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314 Dive Sites

Part 2: Dive Sites, Marine Life & Environment in Tampa Bay, (United States)

The Tampa Bay area is famous for its warm water and amazing sunsets. Wildlife in and out of the water is diverse. Florida's manatee take advantage of the extensive Intracoastal Waterway that is a network of coves and waterways between the bay and the gulf. Bottlenose dolphin and the many marine birds frequent the quiet backwaters that also are home to thousands of docks and piers for the many private, public and commercial boats. The best dives are well offshore so find a good dive shop and charter a boat out beyond the barrier islands.

 

There are many good wreck dives off the Gulf coast of Tampa Bay. The USCG Blackthorn is found in 80 feet of water at Pinellas #2 Artificial Reef Site about 10 miles offshore from Clearwater beach. The ship was a buoy tender, rescue ship and ice breaker since its launch in 1944. After renovations in the yards of Tampa Bay the 108 foot Blackthorn hit the 605 foot SS Capricorn freighter sinking the ship, the tender was pulled up and beyond repair it was laid to rest at Pinellas Reef. The vessel is mostly upside down but is a great site to explore. It is common to see Goliath grouper, Red snapper, mackerel, schools of spadefish and the magnificant whale shark is known to visit this advanced dive site. Another wreck is The Sheridan that also lies on the artificial reef known as Pinellas #2. The 180 foot tugboat sits almost upright and its top is only 25 feet from the waters surface. Huge groupers make the wreck their home and it is common to see mackerel, Crevelle jack and the occasional reef shark.

There are other interesting wreck dives like the Gunsmoke, a marijuana smuggling vessel wrecked in 1977 about 20 miles offshore. This advanced dive is in 70 feet of water and while visibility is not always the best it is an interesting dive that gets you well offshore. The story and intrigue behind the wreck will lure you in and it is said that government divers found a man's body inside the abandoned old shrimp boat when it was discovered.

The wreck dive site far offshore west of Tarpon Springs, Florida is known as Tugboat and Barge. The 105 foot upright tug and 80 foot barge sank in 85 feet of water during high seas and are about one mile from one another. This advanced dive is a far offshore but worth the trip. A wreck dive that is close to shore in just 38 feet of water is the tugboat known as Ghost Tug. This 50 feet long tug is home to some big Jewfish another name for Atlantic goliath grouper and schools of Atlantic spadefish. Because it is so shallow it is a great place for underwater photography of the wreck and marine life.

Shore diving off the many barrier islands of Tampa Bay area is popular for scuba divers and snorkelers. A childhood favorite of mine is Treasure Island and St. Pete Beach. St. Pete Beach Reef and Tug Orange are two worthy shore dives very close off Petersburg Beach for scuba divers or snorkelers to explore. St. Pete Beach Reef has sections of an old bridge, a barge, coral and lots of fish. Tug Orange to its south is a small wreck that is a great place to swim with schools of game fish giving a chance to watch them in the water when they are off the hook. This is also a spearfishing paradise.

The beaches of the barrier islands of Sarasota, Clearwater, Treasure Island and Dunedin also offer offshore exploration and snorkeling fun especially ideal for beginners or casual dives. Regardless of what you do in the day around Tampa Bay do not miss talking a peaceful walk on the beaches at night after the pastel sunsets of western Florida.

Read "Part 1: Overview of Scuba Diving in Tampa Bay, (United States)"

Read "Part 3: Dive Shops, Airports & Logistics of Diving in Tampa Bay, (United States)"

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Dive Sites in Tampa Bay, United States

Venice Beach

RUBE ALLYN NORTH (47ft)

Rube Allyn Reef

Gulf Of Mexico

Spanish Rocks

1 MILE REEF, SITE 05-1 (22ft)

Sheridan

AH RICHARDSON (18ft)

Hudson Grotto

Blackthorn

VETERANS REEF (44ft)

St. Pete Beach Reef

Tug Orange

South County Artificial Reef

Indian Shores Reef

Gunsmoke

Veteran’s Reef

Airplane Barge

Weeki Wachee Springs

Sugar Barge

M1 Reef Barge

The Boneyard

Mastodon Table Top

The "PJ"

