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Scuba diving in Clearwater

Clearwater diving is one of the best in Florida. Clearwater dive sites are rich with attractive fish species and colorful corals. Most of its dive sites are located with in an hour or so off shore. Dive sites depths vary and suit all levels of expertise. In Clearwater dive sites you can observe manatees and swim with them.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Clearwater 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 22°C and 29°C. (73° F and 85° F)
Average Water surface temperature: Between 22°C and 29°C. (73° F and 85° F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 25 and 90 feet (7 to 27 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: August
Possible to dive all year round.

Clearwater offers some fantastic dive sites. Colorful reefs, beautiful wrecks and abundant sea life. Spiny lobster, beautiful angel fish, curious triggers and huge nudibranchs as well as starfish, hogfish, flounder, amber jacks and the occasional shark are spotted in the area. Clearwater has one of the best wreck dive sites in Florida; The Sheridan. It is a very attractive dive site with a variety of aqua life. You can also have fun swimming with the manatee; it will add a unique experience to you.

Some of Clearwater dive sites.

Veteran's Reef is about 44 feet (13meters) deep. Three barges were sunk on this reef and became home to many kinds of underwater species. The sunken wrecks are home to goliath grouper, rays and many other kinds of fish. A yellow buoy marks the site.

Kings Spring is 55 feet (16 meters) deep and has caverns in 50 feet (15 meters) of water. It is a great spot to watch underwater creatures. Manatees, large tarpon, blue crabs, large catfish and mangrove snapper considering this spring their home.

Sheridan is a breathtaking artificial reef. It lies in 50 - 80 feet (15 - 24 meters) of water. The tug Sheridan remains intact, and many divers consider this 180-foot steel tug West Central Florida's best wreck dive. The site is a great place to observe marine life; it is home to goliath grouper, crevelle jack, trigger fish, and barracuda. Spanish mackerel, amberjack, snapper and sharks also frequent the wreck site.

Rainbow River is at a depth of 25 feet (8 meters). It has a huge population of marine life including very large bass, garfish and a wide variety of turtles. Also it is a great place for fossil diving and a perfect spot for underwater photography.
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