Scuba diving in Sanford
Sanford is a city in Seminole County, Florida. Its
central location offers a great experience for diving and
snorkeling fans, for it is easier to access other dive sites
located in near regions like Orlando and Daytona Beach. Warm
water is home to abundant fish and aqua life.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Sanford 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 25°C and 31°C.
(77° F and 89° F)
Average Water surface temperature: From 22°C 29°C
(71°F to 85°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.
Sanford and Florida Central area is famous for its
cave and cavern systems. You can dive popular wrecks and
reefs located in the area. Sanford
dive sites provide a good environment for a variety of
sea life. Its wide variety of dive sites suits all levels of
You can have your diving certification from diving
centers in Sanford dive centers. The dive schools offer
education at various levels These centers can offer some
non-divers training in the safe environment of a swimming
Some Dive sites near Sanford.
Ginnie Springs in Orland has the most attractive cave
system. Its warm crystal clear water is home to many kinds
of fish like redfish, trout, shark tarpon and bonefish. It
is a bout 15 feet (4 meters) deep with good visibility. Some
of Ginnie Springs' caves may need cave levels of training.
Devil's Den is another dive cavern site located in
Orlando. It is at a depth range of 60 feet (18 meters) deep.
It is a great spot for fossil dive. The visibility in this
site is awesome for underwater photography
USS Mindanao, in Daytona Beach, is a 446 feet liberty
ship. The ship sank in 1962 and now it lies in 80 feet (24
meters) of water. It suffered damage in 1995 during a winter
storm. It is home to schools of bait fish, tomato grunts and
mangrove snapper. The wreck is encrusted with ivory bush
coral and sponges.
Blue Grotto is a beautiful cavern dive spot. It
starts as a shallow dive site and then it reaches 100 feet
deep (30 meters). It is home to many kinds of aqua life, and
it can be done in the same day with Devil's Den.
Atlas Barge, located in Daytona Beach is a 100 feet
(30 meters) long barge. It is one of Daytona Beach beautiful
dive sites. It is at a depth of 80 feet (24 meters). You
will enjoy the abundant sea life living on this site.