Scuba diving in Placida
Placida is located in Charlotte County and is
endowed with beautiful dive sites. Placida reefs offer dive
sites that are home to many kinds of fish, and its
artificial reefs are promoting the growth of aqua life. The
wrecks here offer a great experience for wreck lovers.
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 87° F)
Average Water surface temperature: 24°C (76 °F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 30
and 100 feet (10 to 30 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Placida dive sites are calm, safe and suit all levels
of expertise. Diving Placida adds a new experience for
divers and its wrecks and artificial reefs are worth seeing.
Its great visibility is perfect for underwater photography.
The underwater life changes with the weather and season.
Therefore you can be sure to see something different every
time you take a plunge in different seasons.
Some of Placida Dive sites.
Palm Island Ferry is an artificial dive site that was
deployed in 1999. An old steel ship ferry was sunk in this
area at a depth of 55 feet (16 meters). Another barge was
sunk in the site and became home to many kinds of fish
including goliath grouper.
Tremblay Reef is another artificial dive site that
was deployed in 2003. The massive size reef is home to
abundant sea life and many species of large and small. This
dive is usually done as a drift dive due to the difficulty
Novak Reef is one of Placida artificial reefs. It
consists of concrete culverts lays at a depth of 30 feet (9
meters). The reef provides shelter to abundant of sea life.