Dive sites visited are anywhere from a 5 to 15 minute ride from the dive center as we dive in the area in front of Palmetto Bay resort. In the vicinity of our Palmetto Bay dive shop, divers will experience a wide diversity in reef topography and structure. Most of our sites feature gently sloping bottoms with finger canyons, and nooks and crannies for divers to explore at many different depths, while other sites feature more vertical walls with large cracks to swim through and coral pinnacles to visit. Our reef walls and plateaus are pristine with colorful soft and hard corals. Marine life is plentiful in this area, with common sightings of spotted eagle rays, green moray eels, triggerfish, trunkfish, filefish, lobster & crab.... and once in a while we see turtles and nurse sharks. Blue tang and schools of creole wrasse are everywhere!
Our dive sites are chosen daily by the divemaster and boat captain and are decided based on the skill & certification level of all divers on the boat, weather, current and visibility. We adheres to PADI certification depth restrictions (60’ for open water certified divers and 100’ for advanced open water divers), however our beautiful reef system begins at just 10’ and we spend the majority of most dives between 20’-40’ as that’s where most of the marine life is and is the most colorful, so our divers will experience wonderful dives at any depth.