Scuba diving in Port Charlotte
Port Charlotte is famous for
the massive numbers of aqua life living in its dive sites.
Pot Charlotte's Ledges, natural and artificial reefs make an
excellent habitat to
many kinds of sea life like soft and
hard corals, goliath grouper and snappers.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Port Charlotte 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 22°C and 26°C. (75° F
and 86° F)
Average Water surface temperature: From 24° C to 26° C (80°F
to 87°F), but it can drop to 15° C (50°F) in the winter
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.
Port Charlotte's variety of dive sites makes it a great
habitat to many kinds of sea life. It attracts many kinds of
large underwater creatures like snappers, goliath
and gag grouper. Its wrecks and artificial dive site are
covered with many kinds of soft and hard corals. The
visibility is great and underwater photographer will find it
quite attractive. If you are interested in fossil search,
Port Charlotte offers a great shark tooth dives. It can be a
great opportunity to see teeth of megalodon, the ancestor of
the great white shark. However, Gooddive like all addicted
recreational divers do not allow the removal, killing or
feeding of underwater creatures.
Some of Port Charlotte dive sites.
The Bayronto Wreck lies in 100 feet (30 meters) of water.
This 400 foot (121 meters) freighter was sunk due to a
hurricane in 1919. The ship is covered with both soft and
hard corals attracting many kinds of small and large fish.
Now it is home to a large population of goliath grouper,
Whale shark may be spotted in some occasions.
The Tremblay Reef is a massive size reef with abundant of
sea life. This site is generally dived as a drift dive with
a boat waiting for you where ever you surface.
The Boxcar & Hopper Cars, as its name may indicate, consists
of old railroad box and hopper cars. It is a bout 72 feet
(22 meters) deep. The site attracts many kinds of underwater
The Palm Island Ferry is in 58 feet (18 meters) of water.
Another ship lies in about 150 (45 meters) feet away from
the Ferry 70 feet (21 meters). They both make a great
habitat to many kinds of aqua life like goliath grouper.
The Power Pole Reef is another wreck site. It consists of a
track- mounted crane and a 50 feet (15 meters) steel barge.
It is an excellent habitat to snappers, goliath and gag
grouper and many other sea lives.