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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 divers.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Hollywood dive centers for safety, additional information, level required for each dive site and without being accompanied by a professional.
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 Hollywood Beach diving Clubs.

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, and lobsters.

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