Table Rock Ledge

Third Pier

Florida Aquarium: Dive with Sharks

Regina Sugar Barge Wreck

Jim’s Dive Shop

Pinellas #2 Artificial Reef

Tugboat and Barge

ARTEMIS

BIG WHEEL

E.L. COTTINGHAM

PANKY

TOUCHET

1 MILE REEF (21ft)

1 MILE REEF (27ft)

1 MILE REEF, SITE 03--1 (22ft)

1 MILE REEF, SITE 05-3 (22ft)

1 MILE REEF, SITE 05-4 (22ft)

1 MILE REEF, SITE 05-6 (22ft)

1 MILE REEF, SITE 3-12 (22ft)

1 MILE REEF, SITE 3-13 (22ft)

1 MILE REEF, SITE 3-8 (22ft)

3 MILE REEF NORTH (30ft)

3 MILE REEF -NORTH (B REEF) (30ft)

3 MILE REEF SOUTH (25ft)

3 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE D (30ft)

3 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *D*-01-11 (31ft)

3 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *D*-01-12 (31ft)

3 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *D*-01-13 (31ft)

3 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *D*-01-2 (31ft)

3 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *D*-01-3 (31ft)

3 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *D*-01-4 (31ft)

3 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *D*-01-6 (31ft)

3 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *D*-01-7 (31ft)

3 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *D*-01-8 (31ft)

7 MILE REEF NORTH (40ft)

7 MILE REEF SOUTH (40ft)

7 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *C*-00-01 (41ft)

7 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *C*-00-03 (41ft)

7 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *C*-00-06 (41ft)

7 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE ER-9 (40ft)

7 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *P*-02-01 (40ft)

7 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *P*-02-02 (40ft)

7 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *P*-02-03 (40ft)

7 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *P*-02-05 (40ft)

7 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *P*-02-06 (40ft)

7 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *P*-02-07 (40ft)

7 MILE SOUTH REEF, SITE *P*-02-08 (40ft)

ALAN FISHER (31ft)

ALSATIA

ANNA B

BAHIA BEACH REEF (BAY) #4 (19ft)

BAHIA BEACH REEF (BAY) (19ft)

BAHIA BEACH REEF (BAY) (20ft)

BAHIA BEACH REEF (BAY) (24ft)

BAHIA BEACH REEF (BAY) REEF#3

BAHIA BEACH REEF (BAY), #1 (19ft)

BAHIA BEACH REEF(BAY) (21ft)

BALLAST POINT PIER (BAY) (8ft)

Ballest Point Reef Ball Submerged Breakwater Project

Bayshore Beautiful Submerged Breakwater

Bayshore Beautiful Submerged Breakwater Phase II

BAYSHORE-NORTH REEFBALLS, 04-10 (10ft)

BELMONT

BLUE STACK 79

BOB JOHNSON (65ft)

BOORY STAR

BRETON II

CAPT J

CHAMBERLAIN HIGH SCHOOL (BAY) (19ft)

CHANNEL MARKER REEFS (BAY) (10ft)

CHARLIE*S REEF (90ft)

CHIEF REEF (BAY) (24ft)

CINDY

CLEARWATER REEF (29ft)

COKER (#8) (BAY) (9ft)

COUNTY M-13 SITE (42ft)

COUNTY M-13 SITE (43ft)

COURTNEY CAMPBELL SITE (BAY) (16ft)

D-3 (105ft)

D-4 (105ft)

D-6 (110ft)

D-9 (105ft)

DANIA

DOLORES

DONALD ROEHER-LIDO KEY REEF (23ft)

DUNEDIN (25ft)

DUNEDIN REEF (28ft)

EGMONT KEY REEF (18ft)

EGMONT KEY REEF (BAY), #1 (18ft)

EGMONT KEY REEF (BAY), #10 (18ft)

EGMONT KEY REEF (BAY), #11 (18ft)

EGMONT KEY REEF (BAY), #2 (18ft)

EGMONT KEY REEF (BAY), #3 (18ft)

EGMONT KEY REEF (BAY),#15 (18ft)

EGMONT KEY REEF (BAY),#23 (18ft)

EGMONT KEY REEF (BAY),#26 (18ft)

