Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving in Palm Beach County

Ready to check out the best sites in Palm Beach County for scuba diving, snorkeling, shore diving, free diving or other ocean activities? Zentacle has 35 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 Palm Beach County to suit your needs.
Palm Beach County dive site map
Blue Heron Bridge

#1 - Blue Heron Bridge

Florida, USA East

beginner
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You must bring a flag and they don't allow scuba in the swim area in front of the lifeguard stand. If you go off the beach and to the east you can dive the little bridge, or you can dive to the west of the beach around the pylons under the larger portion. You can also go east an west around the anchored boats and find a couple little ones that have sunk. You are going to want to get in about an hour before high tide to get the most out of the slack tide. You can dive either East or West of the Park. Do not enter the boat lanes! As you go east on Blue Heron Blvd., you will go over the bridge and Phil Foster Park will be on your left. As you turn in stay to the left and you will park near the bridge. You will set up in the parking lot and go off the beach. Night diving is only permitted by boat, you cannot cross the beach after dark. Blue Heron Bridge is also known as Phil Foster Park.
Blue Heron Bridge

#2 - Blue Heron Bridge

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

beginner
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You must bring a flag and they don't allow scuba in the swim area in front of the lifeguard stand. If you go off the beach and to the east you can dive the little bridge, or you can dive to the west of the beach around the pylons under the larger portion. You can also go east an west around the anchored boats and find a couple little ones that have sunk. You are going to want to get in about an hour before high tide to get the most out of the slack tide. As you go east on Blue Heron Blvd., you will go over the bridge and Phil Foster Park will be on your left. As you turn in stay to the left and you will park near the bridge. You will set up in the parking lot and go off the beach. Night diving is only permitted by boat, you cannot cross the beach after dark. Blue Heron Bridge is also known as Phil Foster Park.
The Breakers

#3 - The Breakers

Florida, USA East

Unrated
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This is one of the best, if not the best shore dive anywhere within a hundred miles of here. The water is usually more clear than nearby sites, and the variety, and number of fish and coral is pretty much unmatched. I have seen French, and Blue Angelfish, Parrotfish, Moray Eels, Porgy, Puffers, Damsels, and a whole lot I could not identify. Some of the ledges there get up to six feet, and are quite impressive. There is less hard corals here than at Vista park, but more sponges and similar numbers of soft coral. From the I-95 get off at Palm Beach Lakes blvd in west palm beach. Go east until Dixie highway(US1) then go south until Quadrille (also called Royal Poinciana in places) go east on this across the intercoastal. Then go north on N County Road, take a quick right onto Sunset avenue. At the end of this road there is two hour parking, park there and swim directly out, there are a few reefs that go as deep as 25 feet.
West Palm Beach

#4 - West Palm Beach

Florida, USA East

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West Palm Beach is a 4.25-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in Florida, USA East which is accessible from shore based on 4 ratings.
Gulfstream Park

#5 - Gulfstream Park

Florida, USA East

Unrated
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This dive site has an amazing number of fish in it. Damsels, Parrotfish, doctor fish, barracuda, and a single nurse shark. I spent almost all my time on the ledge right on the shore, which made poor visibility, but it was still a good dive. Just follow one of the ledges for a while and you will see as many tropical fish as anywhere. If you start on I-95 get off on Woolbright Road and go east until you get to A1A turn right, and go about 0.5 miles until you see gulf stream park on the left. It will be about a quarter mile south of Nomad Surf Shop. From the lifeguard tower go south about a hundred feet, and enter there. There is a shallow ledge in about three feet of water, as well as an artificial reef about 150 feet out
Black Rock

#6 - Black Rock

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

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Approx 2 miles NE of Palm Beach Inlet.
King Neptune

#7 - King Neptune

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

beginner
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The 7 foot statue of King Neptune is now gone... don't look for her ;-) King Neptune is part of Breaker's reef.
South Doubles

#8 - South Doubles

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

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two reefs, ledges running north and south South Doubles reef is located 3 nautical miles SSE of the Palm Beach Inlet. South Doubles is also known as South Double Ledges.
Rolls Royce

#9 - Rolls Royce

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

intermediate
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This 1985 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce lays in 27 meters of fater. She was donated by two individuals to inaugurate the Country's Artificial Reef Program. The Rolls Royce is located 1 mile E of the Palm Beach Inlet.
Flower Gardens

#10 - Flower Gardens

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

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The Flower Gardens are located 4,5 nautical miles S of the Palm Beach Inlet.
MG-111 barge

#11 - MG-111 barge

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

intermediate
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Barge Steel 195' feet MG-111 barge is also known as MG-111.
Hole in the Wall

#12 - Hole in the Wall

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

intermediate
(0)
Large diameter short tunnel. Often filled with big Golaith Groupers and sharks including Bulls. Spectacular. On the 120 foot ledge South of the Jupiter Inlest
Briney Breezes

