Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Alabama
Ready to check out the best sites in Alabama for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 6 dive sites, snorkel spots, beaches, and more. Discover hand-curated maps, along with reviews and photos from nature lovers like you. No matter what you're looking for, you can find a diverse range of the best ocean activities in Alabama to suit your needs.
#1 - Blue Water Adventure
Alabama, USA East
I was certified here, and as far as it goes it was a pretty good setup. There was a small dive shop for small things that may have been forgotten, and they did refill tanks. There was also an area for kids or non-divers to sit and watch the action from above. In the water, there is several wrecked vehicles (one, a 65 Mustang was supposedly Janis Joplin's, don't know how true that was!) , boats, a school bus, 2 fire trucks and several other odd attractions. And a few fish too! Visibility varies, as more people come and go the water gets murkier, but it had pretty good visibility. Web address is http://divealabama.com/ I-65 to exit 246, Pelham… Take a right at the light, follow signs for 31S. Turn Left at Pelham Parkway (still following 31 S). Turn Right on Industrial Park Drive, you will see the huge dive sign. Park is on left past sign.
#2 - Blue Water
Snorkeling, Scuba all levels and training. Many "dive sites" Full dive shop, coffee shop, Changing rooms, showers, etc. 20 minutes South of Birmingham. Address is 100 Industrial Park Drive, Pelham, Alabama 35124 Blue Water is also known as Blue Water Scuba Park, Alabama Blue Water Adventures.
#3 - The Whiskey wreck
This 200' rum runner is located in 15 to 25 feet of water. It covers approximately 300 square yards. This wreck lies just beyond the sand bar, making it an ideal beach diving opportunity. Night diving on the Whiskey proves to be a very rewarding experience as you can almost always see things that go unnoticed during daylight hours. The Whiskey wreck is located approximately 150 yards from the beach due south of the east end of the small beach house west of the parking area.
#4 - Madison Aquatic & Recreation Park
Lime Quarry Rd, Madison, AL 35758. This site is owned by the city of Madison, it is currently not in Operation. Madison Aquatic & Recreation Park is also known as Rock divers.
#5 - Dive land park
Easy access to water on north end of quarry. Decks make for easy entry and exit. There is an upper deck for sunning/relaxing between dives right at the north entry and also provides shade for divers getting ready. There are ladders and steps for entry and exit.