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The state of Florida offers divers three different areas to choose from.  The Gulf coast where for nine months the waters runs from warm to hot and is a favourite spot for manatee, the Atlantic coast with its pelagic residents and the Southern coast where you can find a multitude of wrecks from Miami down through the Keys.  

WHY WE LOVE DIVING IN FLORIDA

Herds of manatee in the winter months

Big wrecks off in and around the Keys

Turtle, Shark and Goliath Grouper seasons off the east coast

FLORIDA GALLERY

Palm Beach Florida
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Palm Beach
Key Largo
Key Largo
Crystal River
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Palm Beach
Jupiter
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Florida

WEATHER

Winter average of  15°C / 60°F 

Summer average of 28°C / 82°F

WEATHER ADVICE

Rainy season May to October 

GETTING HERE

Flights from LONDON to MIAMI 9 hours

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT -5 hours

VISA REQUIREMENT

ESTA required

LANGUAGE

English 

CURRENCY

US Dollar

Diving in Florida

Fringing the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, Florida has a coastline stretching 1350 miles and on its Eastern shores sits the World’s second largest barrier reef system.

 

The warm water currents coming from the South, combined with the cooler waters of the Atlantic bring in nutrients galore, and the marine life and reefs are quite simply stunning!  This translates into big reef systems covered in soft corals, schooling fish galore, and being a perfect breeding ground for all things big, huge populations of sharks, turtles and the like. Add to this the impressive array of shipwrecks, caves and caverns and blackwater diving opportunities, Florida really is a very special dive destination that should be visited at least once, for all divers from entry level to serious technical and even rebreather users..

 

The BEST way to visit and experience this coastline is to let us build you a ‘FLY, DRIVE and DIVE’ itinerary. We build your itinerary, including flights, car-hire, accommodation and diving. To visit and get the best out of all three bases, 10 nights would be the minimum recommended time to spend away from home, but that is up to you!

Deep Thought

Diving Blue Heron Bridge is the dive of a lifetime!  Frogfish, octopus, snake eels, red lipped batfish, the list goes on and on!

-- Mona

WATER TEMPERATURES

15 to 26°C / 60 to 79°F 

VISIBILITY

20m+ / 65ft+ average

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