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Scuba diving in Tarpon Springs

Tarpon Springs is a great place for snorkeling and scuba diving adventures. It is located on the Gulf of Mexico, and has access to a wide variety of dive sites. It is home to a wide variety of sea life. Due to the great visibility the area is a perfect spot for underwater photography. You can swim side by side with dolphins at the Dolphin Ledge.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Tarpon dive centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
All the information provided is purely informative for our readers and shouldn't be used as is to plan your immersion.

Average annual temperature: 22°C (73° F )
Average Water surface temperature: From 21° C (72°F).
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 60 and 70 feet (18 to 21 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: August
Possible to dive all year round.

Tarpon Springs is famous for its wide variety in marine life. Tarpon Springs dive site are occupied with numerous kinds of sea life. Rays, crab, goliath grouper and octopus are always seen in the area along with anemones, sponges and both soft and hard corals. Tarpon Springs is also rich in its dive sites and the great visibility that is suitable for underwater photographers.

Some of Tarpon Springs dive sites.

Tarpon Reef is at a depth of 27 feet (8 meters) with great visibility. The site consists of piles of culverts it is a great spot for beginners. It is home to rays, crab, goliath grouper, octopus, anemones, sponge, hard and soft corals.

Blue Grotto is a beautiful cavern dive spot. It starts as a shallow dive site and then it reaches 100 feet deep (30 meters). It is home to many kinds of aqua life and it can be done in the same day with Devil's Den.

Harvey's Ledge is a great spot for underwater photography. It is a bout 52 to 56 feet (16 to 17 meters) deep. You will always find grouper and hogfish on this ledge and it is covered with small hard and soft corals.

Army Tanks is in about 34 to 38 feet (10 to 11 meters) of water. The site is rich with underwater creatures including lobster, grouper, spadefish, flounder and many other creatures.

The Crane fell overboard during a storm. It lies in 52 to 56 feet (16 to 17 meters) of water and home to many kinds of aqua life including amberjack and larger fish.

Dolphin Ledge is an L shaped ledge at a depth range of 57 to 63 feet (17 to 19 meters). The ledge is covered with small coral formation and is home to many kinds of tropical fish. And of course as its name indicates the ledge is home to dolphins.
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