Photograph by Blane Perun

Key Largo

Located close to the Florida Keys, Key Largo is among the largest islands in the area. It was originally inhabited by several tribes, coming under Spanish rule in 1763. It was later traded for Havana to the British, then returned to the Spanish in 1783. It became U.S. territory in 1821.

Being surrounded by dangerous reefs, the island had been very rarely inhabited until the beginning of the 20th century, when the Florida East Coast Railway started to take shape. Today, Key Largo is connected to the other surrounding islands by many bridges and it is a popular tourist destination.

Blane Perun

Blane Perun

I dove for a decade before I really based my excursions on photography. Looking back I regret not having entered earlier, however the technology was not really where it is today. If you are diving or going to dive soon (even snorkel) invest in a rental on site or an inexpensive gopro to document your journeys.

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