Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach with its clear water and abundant sea life makes a great shore dive. The best in the United Sates and maybe even the world.
The diversity of life is what makes it special. Seahorses, pipefish, octopus, sea robins, flying gurnards, batfish, frogfish, and stargazers. And a lot more. Add bridge pilings, small boat wrecks, and rocks to provide a great dive experience. If we’re lucky we may see manatees, sea turtles, and even dolphins.
The Blue Heron Bridge dive site entrance is in Phil Foster Park. Just walk in from the shoreline and start exploring. There is also a Snorkel Trail for the non-divers. The depth around Blue Heron Bridge goes from 4 feet at the entry point out to 20 feet near the boat wrecks. The Snorkel Trail ranges from 10 to 15 feet.
Lets finish off with a day of reef and wreck diving on the Florida coast. Our 2 tank boat dive is just a short ride to a couple of local sites. The ride may be as short as 20 to 30 minutes depending on the sites chosen. There are numerous wrecks from a sunken Rolls Royce to large freighters and naval ships. The miles of close-in and offshore reefs make for great fish watching. Lots of colorfully named reefs follow the shoreline. Some are far enough out to require a boat while others are an easy swim from shore. When boat diving you can almost always see the shore
Our plan is to meet at noon on Saturday for the Blue Heron Bridge dive. Afterwards, if there is interest, we can head off to get in a quick shore dive (extra charge for tanks).
Sunday we go out for our boat dive at 8 am. With the short ride to the sites we should be back by noon. If there is interest we MAY be able to get in another dive at the Blue Heron Bridge (depending on the tide). Or you can start back early if that is your choice.
* (Discount if you bring youir own tanks and weights)
There is a discount if you bring your own tanks and weights