EGMONT KEY REEF (BAY),#8 (18ft)

EVANS (#6) (BAY) (10ft)

F/V CAPT J

FARCRY

GERKIN (BAY) (12ft)

HART #2 (BAY) (12ft)

HART (#2) (BAY) (10ft)

HOWARD FRANKLIN SITE (BAY) (16ft)

I-1 LYNN SILVERTOOTH 32-06

I-1 LYNN SILVERTOOTH 36-06

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, RB-PARROT HEAD SITE (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, REEFBALL SITE#1 (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, REEFBALL SITE#2 (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, REEFBALL SITE#3 (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, REEFBALL SITE#8 (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, REEFBALL SITE#9 (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, SITE #11 (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, SITE #13 (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, SITE #28 (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, SITE #39 (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, SITE #4 (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, SITE #6 (30ft)

I-1, LYNN SILVERTOOTH, SITE #7 (30ft)

Im changed

INDIAN SHORES REEF (25ft)

INDIAN SHORES REEF (35ft)

INDIAN SHORES REEF (38ft)

INDIAN SHORES REEF (40ft)

INDIAN SHORES REEF SITE

INDIAN SHORES REEF SITE #6(8) (40ft)

INDIAN SHORES REEF SITE-JOHNS PASS

INVADER

JANTZEN #5(BAY) (10ft)

JANTZEN (#5) (BAY) (14ft)

JOSEPH M CUDA

KINGFISHER

LIDO CHANNEL MARKERS (BAY) (11ft)

LIDO CHANNEL MARKERS (BAY) (6ft)

LITTLE BIRD KEY OYSTER REEF #1 (1ft)

LITTLE BIRD KEY OYSTER REEF #3 (1ft)

LOUANNA

M-1 (40ft)

M-10 (70ft)

M-11 REEF BALLS (69ft)

M-11 REEF BALLS (72ft)

M-15 (43ft)

M-16 (48ft)

M-17 (60ft)

M-2 (41ft)

M-3 (43ft)

M-4 (42ft)

M-4 SITE (43ft)

M-5 (40ft)

M-6 (52ft)

M-7 (48ft)

M-7 (50ft)

M-8 (63ft)

M-8 SITE, REEFEX #10 (63ft)

M-8 SITE, REEFEX #8 (60ft)

M-9 (63ft)

M-9 SITE, REEFEX #2 (65ft)

M-9 SITE, REEFEX #4 (64ft)

M-9 SITE, REEFEX #5 (64ft)

MADEIRA REEF

MAGEWIND

MANATEE RIVER-EMERSON POINT,04-18 (10ft)

MD-1 (78ft)

MILLER (#3) (BAY) (21ft)

MISENER BARGE (25ft)

N Deman*s LandingSea Wall Reef Balls

N Macdill Submerged Oyster Reef Ball Breakwater

NEAR SHORE REEF (16ft)

OUTLAW

PEGASUS TUGBOAT (85ft)

PICNIC ISLAND PIER REEF (BAY)

PICNIC ISLAND REEF (BAY) (26ft)

PIER-60

PINELLAS II - BLACKTHORN (80ft)

PINELLAS II (80ft)

PINELLAS II REEF (80ft)

PINELLAS II-BUOY SITE (81ft)

PINELLAS SOUTH REEF (41ft)

PINELLAS SOUTH REEF (46ft)

PINELLAS SOUTH REEF (50ft)

PINELLAS SOUTH REEF,SITE1 (47ft)

PINELLAS SOUTH REEF,SITE1 (48ft)

PINELLAS SOUTH REEF,SITE-5 (48ft)

PORT MANATEE REEF (BAY) (19ft)

PORT MANATEE REEF (BAY) (20ft)

PORT MANATEE REEF (BAY) (21ft)

PORT MANATEE SITE (BAY) (17ft)

PORT TAMPA REEF (BAY) #6 (21ft)

PORT TAMPA SITE (BAY) (24ft)

POWERS (#7) (BAY) (13ft)

Regina (Sugar Barge)

RENTLESS

Rhein

RUBE ALLYN

RUBE ALLYN (44ft)

RUBE ALLYN REEF - ZONE F (50ft)

