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Double Ledges

Although Double Ledges is one of the deeper dives in the Palm Beach area, it is also one of the best. The reef formation at this dive site consists of two tiered ledges that run north and south along the reef line. The ledges vary in height along the course of the reef with as much as a 15 foot profile in some places. In some parts there are prominent undercuts.

Soft corals sway in the current along the top of the ledge. Rocky coral and encrusting sponges are found underneath. There are a great deal of small barrel sponges scattered adorningly along the ridge.

The shallower ledge at 70 feet rises vertically six feet from the sand floor while the second ledge is deeper. A soft coral plateau between the ledges gradually drops off to the crest of the second ledge. This then dips steeply to a sandy seabed at 90 feet.

Underwater photographers should keep their eyes peeled for a resident yellow coney that frequents the top of one of the ledges and is an excellent subject for a fish portrait/

This is an excellent drift drive, due to the often strong currents in the area. You can see a great deal of this reef.

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