Scuba diving in Cape Coral
Cape Coral located in Lee County, is rich in its
underwater activities. Snorkelers and scuba divers come to
Cape Coral to enjoy the wide
variety of its marine life. The
County is famous for its artificial and natural reefs which
attract so many kinds of fish including grouper, snapper,
sheepshead, stone crabs and shrimp. The authorities in Lee
County makes a great effort in maintaining and increasing a
wide variety of underwater creatures in the area.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Cape Coral 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 25°C and 30°C.
(77° F and 86° F)
Average Water surface temperature: Between 21° C -
26° C (70-80°F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 25
to 80 feet (7 to 24meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Lee County has at least 21 artificial reefs some of
which are accessible from Cape Coral. The Lee County has a
very dynamic Department of Natural Resources who have done a
tremendous effort in maintaining these reefs to help keeping
an increasing marine life. Some materials that have been
used to create these reefs include railroad hopper cars,
barges, bridge rubble, school buses and concrete culverts.
Wooden boats, tires, cement mixer drums, steel hulled and
wooden ships have also been used. These reefs have provide a
good environment for a variety of fish life to thrive among
which are grouper, snapper, sheepshead, stone & blue crabs
and shrimp as well as lobster and spiny. The calm water of
the Gulf of Mexico and Cape Coral variety in dive sites suit divers
with all levels of expertise.
The diving centers in Cape Coral in Lee county offer
certification courses at various levels, from beginner to
advanced levels. On completing the courses, successful
candidates are rewarded with certification from well known
certification agencies. Some schools offer technical
Cape Coral has dive clubs whose members meet mostly
on a weekly basis. During the meetings divers exchange views
about their dive experiences and organize dive outings. Dive
outings are an important part of the club activities and the
famous Florida Keys are a favorite destination. The
excursions are not limited to the Keys, the Caribbeans are
also popular and other far away destinations as well.
For those who want to gear up, there are dive shops in the
area that carry high quality scuba equipment from different
brand names. You will find complete scuba equipment,
photography equipment etc...It's worth shopping around and
comparing prices because some stores offer discounted