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Ft. Lauderdale Area Dive Sites - Broward County
Barracuda Reef - Fishers Pedestal - Hammerhead Reef - Jay Scutti - Jim Atria - John Lloyd Reefs - Lauderdale-By-The-Sea
Lauderdale Coral Gardens - Mercedes - Orange Reef - Rebel - Robert Edmister - Suzannes Reef - Tenneco Towers

Palm Beach • Ft. Lauderdale • Miami-DadeFlorida Keys

Lauderdale-By-The-Sea

There is a one-mile stretch of beach that is considered the best beach diving in Florida and because of its adjacent pier, it is relatively safe from boat traffic, compared to other areas. The best diving is 100 yards north or south of the pier. Remember, you cannot dive in the immediate area of any pier in Florida waters.

The end of the pier marks the first true reef line. Depths are about 30 feet on the eastern edge. The reef rises off the sea floor 4 to 8 feet and is adorned with sea fans, sponges and soft corals.

The best time to beach dive is during the winter months when the wind direction can be from the northwest. Be sure to check tide tables and always carry a large dive flag on a float to mark your location for boaters.

To locate Lauderdale-By-The-Sea turn east off I-95 onto Commercial Blvd and go straight for 3.3 miles. After crossing A1A go one block and turn left on El Mar. In one block turn right into parking area after stop sign.

Every year, at the beginning of the, there is an scuba diving show and ocean festival held right by the pier. This is an exciting event which offers shore diving during the show with treasure hunts and underwater photo contests. For more information visit the Ocean Fest web site.

Robin's Personal Scuba Instruction
P.O. Box 144353
Coral Gables, FL 33114-4353
phone: 305-794-1541
PADI Instructor # 26858 since 1987

email: Robin@PersonalScubaInstruction.com
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