Scuba diving in Tarpon Springs
Tarpon Springs is a great place for snorkeling and
scuba diving adventures. It is located on the Gulf of
Mexico, and has access to a wide variety of dive sites. It
is home to a wide
variety of sea life. Due to the great
visibility the area is a perfect spot for underwater
photography. You can swim side by side with dolphins at the
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: 22°C (73° F )
Average Water surface temperature: From 21° C (72°F).
Visibility often averaging: Visibility is between 60
and 70 feet (18 to 21 meters)
Coldest time: January
Warmest time: August
Possible to dive all year round.
Tarpon Springs is famous for its wide variety in
marine life. Tarpon Springs dive site are occupied with
numerous kinds of sea life. Rays, crab, goliath grouper and
octopus are always seen in the area along with anemones,
sponges and both soft and hard corals. Tarpon Springs is
also rich in its dive sites and the great visibility that is
suitable for underwater photographers.
Some of Tarpon Springs dive sites.
Tarpon Reef is at a depth of 27 feet (8 meters) with
great visibility. The site consists of piles of culverts it
is a great spot for beginners. It is home to rays, crab,
goliath grouper, octopus, anemones, sponge, hard and soft
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.
Harvey's Ledge is a great spot for underwater
photography. It is a bout 52 to 56 feet (16 to 17 meters)
deep. You will always find grouper and hogfish on this ledge
and it is covered with small hard and soft corals.
Army Tanks is in about 34 to 38 feet (10 to 11
meters) of water. The site is rich with underwater creatures
including lobster, grouper, spadefish, flounder and many
The Crane fell overboard during a storm. It lies in
52 to 56 feet (16 to 17 meters) of water and home to many
kinds of aqua life including amberjack and larger fish.
Dolphin Ledge is an L shaped ledge at a depth range
of 57 to 63 feet (17 to 19 meters). The ledge is covered
with small coral formation and is home to many kinds of
tropical fish. And of course as its name indicates the ledge
is home to dolphins.