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Scuba diving in Pinellas

Pinellas diving offers a new experience for diver. It is famous for its artificial dive sites. Pinellas' reefs are designed with different sizes and attract many kinds of fish. If you like cave diving, Pinellas' springs offer a great chance to experience its caves and caverns. Pinellas wrecks and reefs are home to abundant sea life including mackerel, amber jack, cobia, barracuda and baitfish.

Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with Pinellas Park 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: From 25°C to 29°C (78°F to 85° F)
Average Water surface temperature: 26°C (80°F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 20 and 100 feet (6 to 30 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.

Pinellas is home to 13 scuba diving reefs. Each one offers a new adventure and underwater challenge. Pinellas dive sites are quite attracting with the abundance of sea life it offers. Grouper, snapper and grunt are seen in Pinellas wrecks and reef sites. Caves and caverns are what characterize Pinellas' springs. Exchange your new experiences with other divers gathering in Pinellas Park diving Clubs.

Some of Pinellas dive sites.

Veteran's Reef is in a depth range of 43 to 47 feet (13 - 14 meters). Three large barges, about 100 feet (30 meters) long each, were sunk on this reef. The site is home to many kind of fish and aqua life.

Indian Shores Reef is in about 44 to 46 feet (13 - 14 meters) of water. Two ships from the World War II were sunk on this reef. These ships have become a great home to many kinds of underwater creatures.

Pinellas #2 Reef is an artificial reef at a depth of 80 feet (24 meters). It is an advanced dive site. The site is where the wreck of the USCG Blackthorn, the tug Sheridan and another steel barge lies. It is one of Florida's best wreck sites. The site is home to abundance of sea life including grouper, snapper and amberjack as well as spanish mackerel, triggerfish, barracuda and sharks.

USCG Blackthorn is located on Pinellas #2 Reef. It is one of the best wreck dives Pinellas offers. It is at a depth ranging from 65 to 80 feet (19-24 meters). This180 feet (55 meters) long ship was sunk in 1980 to be part of Pinellas #2 artificial reef. Sharks, crevelle jack and amber jacks are spotted in the area.

Pinellas #3 Reef is an advanced dive site at a depth of 130 feet (39 meters). It was made by the Pinellas County Utilities to sink larger vessels and military ships.

Rube Allyn Reef is at a depth of 50 feet (15 meters). The reef consists of many tall pyramid structures and some parts of the old Clearwater Pass bridge. It is home to many kinds of underwater life especially kingfish.

Dunedin Reef is one of the perfect spots for underwater photography for its great visibility. It is in about 25-30 feet (7-9 meters) of water, and is home to abundant of sea life.

South County Reef was made in 2001 in 45 feet (13 meters) of water. The reef is home to an old tug boat "Orange Tug" that was sunk in 2003. And now it is home to goliath grouper, black sea bass and nurse shark along with many other underwater species.

Crystal Beach Spring is about 25 feet (7 meters) deep. The spring is located offshore and has some grass growing along the edge. It is great spot for cave diving.
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