The Florida Keys, and the Upper Keys, especially, have some of the world's greatest reefs and wrecks to both Dive and Snorkel. The beauty and grace of watching a ray or shark glide by....the sheer brilliance of color of a Queen Parrot Fish ... the improbable architecture of patch coral reefs.
The undersea flora and fauna are spectacular and that is in large part due to the efforts of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
The Sanctuary has done a remarkable job in assisting boaters with keeping our coral reeks intact by providing mooring buoys at popular, and some not quite so well know, reefs and wrecks. By mooring to the buoys our reefs are shielded from potential anchor damage.
As a public service your Conchquitador is providing diagrams of reefs and the location of their associated mooring buoys. Feel free to print out and take with you the next time you head out.
Of course only use these maps for information and not navigation as they may not be to scale. And if you need any information regarding any of the reefs or wrecks, just contact me and I'll give you the inside scoop!