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Places to Go Scuba Diving in the Palm Beaches | Waterfront Properties

Posted by Gerald Lombardo on Friday, October 11th, 2019 at 1:35pm.

Scuba diving is very popular in South Florida as we have tons of reefs and rocks teaming with life to explore. Here is a list of the most popular diving spots for locals.

Breakers Reef

45-60 feet; two miles of reef with a five to fifteen-foot ledge absolutely packed with fish. Large sea turtles are often seen here with many unusual species of fish including batfish, morays, pancake fish, stargazers, puffer, scorpionfish, and stingrays.

Horseshoe Reef

40-60 feet; this horseshoe-shaped ledge is covered by sponges and sea fans, which attracts huge schools of snapper and other fish, especially during strong currents.

Juno Ledge

65-95 feet; drop-off plummets up to 20 feet as you drift with turtles, sharks, tropicals and schooling fish including Atlantic spadefish, grouper and snapper.

King Neptune

55-60 feet; this nine-foot statue of King Neptune and his turtles stands just south of a dramatic ledge with a big overhang large enough for several divers to through.

Loggerhead Reef

55-70 feet; boulders broken off the main reef identify this dive site, with the bulk of the rubble on the west side. Compared to Bahamas diving because of the topography, this area begs to be explored.

Fishbowl and Sea Aquarium

40-50 feet; massive schools of fish can make it hard to see the reef but divers swim with them, identifying different species swimming together.

Reformation Reef

55-80 feet; cathedral-like blowouts in the reef are exciting to investigate, with nurse sharks, turtles, eels, crustaceans and bottom fish in abundance.

Rio Jobe Reef

65-90 feet; a spectacular reef with 15 to 20 feet of ledge relief with crevices and boulders offerings, multitudes of hiding places to marine life. Lobsters, morays, bottom fish and tropicals take refuge in the reef cuts, and the schooling fish have to be pushed out of the way to see the reef!

Rockpiles

60-110 feet; an artificial reef created from dredging and bridge rubble which is now covered in corals and attracts fish and sea life.

The Cave

120-160 feet; experienced divers marvel at this large tunnel about 60 to 80 feet long with an exit visible from both sides. Full of big fish and lobster, watchful observers see sharks and rays.

The Trench

50-60 feet, 100 foot long man-made east/west trench about 20 feet wide which cuts through the reef. Great place to slow down and investigate the undercuts in the 15 foot high walls which harbor tropicals, eels, sponges and coral.

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