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 French Reef

Dive Type:
Reef Dive
Typical Depth Range: 20 to 100 feet
Expertise Required: Novice to Advanced


Located 1.5 miles north of Molasses Reef, French Reef is a spectral reef consisting of many 'swim-throughs', overhanging ledges and caves. The small 3-4 foot caves harbor a wide variety of wildlife. Large grouper have been known to hang out in Hourglass Cave and you will want to search for Christmas Tree Cave and White Sand Bottom Cave. Look for stingrays which may be found hovering the sand bottom between the spurs on French Reef.

Also located at the reef is an old galleon anchor whose flukes stick out from under a large head of brain coral. Keep an eye out for numerous fire coral ledges, in addition to Elkhorn corals and large brain corals.


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