Scuba diving in Boynton Beach
Boynton Beach is one of the most famous diving
destinations in Florida. Boynton Beach dive sites vary from
wrecks to natural reefs. Snorklers will enjoy Boynton Beach
dive sites as will as beginner and advanced divers. Boynton
Beach warm and clear waters attract divers from all over the
world. Boynton Beach dive sites are home to
life like schools of grunts, yellow tails, turtles, sharks,
and moray eels.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Boynton Beach dive
centers for safety, additional information, level required
for each dive site and without being accompanied by a
All the information provided is purely informative for our
readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.
Average annual temperature: Between 22°C and 27°C.
(72° F and 82° F)
Average Water surface temperature:From 22° C
to 26° C (72°F to 80°F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 40
and 60 feet (12 to 18 meters), and it can be higher in
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Boynton Beach has a variety of dive sites; it has the most
interesting reef sites in the area. Boynton Beach has a
wonderful reef system; the reef includes three bands
parallel to the inlet, the ancient reef is covered with the
most beautiful coral structure in the area. The light
current is suitable for drift diving, you will enjoy the
abundant sea life while smoothly drifting. Wreck diving is
what attracts divers the most, and Boynton Beach is rich in
both artificial and historical wreck sites. Exchange
your new experiences with other divers gathering in
Some of Boynton Beach dive sites.
Lofthus is Boynton’s oldest and the only natural ship
wreck. It lies 15 feet (4 meters) of water just north of the
Boynton inlet. The 223-foot (68 meters) vessel sank in 1898
and formed a beautiful and easy to dive wreck reef. Now it
is a beautiful haven for abundant marine life. Soft coral
growing on the wreck is home to many kinds of aqua life such
as damsel fish and spiny lobsters.
Horse Shoe is a natural reef located on the north of
Boynton inlet. It was named Horse Shoe for its hooked shape.
The reef takes a sharp turn to the west and raises high to
10 feet. It is at a depth ranging from 45 to 57 feet (13 to
17 meters). The reef is home to huge schools of grunts and
Casino is another reef site. This dive is usually
done on the way to the Horse Shoe. It is one of divers’ most
favorable sites. The reef width ranges from 50 to 100 feet
(15 to 30) and rises 5 feet (1 meter) from the sand.
Lynn's Reef was named after Capitan Lynn Simmons.
This shallow reef is a bout 40 feet (12 meters) deep. It has
a abundant marine life and topographical variety more than
any other site. But the current can be strong in some
Castle Ledge is a very interesting site, and it is
easy to dive since his wide ledge is very obvious and easy
to follow. The reef is home to a wide variety of marine life
including turtles, sharks, and moray eels.
Delray Ledges is one of the most famous dive sites in
Boynton Beach. The reef structure is quite attractive the
reef has several vertical cracks and tunnels which are great
for photography. The site is easy to dive just follow the
ledge and explore the broken reef area. As most of Boynton
Beach reefs the site has abundant marine life.
Captain Tony was sunk in 1996 and now it sits upright
in 85 feet (26 meters) of water. It was named after Captain
Tony Townsend a local dive charter captain. The wreck is a
great spot to observe marine life, look for several large
jewfish swimming in the area.
Budweiser Bar is another artificial reef. A 169 foot
(51 meters) ship used to transport goods was sunk in 1987 to
form this reef. The wreck sits upright and is easy to
M/V Castor was sunk in 2001 and now it sits upright
in 110 feet (33 meters) of water. The wreck is home to a
variety of sea life, divers report seeing goliath grouper in
Hydro Atlantic is considered one of the best 10 dive
sites in the United State. It sank in 1987 during a big
storm. The 320 feet (97 meters) long ship now lies in 172
feet (52 meters) of water. The wreck is covered with great
formations of soft coral and home to bait fish.