West Palm Beach Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

wpbWest Palm Beach is known as America's First Resort Destination, established in 1894. Scuba Diving and Snorkeling in West Palm Beach took a little bit longer.

Because of the Gulf Stream currents along the coast, West Palm Beach was one of the first areas in Florida to establish drift diving.

West Palm Beach offers great reef and wreck dives. Unfortunately there are very few shallow sites. Just a short drive south to Pompano Beach, there are many shallow reefs and wrecks to choose from.

Drift Diving in West Palm Beach

Drift Diving, also nicknamed "Valet Diving" is extremely popular. South Florida's reef tract is linear and the warm Gulfstream current flows parallel to the shoreline creating perfect drift diving conditions. Unlike many dive destinations that make you swim out and back to the boat, in South Florida we simply drop you in with a flag and you drift until you are ready to surface, then we pick you up.

Advantages to Drift DivingDrift Dive

  • Less stressful
  • Explore more reef
  • See more marine life
  • More bottom time
  • More Freedom
west palmWhen you are done diving for the day check out some of West Palm Beach's top side Attractions!

Top Side Attractions in West Palm Beach


Learn to Dive in West Palm Beach

Vacationing in West Palm, but you're not a certified scuba diver yet? No problem.

Taking scuba lessons is quick and easy. Complete our online training program at home and in as little as two days while you are here you can complete all your water training. That leaves plenty of time to enjoy some extra diving.  Not big on computers, learn the traditional way with home study and classroom. We offer group and private lessons.

Learn to dive in West Palm Beach with South Florida Diving Headquarters, the leader in diving education. Check out "Why Learn to dive with SFDH".