Scuba diving in Pompano Beach
Pompano Beach has some of the best diving spots in
North America. Most of
Pompano dive sites are located close to
the shore making it easy to access different wreck and reef
dive sites. The Golf current makes Pompano the drift capital
of Florida; the gentle current allows you to slide along the
reef side and watch the
abundant sea life in the area.
Pompano reef system is incredible; you will see that it
consists of three bands running parallel to the shore line
and with different depth ranges that suit all levels of
expertise. This coast is one of the most famous wreck diving
destinations in the world and both historical and artificial
wrecks can be found here.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Pompano Beach dive
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: From 22°C to 30°C
(72 °F to 86 °F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 29
and 100 feet (9 to 30 meters)
Coldest time: February
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Pompano Beach offers a great wreck diving experience.
You can explore both historical and artificial wreck sites
here. The wrecks are home to abundant sea life like large
barracuda, grouper, amberjack, and many other kinds. Pompano
is considered the drift diving capital in North America, the
current in the area is perfect for drifting alongside the
reef ledge. Pompano reefs are covered with colorful living
corals and home to a variety of aqua life. Trumpetfish,
snapper and jacks frequent Pompano Beach dive sites.You will
defiantly have a new experience to have exchange
divers gathering in
Beach diving Clubs.
Some of Pompano Beach Dive sites.
SS Copenhagen is a beautiful ship wreck where corals
are growing on its walls. Abundant of sea life inhabits this
reef such as butterfly fish, neon gobies, tangs, lobsters
and moray eels. The 325 foot (99 meters) ship sank in 1898
and now lies in 16-31 feet (5 to 9 meters) of water. It is a
great spot for snorkels and beginner divers.
Jay Scutti is about 50-70 feet (15 to 21 meters)
deep. The former 97 feet (29 meters) tug boat was sunk in
1986 to form an artificial reef. The area is covered with
soft coral and is home to stingrays and abundant sea life.
Aqua Zoo is the nickname for a wonderful wreck site.
It was given this name because of the variety of sea life
that inhabits the wreck. Stingray, large southern rays,
goliath groupers, nurse sharks and eels can be seen along
with hundreds of other fish. The wreck is in 50 - 70 feet
(15 to 21 meters) of water.
The Abby Too Reef is at a depth of 40 - 60 feet (12
to 18 meters) and it is home to abundant sea life like
grouper, snapper, jacks, barracuda, and moray eels. The
current in the area makes the reef a perfect spot for drift
Hillsboro Ledge is another great drifting spot. The
reef holes are good cover for marine life a home to many
kinds of fish like yellowheaded jawfish and tobacco fish.
This site is at a depth of 33 - 40 feet (10 - 12 meters).
Moray Bend is at a depth of 45 - 70 feet (14 -21
meters) and it makes a great spot for drift diving. You can
swim with the current and watch the abundant sea life in the
area. As its name may indicate the site is home to moray
eels and goliath groupers are spotted in the area.
Pompano Drop-off is a colorful reef containing one of
the most famous wreck sites in Florida "The Copenhagen". The
site is at a depth ranging from 12 to 30 feet (4-9 meters).
The reef is home to nurse sharks, stingrays and lobsters.
Opal Towers is a 5 to 8 foot (1-2 meters) long ledge
in a depth ranging from 34 to 40 feet (13- 12 meters). This
reef is covered with colorful sponges, corals and home to
lobster, eels, turtles and hundreds of other tropical fish.
La Bonte is another beautiful reef site. It is at a
depth of 35 feet (11 meters) and its holes are home to
abundant sea life like lobsters, snapper and grouper.