Half Moon Preserve Snorkeling

The 16th most popular snorkel dive spot in Florida Southeast.

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Southeast of Miami off Key Biscayne, the snorkeling over the Half Moon wreck is known to be excellent. The calm, shallow waters allow a great opportunity to view the wreck of the 1908 Half Moon in 10 feet of water. The hull has soft corals and sea fans which is good habitat for the angelfish, damselfish and other reef fish.

The Half Moon wreck is located about 225 feet to the northwest of red marker #2 coming out of Bear Cut channel. To reach the snorkeling in southeast Florida by air, there are several options. The most popular option is to fly into Miami International Airport (MIA), which is served by all major US and international airlines. Also nearby, a potentially lower cost option is to fly into Ft Lauderdale airport (FLL). From either of these airports, you can rent a car to drive to the dive site, but watch out for automated cash-less toll highways along the way.

Overall, Half Moon Preserve is the 16th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 24 snorkeling dives in Florida Southeast. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Half Moon Preserve including Biscayne National Park, Hollywood North Beach Park, Crandon Park, Neptune Memorial Reef, Blue Heron Bridge and Cape Florida State Park.


Local Contact(s):  Biscayne National Park 305-230-1100; Florida Tourism (850) 488-5607

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Florida" from Brad Bertelli

Recommended Map:  "Miami Recreation Dive Map" from Top Spot

Best Season:  Any

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/bisc/

Article Source:   Best Half Moon Preserve Snorkeling Review https://www.snorkelingdives.com/?id=23527

GPS:  25.727567, -80.134483

Date Published:  12/31/2011

Date Updated:  11/19/2016

ID:  23527

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