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Scuba diving in Miami

Miami is one of the most popular diving destinations. Its clean beaches and warm water are what make it favorable to scuba divers. Miami is famous for its wide variety of artificial reefs. The diversity in Miami dive sites helped the growth of all kinds of coral structures as well as attracting many kinds of fish and aqua life. Most of the dive sites are near the shore allowing visiting more than one reef or wreck at the time.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Miami 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 31°C. (76° F and 89° F)
Average Water surface temperature: Between from 21° C to 30° C (70°F to 86°F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 30 and 100 feet (21 to 30 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.

Miami is known for its wreck dive sites, there are over 75 wrecks sunk in its water. Ships, tugs, army tanks, an airplane and radio antennae were sunk to form many beautiful artificial reefs and to create a suitable inhabitant to many kinds of aqua life. The Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) has made a great effort in developing artificial reefs in Miami. Miami dive sites are home to a wide variety of sea life like eels, grouper, snapper and jewfish as well as stingrays, nurse sharks, tarpon, snook, cobia and octopus. Also many kinds of corals are growing on Miami reefs and wrecks. Exchange your new experiences with other divers gathering in Miami diving Clubs.

Some of Miami dive sites.

Army Tank #1 is one of two army tanks a depth of 48 feet (15 meters). The Department of Environmental Resource Management (DERM) has sunk it to form an artificial reef. Now it is home to many kinds of underwater creatures like lobsters. The wreck is covered with both hard and soft corals, spiny oysters and sponges also grow in the area.

Belcher Barge is a 185 feet (56 meters) steel barge was sunk in 1985. Now it lies in 60 feet (18 meters) deep. The wreck is easy to penetrate from deferent sides. Beginner divers will enjoy exploring the wreck and watching the abundant sea life inhabit it.

Blue Fire is at a depth of 110 feet (33 meters). This advanced dive site is one of the most famous dive sites in Miami. The Blue fire was sunk in 1983, and it forms a beautiful site for underwater photography. A wide variety of underwater creatures can be seen in the area like jacks, snapper, jewfish, cobia and barracuda

DEMA Trader was sunk in 2003 in 70-80 feet (21-24 meters) of water. The 165 foot (50 meters) long ship was sunk by the authority after being caught carrying drugs. It can be easily penetrated from the former galley and cabin areas. This intermediate dive site is home to abundant sea life.

Half Moon Preserve is laying at a depth of 10 feet (3 meters). The ship was built in Germany in 1908, the ship and its crew were the first German ship to be captured by England during the WW I. It sank in 1930 during a storm and was dedicated as Florida's seventh Underwater Archaeological Preserve. The site is a great spot for snorkeling and shallow diving. The hull is covered with soft corals and sponges. Damsel fish, angel fish along with many reef fish inhabit the area.
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