Are there coral reefs in Fort Lauderdale?
Visitors to the Town of Lauderdale-By-The-Sea often see scuba divers entering the water to make a beach dive. What the visitors may not know – but what the divers do – is that the Town has a living coral reef within 100 yards of its shoreline. The reef is so close to the beach, it is even accessible to snorkelers.
What part of Florida has the best scuba diving?
- To Cave Dive: Devil’s Den and Blue Grotto.
- To Dive with Sea Turtles: West Palm Beach.
- To Find Shark Teeth: Venice.
- To See Artificial Reefs: Miami / Fort Lauderdale.
- To See the Living Reef: Looe Key.
- To Explore Big Wrecks: Key Largo.
- To Explore Historic Wrecks: Pensacola, Destin and Panama City.
How deep is the reef at Lauderdale by the Sea?
Located only a few hundred feet from shore, the reefs off Lauderdale by the Sea features an average depth of 10-15 feet and a max depth of 25 feet. On a calm day, Lauderdale by the Sea is an excellent spot for divers of all experience levels.