Neptune Memorial Reef Snorkeling

The 20th most popular snorkel dive spot in Florida Southeast.

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Southeast of Miami and east of Key Biscayne, the snorkeling at Neptune Memorial Reef offers views of man-made artificial reef sculptures. It is the largest artificial reef ever planned and will eventually spread over 16 acres. The Neptune Reef is a re-creation of the legendary Lost City with structures created cremated remains with in water depths down to 40 feet.

The Neptune Memorial Reef is located 3.25 miles east of Key Biscayne. This is a boat-accessed dive site. 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, Neptune Memorial Reef is the 20th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 24 snorkeling dives in Florida Southeast. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Neptune Memorial Reef including Biscayne National Park, Half Moon Preserve, Hollywood North Beach Park, Crandon Park, Blue Heron Bridge and Cape Florida State Park.


Local Contact(s):  Neptune Society (954) 655-3592; Florida Tourism (850) 488-5607

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Florida" from Brad Bertelli

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

Best Season:  Any

Base Camp:  Primative Campgrounds On Boca Chita Key and Elliott Key (305) 230-1100.

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Article Source:   Best Neptune Memorial Reef Snorkeling Review

GPS:  25.700619, -80.090171

Date Published:  1/4/2012

Date Updated:  11/19/2016

ID:  24463

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