Scuba diving in Deerfield Beach
Deerfield Beach offers some of the best diving
areas in North America.
Fish and other underwater creatures
are fascinating and great for underwater photography. A wide
variety of reefs and wreck sites are waiting for you to
explore and to add new experiences to your diving
experience. Most of
Deerfield Beach dive sites are near the shore; which
ensures a quick access to wrecks and reefs in the area.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Deerfield 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 30°C.
(76° F and 87° F)
Average Water surface temperature: From 22°C to 27°C
(72 °F to 81 °F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 30
to 40 feet (9 to 12 meters)
Coldest time: February
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Deerfield Beach dive sites are among the most
attractive in Florida. Its wrecks and reefs rank among the
best in the USA. Deerfield Beach's warm and calm water is
great for underwater photography. The amazing visibility
allows you to enjoy the colorful reefs and the variety of
aqua life. Deerfield Beach diversity of dive sites suits all
levels of expertise. Shallow, deep and drift diving are
represented in Deerfield Beach.
Some of Deerfield Beach Dive sites.
Sea Emperor is at a depth of 45 - 70 feet (14-21
meters). It is a beautiful artificial wreck site which is
best for intermediate divers. The wreck was sunk to become
home to many kinds of sea life. A wide variety of underwater
life inhabit the area like moray eel, jewfish and stingray
as well as nurse sharks, groupers and snook.
Angel's Reef is located south of Deerfield Beach. It
is an excellent home to morays and lobsters. The reef is
about 40 to 45 feet (12 to 14 meters) deep. Two angels
statues were sunk in the area and it make a great spot for
Hillsboro ledge is a great shallow dive site. It is
at a depth of 34 to 40 feet (1 -12 meters). The reef is near
the shore and easy to access.
Lafonte Reef is about 35- 45 feet (11 - 14 meters)
deep. The site is a great start for beginners, since it is
not far from the shore and easy to be found. The reef's
holes are a great home to sea creatures lobsters, snappers
and groupers which live here among many other kinds of fish.
Lighthouse Ledge is not far from Hillsboro inlet. It
is about 45 to 55 feet (14 to 17 meters) deep. A variety of
aqua life can be spotted in the area like lobsters and
Boca Airplane Wreck is in about 82 feet (25 meters)
under the water. The airplane crashed in 1978 and became
part of this beautiful reef. It is a small wreck sitting
upside down with the wings touching the sand, but is
definitely worth seeing. The wreck is home to schools of
spadefish and lobsters.
Noula Express is a beautiful artificial reef. It lies
in 71 feet (22 meters) of water. The wreck is 1 mile (1.60
km) away from shore and home to abundant sea life..