Scuba diving in Fort Myers
Fort Myers is in the Gulf of Mexico, which is a great
diving area. If you are looking for a new adventure and a
wide variety of dive sites, then the Gulf would be a great
choice. Fort Myers' dive sites vary from deep to shallow
sites. It suits all levels of expertise due to its variety
in depths and visibility.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Fort Myers 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 25°C and 30°C. (77° F
and 87° F)
Average Water surface temperature: Between 21° C - 26° C
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 25 to 80
feet (7 to 24meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Fort Myers scuba diving offers a great deal for divers and
snorkelers. A wide
variety of sea lives inhabit its sites
and reefs. Fort Myers wrecks and reefs attract tourists from
all over the world. The variety in dive sites depths and
visibility attracts experienced divers and add new
experience to novice divers. If you are looking for shark
tooth diving you can always try Venice Beach approximately
45 min north of Fort Myers. Gooddive like all addicted
recreational divers do not encourage the removal, killing or
feeding of underwater creatures
Some of the dive sites near Fort Myers.
Edison Reef is an artificial reef which consists of the
remains of the old Edison Bridge. It was sunk in 40 feet (12
meters) of water. Fascinating coral formation encrusted the
site. There is a good chance you can see manta rays and
sharks along with many other kinds of underwater creatures.
The Bayronto Wreck lies in 100 feet (30 meters) of water.
This 400 foot (121 meters) freighter was sunk due to a
hurricane in 1919. The ship is covered with both soft and
hard corals attracting many kinds of small and large fish.
Now it is home to a large population of goliath grouper.
Whale sharks may be spotted on some occasions.
Boca Grande Wreck is a cargo ship lies at a depth ranging
from 80 to 100 feet (24-30 meters). The site is home to
large jewfish and many other sea lives.
Santa Lucia is an artificial reef. It was deployed in 1997
at a depth range of 20-30feet (6-9meters). The wreck is home
to abundant sea life.