Named for a wreck found here that was carrying several pickle barrels, Pickles Reef is a site not visited very often by the dive shops. That makes the area more pristine and enormous schools of fish and nurse sharks are common at this site. Pillar Coral Forest, one of the largest pillar coral formations in the Keys, can be found at the North end of the reef.
Pickles Reef is about 2 1/2 miles Southwest of Molasses Reef. This dive site is no deeper than 25 feet and is excellent for beginner or advanced. There are 3 mooring buoys and a red temporary marker marking the reef.