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Florida Keys vacation snorkel / snuba / hotels / excursion recommendations

by racheldc »

Hi, we will be traveling to the Keys next week. We will arrive to Key Largo around 7pm Tuesday and have to be back to Ft. Lauderdale by 5pm on Friday. Note: I have lots of questions, please know I am happy to receive feedback on only the ones you have thoughts on.   #1 What is the best key/ spot for snorkeling and/or snuba? I really want to see a lot of colorful fish and coral.   #2 Should we go all the way to Key West if we want a nightlife?    #3 If we stay in Key Largo Tuesday night and Key West on Thursday night where is a logical place to stay Wed night?   #4 Recommendations for good boat snorkel excursions in Key West?   #5 Any accommodations with heated pools along the keys? (I am a wimp when it comes to cold weather)   #6 Cheap but nice accommodations in Middle Keys? (I fear if we have one night someplace with a heated pool we may need to go less expensive other nights)   #7 Where is the water most clear? (I'm a bit confused by the Gulf Coast/ Atlantic distribution)   #8 Recommendations for jet ski rentals or water skiing in area where the water is CLEAR (I recently had a near run in with a shark in Atlantic so this is paramount)   #9 Thoughts on using priceline to get accommodations last minute? We are hoping to maybe wing our way into some place nice . .. anyone had any luck with this/ have any suggestions?   Thanks! Rachel   Keywords: Key Largo, Islamorado, Marathon, Big Pine Key,  Stock Island, Taverneir, John Pennekamp, Layton, Long Key, snorkeling, snuba