Pompano 3rd Reef
Location: Pompano Beach (outer reef)
Description: A continuation of the outer reef , Pompano 3rd is a very nice broken reef with cliffs that provide good cover for marine life. The scenery is excellent. Coral, basket sponges, whips, and fans are common. Outside ledge has good lobster crevices when bugs are deep. Occasionally large grouper are seen along the outside edges.
Navigation: The best dive is along the eastern ledge (western facing) in the collapse feature on top. Start out either at the north hook or collapse opening at the south end depending on the current. When the current is right you can begin the dive on Quallman Tugs etal. and head west to the reef and then north with the current. You get a 2 for 1!