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Mooring Buoys in the Florida Keys

Now that we are spending more time in the Florida Keys, we find exploring the reefs that are part of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary very enjoyable. So I compiled the information I kept searching for in one place for my convenience and decided to share it on our website.

The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is part of the National Marine Sanctuary System, containing two national marine monuments. The Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is maintained by the state of Florida and the NOAA (NOAA). Except for the Dry Tortugas and Dry Tortugas National Park, which are managed by the National Park Service. To put it simply, you are in the sanctuary as soon as you step into the waters of the Florida Keys.

There are about 6,000 marine species and a stunning coral reef within the sanctuary’s boundaries. The sanctuary protects antiquities, shipwrecks, and other historical relics.

The refuge offers world-class diving, swimming, snorkeling, and fishing, and travelers are encouraged to use them. While the sanctuary’s mission and conservation activities are vital, rules and restrictions help protect the sanctuary’s natural and cultural qualities.

National Marine Sanctuary

Click on the site name to view a map showing the location of buoys at various locations within Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. You can also view this map of all sites within the sanctuary that have buoys.

We are looking forward to exploring the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary for years to come.

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