Experience Key Largos Best Snorkel Trip
WE ARE PROUD TO INTRODUCE YOU TO…THE CALYPSO! OUR BRAND NEW 2022 51ft SNORKEL ONLY BOAT!
Looking for an all inclusive snorkeling boat? This is the start of an incredible underwater journey with the best key largo snorkeling sites and friendly staff. We at Silent World would like to introduce you to our brand new 2022 boat, The Calypso. It is perfect for you and your snorkel buddies to make a splash at Pennekamp park!
The Calypso is a 51’ Corinthian with plenty of room for your family and friends to make your Florida Keys visit a memorable experience. Whether you are visiting the beautiful Florida Keys long term, a quick getaway or a local looking for a day out on the water. Our key largo snorkeling tour is something you cannot miss out on. Our all inclusive boat provides fruit slices, water and a cooler for outside snacks and drinks. We take pride in being an eco-conscious dive shop and protecting our only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States by supplying FREE reef safe sunscreen. Our professionals will be there to help you with any questions about the environment, equipment, or snorkeling. Enjoy a snorkeling trip through mild tropical waters for an unforgettable trip. We cannot wait for you to meet the Calypso!
What requirements are needed to snorkel?
Make sure to be a “good” swimmer. This is defined as being able to swim in the ocean without assistance from others or flotation devices for extended periods/distance.
Minimum age allowed on the Silent World Scuba boat in any capacity is 5 years old.
Please Note: We do not “guarantee” a particular dive site. If weather/conditions or other factors arise, the Captain may select alternate locations for the best experience!
$55.00 – $68.00
(Price varies depending on snorkeler or passenger seats on boat)
Check In Times: The Calypso
Morning Trips: 8:15am
Mid Morning Trip: 11:15am
Afternoon Trip: 2:15pm
Check In Times: The Phoenix
Morning Trips: 7:45AM
Afternoon Trips: 12:15PM
Why Snorkel In Key Largo?
The ocean is one of the last and greatest frontiers on planet Earth, as mysterious and beautiful as it is fragile. Located on the very southern tip of Florida, the chain of islands known as the Florida Keys are home to the last living coral barrier reef in North America. It is also home to the first undersea state park in the United States and our favorite place for diving, snorkeling, and exploring the world beneath the waves. Parks include John Pennekamp stake park, Bahia Honda state park, Dry Tortugas national park, and more!
Why Choose Silent World?
Here at Silent World Dive Center, we aim to provide an all-inclusive experience to our divers and snorkelers, focusing on an eco-friendly diving experience you’ll never forget. With decades of experience living near and diving the Key Largo reef, Silent World Dive Center is run by 5-star PADI-trained instructors and staff for maximum safety and enjoyment out on the water. We offer only small-group excursions to ensure we give each of our patrons the attention and assistance needed for a world-class dive.
How To Get Started
You can reserving your spot on our boat through our Online Booking System or Call Us: (305)-451-3252 to book over the phone.
Why Is Florida Keys Called The Dive Capital Of The World?
The Florida Keys is home to the last living coral reef in North America; and the 3rd largest barrier in the world. Because of this, many realize that this is a one-of-a-kind experience. The sites are also easily accessible to divers and snorkelers, making Key Largo snorkeling an experience to remember.
Why Take A Snorkel Tour In Florida Keys?
Our tours provide an unforgettable journey to the underwater world that can’t be found anywhere else. We provide care and attention to each person that visits these amazing coral reefs. Here at Silent World, our center is run by a 5-star PADI- trained instructors and staff that prioritize your enjoyment and safety. Our tours are small-group excursions that give all patrons the time and attention they need to truly capture the full experience of this amazing world below the surface. Our mission is to give you an amazing experience you will never forget!
What Is the Best Time to Snorkel in Key Largo
Key Largo's incredibly clear water and world-famous reefs make for fantastic snorkeling any time of the day. That said, as with most diving, sunlight penetrates the deepest when it is directly overhead, typically at or just after noon.
Can You Snorkel From the Shore in Key Largo?
