North Dry Rocks is home to Minnow Cave off Key Largo in the Florida Keys

glass minnows at Minnow Cave

North Dry Rocks is marked by three mooring buoys, N1 thru N3. The depth here ranges from 5' to 25'. It’s located northeast of Key Largo Dry Rocks, which is popular for the Christ of the Abyss Statue. The GPS coordinates are 25'07.840N and 080'17.660W.

This is a small reef. You can have a more relaxing dive here without the crowd. It’s one of those sites that not a lot of divers visit. It offers just as much beauty and a wide variety of marine life. It’s a great place to spend the day snorkeling, due to the shallow depth of the water that surrounds this reef. Minnow cave is located in the center of this small reef. Large schools of glass minnows swirl around near the cave entrance.

This reef is NOT a Sanctuary Preservation Area, so it’s OK to fish and take lobster. You’ll need to have a Florida Saltwater Fishing License and a lobster stamp if you plan to take lobster. There are some nice ledges and holes here to explore. These are the most likely place you’ll spot one of these spiny guys.

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