Ten Fathom Bar

Ten Fathom Bar is  very popular spot for scuba divers, but it’s great for Key West snorkeling too.  Especially if you can dive down.  The visibility is usually pretty good, and the shallow end of the Ten Fathom Bar is only about 35 feet deep.  If you can get down far enough on one long breath, or if you’re tank diving, look for all sorts of coral down there, plus of course fish.  Here’s a shot of some friendly bar jacks snapped on the Ten Fathom Bar.  These fish move around the reef a lot, and they are very curious so sometimes you’ll have them swimming right up to you.  The occassional bar jack will just come at you head on to check you out but don’t worry, no injuries from a head-on collision have ever been recorded in Key West waters.

Bar Jacks on the Ten Fathom Bar

Bar Jacks on the Ten Fathom Bar