Scuba diving in Sunny Isles
Sunny Isles located in Miami County is one of the
most attractive diving destinations. Its unique location
allows divers to dive most of miami diving sites. Its dive
sites have some of the most famous wrecks in the area.
Isles dive sites attract many kinds of aqua life and help
the growth of underwater life.
Always dive according to your level of training.
Never enter the water without checking with
Sunny Isles 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 31°C.
(76° F and 89° F)
Average Water surface temperature: From 21° C to 30°
C (70°F to 86°F)
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 30
and 100 feet (21 to 30 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: July
Possible to dive all year round.
Sunny Isles is one of the most favorable spots in
Florida. As part of Miami County the Department of
Environmental Resource Management (DERM) have developed some
of Sunny Isles reef sites to help the growth of
life. Sunny Isles artificial sites consist of sunken ships,
tugs, army tanks and manmade concrete reefs.
Some of Sunny Isles Dive sites.
Matthew Lawrence or No. 7 is a 120 feet (36 meters)
freighter at 50 feet of water. It is a great start for
training and beginning divers. It is 200 feet (60 meters)
away from the Army Tanks.
Army Tank #1 is one of two army tanks a depth of 48
feet (15 meters). The Department of Environmental Resource
Management (DERM) has sunk it to form an artificial reef.
Now it is home to many kinds of underwater creatures like
lobsters. The wreck is covered with both hard and soft
corals, spiny oysters and sponges also grow in the area.
The Conception is an old freighter that was sunk in
1991 to form an artificial reef. It lies at a depth of 68
feet (21 meters). Hurricane Andrew broke the wreck and the
cargo area collapsed. The wreck is home to abundant sea life
especially in the early morning or late afternoon.
South Deep Trench is a beginner dive site at a bout
60 feet (18 meters) deep. The water is calm and very clear.
The site is home to large green moray.
The C One is a 120 feet (36 meters) navy steel that
was sunk in 1990. The wreck is at a depth range of 45-70
feet (13-21 meters). It is home to many kinds of sea life
including schools of barracuda. It is a great diving spot
for intermediate divers.
Graceland reef is where you can find very large green
moray eel. A part of plate reef was sunk in 4 to 5 feet (1
to 2 meters) of water creating an interesting ledge and then
it drops to a second dive at 18 to 22 (5 to 6 meters) feet
deep. Rare species can be seen in this site like copper
sweepers also nurse shark are spotted in the area.