Best Scuba Diving in Florida – Palm Beach County and the Florida Keys
The best Scuba Diving in Florida can be found in Palm Beach County and the Florida Keys. These areas offer world-class diving due to the Gulf Stream bringing warm, clear water and abundant marine life to these areas. Miles of coral reef and numerous wrecks provide excellent dive opportunities. Allow Luxury Yacht Charters to set you up with a scuba yacht charter that will put you right in the middle of all this excitement.
Once in the water, as you drift along the reefs and wrecks, you will be able to observe over 80 species of fish, five species of turtles, numerous varieties of rays, sharks and other large marine life like the giant Goliath Grouper. The invertebrate life is equally amazing. With lobster, crinoids, shrimp, octopus, crabs and many others, there are plenty of subjects to keep photographers busy for days. Palm Beach is well known in the diving world for having some of the most unique and hard to find animals.
Personal Dive Guides
On your Scuba yacht charter, you have the option of having an onboard a personal dive guide. Your dive guide will be provided by Aqua Safari Adventures’, based out of Palm Beach Florida, who will show you the very best that each dive site has to offer. These professional scuba instructors have made thousands of dives on the reefs and wrecks of Palm Beach and the Florida Keys. Having an experienced dive instructor onboard will enhance the enjoyment of your vacation. We recommend a personal dive guide for those diving in an unfamiliar location, diving for the first time in 6 months, or simply desiring to add more fun and excitement to their scuba adventure. Equipment is provided.
The Treasure Coast
The best scuba diving in Florida can be found along a stretch of sand on Florida’s east coast known as the ‘Treasure Coast,’ where tranquil waters and a rich history await. Palm Beach County, lying at the very southern tip of the Treasure Coast, is not without an abundance of fascinating subjects. This includes beautiful tropicals, gamefish and pelagics, and huge lobsters. Some of these delectable, spiny crustaceans have been found at weights of 12 to 15 pounds!
Although the abundance of marine life might give some basis to this particular region’s nickname, the epithet “Treasure Coast” was actually acquired from the demise of the luckless Spanish Plate Fleet. This armada was destroyed in 1715 by a hurricane while bound for Spain with a capacious cargo of gold and silver. The bulk of the treasure has never been found, but on occasion, the sea has yielded some pieces from the ill-fated fleet to those fortunate divers who were “in the right place at the right time.”
The Palm Beaches are defined as the Southeast retreat for the rich and famous. Simply cruising down this section of the coast will take you past bright sandy beaches and picturesque stately mansions. Also, you can easily come ashore for some great dining and entertainment in Palm Beach, Miami, and Fort Lauderdale in the evenings.
The Gulf Stream
For decades, this portion of Treasure Coast was overlooked as a major dive destination because the Florida Keys were receiving most of the publicity. Indeed, the reef structure of the Treasure Coast is no match to the striking coral formations in the Keys. However, they share a similarly low profile bottom topography with deep undercuts and ledges like those found off Miami and Fort Lauderdale and they both have a unique advantage over all other diving locations along Florida’s coastline – the Gulf Stream.
This massive oceanic current swings close to shore resulting in a remarkable catalyst for an environment of warm, clear blue water (70 to 100-foot visibility is the norm) deposited by the currents steady northward flow, and a host of marine creatures, some seldom found anywhere else in Florida.
In fact, Palm Beach County is the second largest Sea Turtle nesting ground in the world, with multiple species using the beaches to nest. Many people from around the world come to see these turtles due to their abundance (April – June is peak mating and nesting season). From the elusive Leatherback turtle to the giant Loggerhead, Palm Beach is a favorite dive destination for turtle lovers.
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