Scuba diving in Daytona Beach
Daytona Beach has some of the best dive sites in
Florida. Its wrecks and reefs are popular diving spots.
Daytona also offers some of the best springs diving in the
area which are just minutes away. The dive sites have an
underwater creatures and visibility is
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Daytona Beach dive
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 24°C and 28°C.
(76° F and 83° F)
Average Water surface temperature: 21° C (70°F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between
30-60 feet (10 to 18 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Daytona Beach dive sites are also great for snorkeling.
There's plenty of saltwater snorkeling and diving in the
Daytona beach area. Daytona Beach ledges and wrecks and
reefs, both natural and artificial are a unique experience.
It offers some of the best artificial and natural reefs in
the area which in turn are home to many kinds of aqua life.
The caves, caverns and sinkholes are simply fantastic.
Some of Daytona Beatch dive sites.
Semarca Ship is an artificial dive site. The wreck is
in a depth of 80 feet (24 meters) of water. It was sunk in
1994 to form an artificial reef. Groupers and snappers are
frequent the area. It makes a great spot for night dives.
Alexandra McAllister Tug is a100 feet (30 meters)
long tug. It lies in 80 feet (24 meters) of water. The wreck
is a great home to many kinds of underwater creatures.
Rio Yuna Ship is a 217 feet (66 meters) ship that was
sunk to form an artificial site. It is at a depth of 75 feet
(22 meters) of water. The wreck is home to abundant sea
USS Mindanao is a 446 feet liberty ship. The ship
sank in 1962 and now it lies in 80 feet (24 meters) of
water. It suffered damage in 1995 during a winter storm. It
is home to schools of bait fish, tomato grunts and mangrove
snapper. The wreck is encrusted with ivory bush coral and
Atlas Barge is a 100 feet (30 meters) long barge. It
is one of Daytona Beach beautiful dive sites. It is at a
depth of 80 feet (24 meters). You will enjoy the abundant
sea life living on this site.