Scuba diving in Hialeah Beach
Hialeah Beach located in Miami County is one of Florida's
greatest dive destinations. Hialeah offers many dive
adventures and underwater explorations. Being part of Miami
County makes it a convenient point to dive Miami wrecks and
reefs. Its clear and warm water attract divers all year
round. The area is home to
abundant sea life including
goliath grouper, snappers, damsel fish and angel fish.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Hialeah 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 25°C and 30°C. (78° F
and 87° F)
Average Water surface temperature: Between 25° C - 30° C
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 30-130
feet (9 to 39 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Hialeah is located in Miami County the Wreck Capital of the
World and has great dive sites. The area is famous for both
historical and artificial wrecks.
Hialeah dive sites are
home to many attractive
fish and underwater life. This
area's beautiful beach, warm weather and crystal clear water
are an asset as divers can dive light, in shorties. Many
kinds of fish and underwater creatures inhabit dive sites in
Some of the dive sites near Hialeah.
Tarpon is a freighter sunk in 1988 in the memory of Mike
Kevorkian. The wreck lies in a depth of 60 to 70 feet (13 to
21 meters). The site is filled with schools of grunts,
yellow tail goatfish and black grouper, hogfish, gray and
Dema Trader was sunk in 2003 in 70-80 feet (21-24 meters) of
water. The 165 foot (50 meters) long ship was sunk by the
authorities after being caught carrying drugs. It can be
easily penetrated from the former galley and cabin areas.
This intermediate dive site is home to abundant sea life.
Army Tank #1 is one of two army tanks at a depth of 48 feet
(15 meters). The Department of Environmental Resource
Management (DERM) sunk it to form an artificial reef. Now it
is home to many kinds of underwater creatures like lobsters.
The wreck is covered with both hard and soft corals, spiny
oysters and sponges also grow in the area.
Tortuga is a 156 feet (47 meters) long freighter sits in a
depth ranging from 95 to 110 feet (27 to 33 meters). The
wreck is easy to penetrate. It is home to abundant sea life
including grouper and many other underwater lives.
Half Moon Preserve is lying at a depth of 10 feet (3
meters). The ship was built in Germany in 1908, the ship and
its crew were the first German ship to be captured by
England during the WW I. It sank in 1930 during a storm and
was dedicated as Florida's seventh Underwater Archaeological
Preserve. The site is a great spot for snorkeling and
shallow diving. The hull is covered with soft corals and
sponges. Damsel fish, angel fish along with many reef fish
inhabit the area.
Deep Trench is a beginner dive site at about 60 feet (18
meters) deep. The water is calm and very clear and the site
is home to large green moray.
Blue Fire is at a depth of 110 feet (33 meters). This
advanced dive site is one of the most famous dive sites in
Miami. The Blue fire was sunk in 1983, and it forms a
beautiful site for underwater photography. A wide variety of
underwater creatures can be seen in the area like jacks,
snapper, jewfish, cobia and barracuda.