#13 - Briney Breezes

USA, Florida

beginner
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Briney Breezes is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in USA, Florida which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Pink House

#14 - Pink House

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

beginner
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Pink House is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in USA, Florida, Palm Beach which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Noula Express

#15 - Noula Express

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

beginner
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Stern is almost over the third reef at deep maximum of 65 feet (19 Meters ) and I am guessing that this wreck is went down about four years ago. Some penetration to wreck is possible with proper training, some fishes on wreck like smalls Hog fish, jakes, barracudas and tropical fish but nothing spectacular. I just dove this wreck for the first time on October of 2002 after find out from looking the scanning done by Broward county, before that I never heard about this wreck. I Named Mystery Barge because I could not find any information about it. It looks like a working barge that we see inside of inter costals I estimate the size is 100 feet by 40 feet. Good dive to perform a combination of wreck and drift dive. If anybody has any information about this wreck please let me know i will be glade to post in this site. Almost a mile offshore inside the third reef line about 300 yards south-east of Ancient Mariner Wreck.
Cable Crossing

#16 - Cable Crossing

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

beginner
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Marked my a mooring buoy.
Colson's Barge

#17 - Colson's Barge

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

intermediate
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Approx 1 mile NE of Palm Beach Inlet.
Breakers 3rd Window

#18 - Breakers 3rd Window

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

beginner
(0)
Interesting drift dive. Breakers Reef is located 3 miles S from the Palm Beach Inlet.
Drifting Spot

#19 - Drifting Spot

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

intermediate
(0)
In a strong current, it could be difficult to make an accurate descent.
Rons Rock

#20 - Rons Rock

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

beginner
(0)
Rons Rock is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in USA, Florida, Palm Beach which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Ana Cecilia Wreck

#21 - Ana Cecilia Wreck

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

beginner
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Length: 170 feet. Upright, facing south.
Eidsvag and Owens

#22 - Eidsvag and Owens

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

intermediate
(0)
Eidsvag and Owens is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in USA, Florida, Palm Beach which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
Angel's Reef

#23 - Angel's Reef

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

beginner
(0)
Two angels statues were sunk here. Located south of Deerfield Beach
United Caribbean

#24 - United Caribbean

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

beginner
(0)
Nice small wreck dive. Large school of Jew Fish and the same Eel from the Sea Emperor came to visit. Ship rests East/West and is in the same neighborhood as the Sea Emperor and Noula Express. Would be fun to do a little navigation adventure if the current is weak enough.
Deerfield Beach North Rocks

#25 - Deerfield Beach North Rocks

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

beginner
(0)
Fun Beach Dive. Parking is a pain so plan on a drop off and a good walk. Deerfield Beach North Rocks is also known as Boca Beach Dive.
Sea Emperor

#26 - Sea Emperor

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

beginner
(0)
171-foot wreck Approx one mile SE of the Boca Raton Inlet
Hydro Atlantic

#27 - Hydro Atlantic

USA, Florida, Fort Lauderdale

advanced
(0)
One of the best dive of the coast, for experienced divers only! Deerfield Beach
Ballantine Reef

#28 - Ballantine Reef

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

beginner
(0)
Ballantine Reef is also known as Breakers Shallow.
Worth Avenue Pier Debris

#29 - Worth Avenue Pier Debris

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

beginner
(0)
This is a great dive. There is lobster and lots of fish in the rocks. Directly in line with the Worth Avenue street sign.
Playpen

#30 - Playpen

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

Unrated
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Playpen is also known as Playground, Tri-County Artificial Reef.
Pauls Reef

#31 - Pauls Reef

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

beginner
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Pauls Reef is a 0-star rated scuba dive and snorkel destination in USA, Florida, Palm Beach which is accessible from shore based on 0 ratings.
The Trench

#32 - The Trench

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

beginner
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The Trench is located 4 miles S of the Palm Beach Inlet. The Trench is also known as Moray Alley, Outfall Trench.
Mizpah

#33 - Mizpah

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

intermediate
(0)
The 185 foot Greek liner Mizpah was sunk as an artificial reef in 1968. She lies upright in 27 meters deep. Close to the Mizpah, there is a small patrol craft named PC 1170, with a lot of maray eels. The Mizpah wreck is 1 mile NE off Palm Beach Inlet. Mizpah is also known as PC 1170.
Amarillys

#34 - Amarillys

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

intermediate
(0)
The Amarilys is a 441 foot shipwreck, sunk here as an artificial reef in 1968. The Amarilys wreck is located 1 mile NE of the Palm Beach Inlet (close to the Mizpah wreck).
Princess Anne

#35 - Princess Anne

USA, Florida, Palm Beach

intermediate
(0)
The Princess Anne wreck was a 350 foot ferry that was sunk in 1993. It was used to shuttle people and automobiles across the Chesapeake Bay. Approximately 1.5 miles NE of Palm Beach Inlet.