Broward Kayak Dives

  • Copenhagen Wreck gal_03_18 In 1900 the Copenhagen sank during a voyage between Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Havana, Cuba. In 1994, this popular site became a protected underwater preserve. Today, the hull has collapsed but the overgrown structure continues to offer much to see. Much of the ship’s structure has become part of the reef. The wreck lies with her bow ...
  • Barracuda Reef gal_12_06 Located approximately 1/2 mile directly east of John U. Lloyd state park most easily reached by kayak or boat. You will see over 20 mooring buoys marking the spot. Barracuda reef is a ledge 35 feet deep at the bottom and 20 feet deep on the top of the reef. You will see lots of ...
  • Pompano Dropoff Buoys 5 to 16 gal_04_28 Pompano Dropoff is a beautiful reef for diving or snorkling. It is very large so we have broken it up into several posts to show the photos for each section. It’s a long swim (about 400 yds. from shore) but it can be reached from the beach. Kayaks are more suitable. The depth ranges from ...
  • Pompano Dropoff – North End gal_05_01 Pompano Dropoff is a beautiful reef for diving or snorkling. It is very large so we have broken it up into several posts to show the photos for each section. It’s a long swim (about 400 yds. from shore) but it can be reached from the beach. Kayaks are more suitable. The depth ranges from ...
  • Pompano Dropoff – Buoys 25 to 31 gal_06_02 Pompano Dropoff is a beautiful reef for diving or snorkling. It is very large so we have broken it up into several posts to show the photos for each section. It’s a long swim (about 400 yds. from shore) but it can be reached from the beach. Kayaks are more suitable. The depth ranges from ...
  • Oakland Ridge Moorings gal_08_10 Northeast of Ft. Lauderdale Beach and South of Oakland Park Blvd. lay the Oakland Ridge moorings. A series of 15 moorings mark a ledge located 18 to 28 feet deep. Several caves and crevices provide homes to many types of fish. This is a great ledge dive reachable from the Vista Park kayak launch site, ...
  • Pompano Dropoff – Buoys 16 to 31 gal_09_20 Pompano Dropoff is a beautiful reef for diving or snorkling. It is very large so we have broken it up into several posts to show the photos for each section. It’s a long swim (about 400 yds. from shore) but it can be reached from the beach. Kayaks are more suitable. The depth ranges from ...
  • Hall Of Fame Moorings gal_10_25 Located East of Commercial Pier, the Hall of Fame Moorings consist of a series of ledges that are marked by nine buoys. We have found the southern portion to be the best part. Depths range from 15 feet to 30 feet. The ledges provide a home to the abundance of tropical fish that inhabit this ...
  • The Caves gal_13_31 The Caves – A shallow series of ledges located about 1/2 mile east of Beach Place on Ft. Lauderdale beach. It can be reached by kayak from both the south Ft. Lauderdale beach kayak launch or the launch point north of the 14th lifeguard tower on Ft. Lauderdale beach. A system of moorings mark a ...
  • Abby Too Reef Located Northeast of Hillsboro Inlet, near Horse Shoe, reachable by kayak from the 16th St. kayak launch 55ft at the bottom and 45ft on the top of the ledge. GPS Coordinates N 26° 16.408′ W 080° 03.830′ Recently Added Dive Sites  
  • Attis Bathtub Reef A very clear dive reachable by kayak from the 16th St. kayak launch, it is a crater 63ft in the sandy hole and 53ft at the top of the coral. It has a 10ft ledge around the inside. It lies directly East of Hillsboro Inlet and boat traffic is a danger during weekends. GPS Coordinates N 26° 15.485′ W ...
  • Dania Beach dania_beach Dania Beach – Located at the east end of Dania Beach Blvd. Plenty of parking close to the beach. South of the pier is a reef system with a beautiful reef an easy swim from shore. No kayak launching here but you can put your kayaks in just north at John U. Lloyd State Park ...
  • Guy Harvey Wreck The Guy Harvey was A 185-foot Haitian freighter, the Guy Harvey was built in Holland in 1957 and originally christened the M/V Lady Kimberly. She was used to carry island cargo to and from Haiti. She was renamed The Guy Harvey because of the financial help from renowned marine artist Guy Harvey needed to make ...
  • Hammerhead Reef Hammerhead Reef Beginning a half-mile south of Port Everglades, Hammerhead Reef stretches out in front of John U. Lloyd State Park and ends at the Dania Pier. Lying in 60 feet of water and dropping off to 80 feet it contains many undercuts and ledges which provide a home for an abundance of tropical marine ...
