Frequent question: Which Florida city is known as the dive capital of the world?

Why is Key Largo the diving capital of the world?

Crystal clear waters, iconic statue, beautiful coral reefs, and fascinating marine life are all the reasons that Key Largo has become the “Diving Capital of the World. There are many Dive and Snorkel Tour companies that can take you out for an excursion to the “Christ of the Abyss”.

How far is it from Miami to Key Largo?

Key Largo is just 60 miles from downtown Miami. Land at Miami International Airport and you can be in Key Largo in about an hour. You can drive along the scenic Overseas Highway, rent a car or climb aboard a shuttle bus to get to Key Largo.

Where is the Jesus statue in Key Largo?

Justin’s Martyr Catholic Church in Key Largo provided a way for non-divers to see the Christ of the Abyss statue. They commissioned Ido Demetz of Italy to make a bronze replica that was set in place in 1991. It is located in front of the main sanctuary on US 1 at mile marker 105.5 in Key Largo.

Is it illegal to scuba dive without certification?

It is not illegal to dive without certification, but no reputable dive center or club would allow someone to dive with them without first being certified to scuba dive. … It’s not that diving is difficult, it just requires a specific set of skills.

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Is diving an expensive hobby?

Yes, scuba diving is an expensive hobby. You can expect to spend roughly $300 to receive your diving certification, anywhere from $200 – $2,000 on scuba diving gear, and anywhere between $75 – $150 per dive. Renting your gear instead of buying can let you scuba dive on a budget.