Local Southwest Florida Diving
Due to Limited Visibility and Ever Changing Unpredictable Conditions off Naples; Scuba Outfitters dives in Key Largo Florida, Islamorada Florida, as well as many Caribbean Island Destinations. By choosing to Dive in these locations, we can offer our customers a much more Enjoyable and Safer Experience, than Diving off Naples.
If your schedule does not match ours, we can assist your in booking a dive trip with our partner shop, Horizon Divers in Key Largo, Fl.
If you have any questions or wish to reserve a Dive Trip with us please feel free to contact us at Info@ScubaOut.com or give us call 239-280-5500.
For our locals, the following is a link to Naples, Fl. Reef Locations.
Key Largo (Horizon Divers)
Key Largo is the home to the world’s largest artificial reef, the 510 foot USS Spiegel Grove, John Pennekamp Coral Reef Underwater State Park, and The Famous Christ of the Abyss Underwater Statue. Key Largo is best known for its shallow reefs and deep wrecks. The shallow reefs provide world class diving for scuba divers of all ages and skills. The deep wrecks offer some of the best wreck diving found anywhere. The magnificent natural coral reefs a few miles offshore are world renowned for their beauty. Underwater treasures await divers and snorkelers who enjoy the colorful, tranquil sealife in these clear, tepid, azure waters. Visitors to Key Largo quickly understand why it is billed as the “Dive Capital of the World”.
Fort Lauderdale (Sea Experience)
Broward County offers a range from shallow beach diving to very deep wreck dives. Three natural reef structures run parallel to the coastline. At the south end of the county, near Hollywood, there are lots of great beaches where you can swim out less than 100 yards and spear fish or lobster on the first reef line. On the north end the first line may be as far out as 300 yards. Depths are generally 15 feet or less.
The second reef line is less than a mile from shore with depths generally less than 50 feet. This limestone ridge system features gorgonians, sponges, fans, and numerous tropical fish as well as schools of grunts and yellowtails. To protect the reef, permanent mooring buoys have been placed in five areas. These mooring areas offer some of the most outstanding dive sites in the Ft. Lauderdale area.
The third reef line is about a mile offshore and can have very strong currents. Depths are in the 80-100 feet range. Visibility is usually fantastic thanks to the current. This reef line offers excellent drift diving for advanced divers.
In addition to the natural reef lines, Broward County has created approximately ninety artificial reefs, including ships and vessels, concrete modules, limestone boulders, and offshore oil platforms. A few of the wrecks are in more than 100 feet of water and should be explored by skilled, advanced divers only.
If you have any questions or wish to reserve a Dive Trip with us please feel free to email (Info@ScubaOut.com) or give us call (239-280-5500).