  • Hillsboro Domes Blessed with the clear visibility seen north of Hillsboro Inlet the Hillsboro Domes rise up 10 feet from the 45 foot sandy bottom. It’s a long 3 mile paddle from the 16th street kayak launch. Does anyone know of a kayak launch point north of Hillsboro Inlet? GPS Coordinates N 26° 17.515′ W 080° 04.085′ Recently Added Dive Sites  
  • Hog Heaven hog_heaven Directly East of Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Hog Heaven is accessible by kayak from the #14 Lifeguard tower. It is a 180-foot barge lying upside down in 64 feet of water and was sunk in 1986. Later, a dredge pipe and concrete bridge beams were added to the site to help form an artificial reef. Nearby ...
  • Horse Shoe Horse Shoe reef is located north of Hillsboro Inlet, reachable by kayak from the 16th street put-in area, about a 1.5 mile paddle. The depth is 45 – 60 ft and is usually clearer than locations south of the inlet. GPS Coordinates N 26° 16.357′ W 080° 04.212′ Recently Added Dive Sites  
  • Jay Scutti Artifical Reef Site An artificial reef system in 70 feet of water consisting of several wrecks. At the center is the Jay Scutti harbor tugboat, purchased by Dale Scutti and donated to the Broward County’s Artificial Reef Program in memory of his son, Jay. The Jay Scutti lies 1.25 miles east of the Vista Park Kayak Launch between the ...
  • Johnson’s Mound Johnson’s Mound is a ledge with a depth of 43ft with a 4 to 8 ft ledge located 1/2 mile east of Hillsboro Beach. A good kayak dive if you can find a place to put in, otherwise find it by boat. GPS Coordinates N 26°17.661′ W 080° 04.139′ Recently Added Dive Sites  
  • Lauderdale By The Sea commercial Lauderdale By The Sea – Located at the east end of Commercial Blvd., on either side of the pier. Suitable for both snorklers and scuba divers. Swim out to the end of the pier (about 100 yds) to the first reef. Remember to keep your distance from the pier. In years past there was a ...
  • Mariner II Tug Also known as Mary St. Phillips, this 110-foot steel tug was built in 1943 and along with another 130-foot barge, was sunk in 1993 to form an artificial reef and lies in 120 feet of water. It is the site of many colorful tropical fish. It is located 1.5 miles due east of the Pompano ...
  • Mary St. Phillips Also known as Mariner II Tug, this 110-foot steel tug was built in 1943 and along with another 130-foot barge, was sunk in 1993 to form an artificial reef and lies in 120 feet of water. It is the site of many colorful tropical fish. It is located 1.5 miles due east of the Pompano ...
  • Mercedes I The freighter Mercedes I was built in Hamburg, Germany, in 1952 and is 194 feet long, On November 23, 1984, while at anchor, a storm ripped the freighter from her anchor and left the Mercedes I high and dry on the beach in Palm Beach. After three months the ship was dislodged and was purchased by the ...
  • Rebel Wreck The Wreck of the Rebel lies bow to the north, on a sand and coral debris bottom. This Dutch freighter was built in 1947 and after a long career as a freighter was confiscated for drug smuggling in 1983 or 1984. At a federal auction, she was purchased by an environmentalist attorney who gave her ...
  • Robert Edmister Wreck Located about 3/4 mile east of Ft. Lauderdale and approximately between Sunrise Blvd and Oakland park Blvd. this 95-foot Coast Guard Cutter was sunk on December 11, 1989. She lies in 70 feet of water and her wheelhouse is at the 50 foot mark. GPS Coordinates N 26° 09.193′ W 080° 04.837′ Recently Added Dive Sites  
  • Rodeo 25 Named for the sinking of the Windward Trader in May 1990 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Pompano Beach Rodeo. The wreck is a 215-foot twin-masted Dutch Freighter and lies 1.5 miles east of the Pompano Pier in 122 feet of water. Both masts are still standing with the wheelhouse at 90 feet ...
  • Spotfin Reef Spotfin Reef lies 1.25 miles northeast of the Port Everglades Inlet and 1.5 miles SouthEast of Ft. Lauderdale beach, accessible by kayak from the South Ft. Lauderdale Beach kayak launch. A natural reef containing a ledge which begins at 50 feet and drops to a sandy bottom at 65 feet. The ledge has many crevices ...
  • The Alpha alpha_wreck Alpha is an 85-foot schooner that was sunk in 78 feet of water on March 25, 1989. It is located 1-1/2 miles due east of the Pompano Pier on the outside edge of the third reef. GPS Coordinates N 26 13.857 W 80 04.027 Recently Added Dive Sites  
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Diving Sites

We have divided them by county and also by access, such as beach dives, (close to shore) kayak dives (within 2 miles from shore) and offshore boat dives (offshore).

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