There are two designated areas for beach-accessible snorkeling in John Pennekamp State Park. However, the most beautiful snorkeling locations are only accessible by dive boat. Let our team take you to life changing locations around the reef, like The Christ of the Abyss Statue, the Benwood wreck, and so much more.
How Warm is the Water in Key Largo?
In the Summer and Fall months, water temperatures can climb as high as 86°F (30°C). Winter temperatures typically range between 68°F (20°C) and 76°F (24°C).
Do I Need a Wetsuit to Snorkel in Key Largo?
With winter temperatures ranging between 68° F and 76° F, this depends on you. If you are accustomed to diving in cool mountain lakes, you probably wouldn't notice it if you were swimming sans wetsuit. If you are used to warmer snorkeling waters, you'll likely want a wetsuit. Silent World has wetsuits available for use.
Is It Safe to Swim in Key Largo?
Swimming in Key Largo is as safe as any other world-class snorkeling location - the safety depends on you! If you are a capable swimmer, and listen to the instructions of the Silent World Staff member, swimming the beautiful water of Key Largo is perfectly safe.
What Is A National Marine Sanctuary?
A National Marine Sanctuary is a zone where marine life has special protection. These sanctuaries were made in response to the speedy destruction of many marine ecosystems. Here we proudly protect and promote the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary! Key Largo snorkeling allows you to view how we protect the area so it can grow and flourish.
Where Are Coral Reefs Found?
Other than the Florida Keys, coral reefs are found on the borders of Australia, India, Fiji, the Phillippines, Papua New Guinea, and the Maldives. Reef systems are typically found in tropical and subtropical waters and usually need strong waves to bring nutrients and oxygen to the reef.
What Animals Live In The Coral Reef?
All of our Key Largo snorkeling sites have such a diverse spectacle of marine life. You’ll be able to experience seeing the exotic array of tropical fish, lobsters, nurse sharks, barracudas, sting rays, and even endangered sea turtles! When you snorkel at Key Largo, you’ll be able to see this rare, beautiful creature in its protected and natural habitat.
What Is An Artificial Reef?
An artificial reef is a man-made structure that is built to promote marine life in the area. When snorkeling at Key Largo, one of our largest artificial reefs is the Speigel Grove site, which is a Landing Ship Dock that sunk in 2002, creating its own reef system. The ship is full of hundreds of tropical fish, coral, and sponges, twisting and combining itself with the human-made structure. It is a mysterious and challenging site for those who want to test their skills. This is one artificial reef you won’t want to miss!
How Does Pollution Affect Sea Life?
Our lives on land are interconnected with the lives of our friends in the ocean. More than 8 million metric tons of plastic waste make their way into the ocean each year, causing marine animals to either swallow large amounts or become entangled in our man-made trash. This leads to the deaths of millions of sea creatures by starvation or severe injury. The rest of the plastic waste then breaks down into even smaller pieces and absorbs toxic chemicals that kill off coral reefs and other ecosystems in the ocean. We each must do our part to protect the ocean and its creatures. Just as their lives are tied to us, our lives are tied to their survival as well.
How Many Keys Are In The Florida Keys?
There are over 800 keys in total! These low-lying coral islands stretch for over 120 miles, varying in size and accessibility. Coral reefs are found at each of these sites. Some of these are very small islands, but the larger ones, like Key Largo and Key West, are quite busy and popular sites.
What Are The Names Of The Florida Keys?
The Florida Keys are made up of hundreds of keys; sorting through all the names is quite the challenge! However, the largest and most popular isles of the Florida Keys are divided up into five main regions: Key Largo, Islamorada, Marathon, Big Pine, and Key West.
What Is The History Behind The Grecian Rock?
Grecian rocks are a coral reef that is right off the side of the Christ of the Abyss snorkeling site. It’s one of the most popular and studied reefs within the Florida Keys Marine Sanctuary and is known for its unique structure and look. It’s a favorite diving site due to the amazing coral diversity, the clear waters, and the calm back-reef area.