which sunk in in June of 1700.


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Location  22 miles west of Key West


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(Marquesas appear as a circular atoll on the left side of the National Wildlife Refuge at the tip of the Keys)

Markers  
Depth

0-20'
nearshore

Experience Level:   Novice
History  
Present Condition  
Sea-Life huge clusters of coral heads can be found off the entire southern edge of the islands in about 8-12 feet of water
Risks -
Warnings
National Wilderness Area
Local Dive Shops Key West
Web Sources News item on emerald recovery nearby