Scuba diving in Hollywood
Hollywood diving offers a rich
variety of dive
sites with more than 30 wrecks and coral reefs. The first
set of reefs are close to the shore and can even be easily
reached by snorkeling. The variety of
Hollywood dive sites makes
it suitable for both beginners and more advanced
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 24°C and 30°C.
(76° F and 86° F)
Average Water surface temperature: Between 22° C -
23° C (72-75°F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between
40-60 feet (12 to 18 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Hollywood's centered location between, Fort
Lauderdale in the north and Miami in the south, makes it
easy to enjoy dive sites of these two locations. Hollywood
dive sites vary from wrecks, natural and artificial reefs. A
natural reef system from the Florida Keys runs all the way
to Hollywood inlet, it just becomes wider and nearer to the
shore. Advanced divers will enjoy diving here as well as
intermediate and beginner divers. You will defiantly have a
new experience to have exchange divers gathering in
Some of the dive sites near Hollywood.
The 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
The Ancient Mariner is a sunken boat at a depth of 45
to 70 feet (14 to 21 meters). It was built in the 30s and
used as a sub-chaser during the World War II. In the year
1964 it was sold to several firms and became a floating
restaurant, before it sank in the year 1981. It was then
donated to Florida's artificial reef program and was sunk in
1991 at a depth of 70 feet (21 meters). This dive site
offers a great experience for almost all levels of divers
because of the altars caused by Hurricane Andrew.
Anglin Pier Reef is a nice natural reef at a depth
range of 55 to 80 feet (16 to 24 meters).The site is home to
many kinds of underwater creatures like sponges, hard and
soft corals. Jacks, chub, yellowtail and mackerel are
frequently seen in the area as well.
Copenhagen was built in England in 1898, before it
sank in 1900 and became a historical shipwreck. The wreck
lies in 15 - 35 feet (5 - 11 meters) of water. It is a great
site for snorkelers and shallow divers. The site is home to
lots of tropical fish, lobster, snapper and grouper.
The Capt. Dan Wreck was deliberately sunk in 1990 to
form an artificial reef. It was named after Captain Dan
Garnsey, a well-known drift fishing boat owner. It now lies
in 90 - 110 feet (27 - 34 meters) of water. It is intact
with large holes easy for divers to penetrate. However,
special care must be taken when penetrating a wreck and this
should only be done under the supervision of an expert.
Guy Harvey is at a depth of 115 - 140 feet (35 - 43
meters). The ship was sunk in 1997 to be part of this
artificial reef. It is an advanced dive site. A variety of
sea life can be seen in this reef like barracudas, hogfish,