Finz reef diving trips are known for the exceptional customer service, personal attention to detail, and relaxed atmosphere. Our 2 tank reef dive is full of amazing fish and coral life and is sure to amaze you. The trip starts with meeting our professional crew and getting you outfitted with any equipment you may need. We take all your stuff to the boat and a few minutes later we are moving through the mangroves on the way to our ocean dive site.
About Our Reef Diving Trips
Finz is the fastest 6 pack dive boat in the lower keys which means more time in the water for you. Our short boat ride is sometimes interrupted by various wildlife including dolphins, turtles, or manatees. Once we arrive at the reef site our divemaster leads the plunge into the ocean and leads you on the most amazing adventure you are sure to experience on your vacation. Finz reef dive is full of amazing colors of both hard and soft corals, sea fans, fish life, and other marine creatures. Our divers have seen Turtles, Dolphins, Rays, Eels, Sharks, and more on the Finz reef dive.
We do not limit our dives on an arbitrary time, like some other shops. Our dive time is limited by safe diving practices and comfort in the water. Finz always provides a divemaster in the water with our divers allowing you more comfort and opportunity to experience the dive. The divemaster will help you to remain safe and comfortable throughout your adventure. Once your time underwater is done our crew will transfer your gear to the next tank and prepare you for the next part of your adventure.
Finz reef diving trips are the best way to experience the longest dive with the most wildlife anywhere. Our 6 pack dive boats are fully equipped to take your group diving comfortably on any of the many reef sites around Key West.
About The Florida Keys Reef
The Keys are home to the Florida Keys Reef, stretching for 220 miles along the south-east coast of Florida. It runs from Key Biscayne off of Miami, down to the Dry Tortugas, 70 miles west of Key West. This makes the Florida Keys Reef the world’s 3rd largest coral barrier reef after Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and Belize’s Meso-American Reef. Roughly 2/3rds of the Florida Keys Reef is located in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Coral reefs, mangroves and seagrass beds comprise the complex, interdependent ecosystem of the living reef.
Corals are not plants – they are living animals, a community of organisms, or polyps, that together create a reef. Reefs in the Keys are comprised of many varieties of corals – more than 45 species of stony (hard) corals and 37 species of octocorals (sea fans and soft corals). Hard corals, such as brain and star corals are the major architects of the Florida Keys reef. Most hard corals in the Keys grow at only 1/4 – 1/2 inch a year. Branching corals, such as Staghorn, grow faster, up to 1 1/2 inches a year but are more brittle and are easily damaged by storms, boat anchors, and careless people. A snorkeler can kill a coral just by touching it. Even a fin brushing the coral can badly damage the organism. This is the reason for the “No Touch No Take” zones in the reef preserve.
The living reef provides specialized habitats that provide shelter, food and breeding sites for many plants and animals – nearly 1,400 species. In just fish, there are almost 500 species that make use of the reefs. Among the many varieties are parrotfish, multi-colored wrasses, grouper, grunt, butterfly fish, angelfish, hogfish, porcupinefish, trumpetfish, and snapper. Sea Turtles, rays, lobster, crab, octopus, and dolphins also make use of the living reef. Reef Diving Trips are truely amazing.