Readers of Scuba Diving magazine have named the Florida Keys & Key West among the World’s Best/Readers Choice Awards for 2020, ranking the island destination as either number one or in the top five in several dive categories. Florida Keys Diving.
The Florida Keys took top honors in the “Beginner Diving,” “Photography,” “Macro Life” and “Snorkeling” categories.
The Keys also ranked among the top five highest reader scores in the “Big Animals,” “Wreck Diving,” “Best Value,” “Advanced Diving” and “Health of Marine Environment” categories.
Key Largo’s Horizon Divers was awarded top honors for “Attention to Safety” as well as best-quality awards for the professional operator’s dive boats, staff and facilities.
The publication’s complete 2020 World’s Best/Readers Choice Awards are to appear in the November issue.
Scuba Diving magazine asks readers to rate their dive vacations for the benefit of other divers. The “reporters” in the field are the thousands of subscribers and readers who dive the world and record their observations.
The awards were based on input from nearly 5,000 Scuba Diving subscribers and web users who rated their experiences at dive destinations, resorts and live-aboards around the world.
The 120-plus-mile Florida Keys island chain is home to the continental United States’ only coral barrier reef, protected by the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.
Florida Keys diving information: fla-keys.com/diving