West Palm Beach
There is a ledge on both
sides of the diver, creating a valley effect down the middle. The
depth in the valley is 75 ft., and the walls of the ledges vary
between three and ten feet in height.
|2. Koller's Reef
Depths at Koller's Reef
range from 75 to 85 feet. If you wish, you can drift dive the area,
following the reef out to 125 feet. This is a very winding reef which
meanders north and south. Sea turtles are quite commonly sighted, and
they have no fear of divers, often coming in close to have their
This is definitely one of
the best wrecks in Florida. She was sunk in 1968 and lies in 90 ft. of
water, just 10 minutes from the dock. The Mizpah is a 185 ft. Greek
luxury liner with 3 levels to explore and 3 ft. of soft corals covering
the ship, from bow to stern.
The Amarylis is 450 ft.
long and lies in 80 ft of water. Only it's hull and bottom deck remain;
the other decks were removed in order to pull the ship off the beach
where it was found after a hurricane.
|5. The Barge
||When people think of Palm
Beach wreck diving, this little barge doesn't always come to mind
because of her competitors, the Mizpah and the Amarylis.
As a result, large game fish constantly surround the barge and never
hesitate to great a diver. Everything on the barge is huge : there are
morays, tropicals, 50 to 100-pound grouper, and, occasionally, a 300 to
400 pound jewfish.
||Beautiful twin ledges which
lie south of the inlet in 90 ft. of water. These sites should not be
missed, as the amount of marine life on them is unbelievable !
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|7. Palm Beach
|This site has 3 wrecks, the
Eidsvaag Freighter, the Phillips Barge and the Rolls
Royce. Aside from
the beautiful wrecks, there are also three large friendly green eels
that have been feed for your entertainment.
|8. Rock Piles
||Just south of the inlet lies
the oldest artificial reef which was formed when the Palm Beach Inlet
was made. This site is known for its large variety of marine life and
shells. It is also a favorite for lobster hunters.
||The prettiest reef in the Palm
Beach area! It has a 4 to 8 foot ledge, graced with a statue of King
Neptune at the north end of the reef. There are lots of beautiful
creatures to be found here such as turtles, stingrays and lots of
tropical fish and invertebrates.
|10. The Trench
||This reef has a 12 ft. wide
trench cut through the reef east to west. This allows all kinds of
animals a place to hide and escape the current.
|An excellent 25 ft. deep reef.
Communication cables cross the reef at the north and south end. Large
numbers of tropical species can be found here.
|12. Ron's Reef
||Short reef with not much
relief except at the north end where Ron's rock can be found. Lots of
||This beautiful reef line,
located close to the inlet, has lots of coves, gullies and brightly
colored sponges. Fish are everywhere. Schooling fish and tropicals sweep
through the coral arches and caverns. Another great feature here is the
almost total absence of current. The 70 ft. barge is located at the north end of the
||A beautiful 8 ft tall ledge
running SE to NW decorated with lots of soft corals and rock crevices.
The north end of this reef will make you feel like your diving in the
|Depths on Horseshoe Reef vary
from 40 ft. at the top of the reef to 55 ft. in the sand. The inner
ledge is a ten-foot vertical drop undercut in many areas by small caves
and ledges. The reef is covered with a beautiful array of sponges and
soft corals. Rays, barracuda and amberjacks are common.