RUBE ALLYN REEF - ZONE I (50ft)

RUBE ALLYN REEF (44ft)

RUBE ALLYN REEF (48ft)

RUBE ALLYN REEF (50ft)

RUBE ALLYN REEF (53ft)

RUBE ALLYN REEF -ZONE G (50ft)

RUBE ALLYN-SAND KEY BRIDGE (43ft)

S Deman*s LandingSea Wall Reef Balls

S Macdill Submerged Oyster Reef Ball Breakwater

SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEF,#2 (14ft)

SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEF,#2 (15ft)

SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEF,#2 (18ft)

SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEF,#5 (16ft)

SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEF,#5 (17ft)

SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEF,#5 (20ft)

SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEF,1MR6 (20ft)

SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEF,IMR#15 (16ft)

SAND KEY NOURISHMENT REEF,IMR#16 (17ft)

SAPRITO PIER (BAY) (10ft)

SEA GAL

SEADUCER

SHRIMP BOAT REEF (97ft)

SOUTH 3 MILE REEF (30ft)

SOUTHEAST TAMPA, 04-12 (14ft)

SPORTFISH ANGLERS REEF (BAY) (13ft)

ST. PETE BEACH SITE

ST. PETE BEACH SITE (25ft)

ST. PETERSBURG BAY REEF (34ft)

Sunken Sailboat

TARPON KEY OYSTER REEF #1 (1ft)

THATS-A-MY-BOAT

THE BULKHEAD REEF,04-12 (15ft)

TONGA

TREASURE ISLAND

TREASURE ISLAND (29ft)

TREASURE ISLAND REEF (29ft)

UTOPIA

VENICE REEF SITE (28ft)

W Fantesy Island Submerged Reef Ball Breakwater

WALKER REEF (BAY) (11ft)

WALKER REEF (BAY) (12ft)

WALKER REEF -NEP SITE (BAY) (12ft)

WALKER REEF-4H SITE (BAY) (12ft)

WALKER REEF-CENTER SITE (BAY) (12ft)

ZALOPHUS

HOLLISWOOD

SUNSHINE

BENDICKSON REEF - TANKS (26ft)

CEDAR KEY REEF SITE 2 (26ft)

CLEARWATER C SITE (30ft)

CLEARWATER C SITE (32ft)

CLEARWATER REEF (27ft)

CLEARWATER REEF (28ft)

CLEARWATER REEF (32ft)

COUNTY SITE #1 - BUOY S (25ft)

COUNTY SITE #1 (25ft)

COUNTY SITE #1 -BUOY P (25ft)

COUNTY SITE #2 (35ft)

COUNTY SITE #2 (39ft)

COUNTY SITE #2 (40ft)

COUNTY SITE #3 (40ft)

DON BENDICKSON REEF (25ft)

DUNEDIN - J SITE (28ft)

DUNEDIN - J SITE (30ft)

DUNEDIN (28ft)

DUNEDIN REEF

DUNEDIN REEF (25ft)

DUNEDIN REEF (30ft)

EMPRESS ANN

GULFPORT

NONA GALE

NORTH COUNTY REEF (CENTER) (45ft)

NORTH COUNTY REEF (CENTER) (47ft)

NORTH COUNTY REEF (NE)-A (48ft)

NORTH COUNTY REEF (NE)-A (49ft)

NORTH COUNTY REEF (NE-CORNER) (44ft)

NORTH COUNTY REEF (NW-CORNER) (44ft)

NORTH COUNTY REEF (SE-CORNER) (44ft)

NORTH COUNTY REEF (SW-CORNER) (44ft)

PASCO #2 (36ft)

PASCO #2 (39ft)

PASCO REEF #4 (27ft)

PASCO REEF #4-1 (27ft)

REEF SITE #1 (28ft)

REEF SITE #1 (30ft)

REEF SITE #1 (40ft)

REEF SITE #2 (30ft)

REEF SITE #2, "O"-"C" (40ft)

RICHARDSON REEF (20ft)

SUWANNEE REGIONAL REEFS (40ft)

TARPON SPRINGS REEF (26ft)

TARPON SPRINGS REEF (28ft)

VETERANS REEF (CENTER) (42ft)