Scuba diving in Anna Maria
Diving in Anna Maria
dive sites is a great
opportunity for snorkelers and divers with all levels of expertise.
Anna Maria is famous for both natural and artificial reefs.
Ship wrecks in its wreck sites attract lots of fish and the
marine life growing in the area.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Anna Maria 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: Between 21°C and 27°C. (71°
F and 82° F)
Average Water surface temperature: Between 25° C - 31°
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is 20-50 feet
(6 to 15 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Anna Maria offers all kinds of underwater activities.
abundance of sea life is what attracts divers to visit its
beautiful dive sites. Bottlenose dolphins frequent Anna Maria
dive sites, you will enjoy swimming side by side with them.
The dolphins can even be observed from the shore, bridges and
boats. These enchanting animals are very playful and will play
and stay around you. However, please refrain from feeding them.
It's not permitted by the law and it only spoils their natural
instinct of searching for food in the nature which in turn endangers
Manatees are protected by the law in this County; you
will watch these peaceful creatures in its dive sites. The manatees
in the area belong to the West India manatee family. These sea
cows, as they are also referred to , are herbivores and they
may be seen even in the very shallow waters in the bays and
rivers. Natural reefs, artificial reefs and ship wrecks make
this spot a special place for scuba divers.
Some of the dive sites near Anna Maria.
The Regina (Sugar barge) is Anna Maria's most famous
wreck site. The 75 foot (22 meters) long wreck lies at a depth
of 20 feet (6 meters). This ship sank in 1940 in a storm. Jewfish
frequent this site.
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.