You definitely have to do this; we had a blast. Only got lost once. Fun stories from that experience. Plus, swimming 300 ft to get to a reef when you can't see anything around you is an experience in itself!!!!
Fondest memory: My friend entering the wet tshirt contest. Driving up and down the keys looking for snorkel spots. Pitching a tent on the beach for a week!!!!
Go snorkel, or dive. Its so fun. It can be scary at first, but well worth it. Walk around and check out the sites and the people.
Fondest memory: The first time I went snorkeling, I was scared! I'm not normally scared of the ocean, but it was my first time being away from the beach part, kinda in the middle. Seeing a jellyfish as soon as I put my head under didnt help, but once my people got me calmed down it was so amazing. All those lil fish and eels and coral, its so beautiful. I got used to it quickly and dove under to check out this cave kinda place. The next thing I knew this giant eel was sticking his head out and looking right at me. Startled me at first. Than he quickly swam away and these 2 divers were giving me the thumbs up. Its so cute how fish are so curious, they just want to see you as much as you want to see them.
Fondest memory: I went on a snorkeling charter last time I was in Key West. My better half and I were in the water, playing with the underwater camera, and low and behold I saw a barracuda! I panicked, swallowed some sea water (yuck!) and swam in the opposite direction. Other than that, I saw many beautiful fish while snorkeling.
Fondest memory: Taking a scuba trip and forgetting to inflate my BC when jumping off the boat...it was a long quick trip down and I managed to drink half of the gulf of mexico on the way down
Go SCUBA or at least snorkeling. The water visibility is great and there's lots of colorful marine life.
Fondest memory: We chartered this boat with three (3) girls from the Tampa, Florida area.