Scuba diving in Polk
Polk City is located in Polk County. Its central
location between Florida's Counties facilitates reaching
dive sites in both western and eastern Counties. Polk is
rich in underwater activities. You can dive both artificial
and natural reefs which attract so
many kinds of underwater
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
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 23°C and 30°C.
(74° F and 86° F)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Polk offers a great experience for diving and
snorkeling fans. Natural and artificial reefs near Polk have
provide a good environment for a variety of fish life
including grouper, snapper, sheepshead, stone & blue crabs
and shrimp as well as lobster and spiny. Some of the best
places you can dive in are Orland on the north east of Polk
and Tampa on the west. The calm water of the area and its
variety in dive sites suit divers with all levels of
You can have your diving certification from
centers in Polk. The dive schools offer education at various
levels and if you have not been in the water for some time
you can go for a refresher course. These centers can offer
some non-divers training in the safe environment of a
The diving clubs in Polk offer members a chance to
get together and exchange experiences. Outings to other
parts of the United States are organised and the Caribbean
Islands being so close are a favourite. Week end outings are
sometimes organised to the Bahamas, it's close by and offers
a good diversity of diving as well as other water activities
for non diver members of the family. Other destinations that
feature on the outings list include the Cayman Island,
famous for its stingrays and great visibility, Dominican
Republic and Curacaos, just to mention a few.
The dive shops have a lot to offer as well. In most
dive shops you will be able to purchase full scuba
equipments as well as photography equipment.