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
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 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
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