The South Florida dive site offers a variety of marine life in shallow water,
and parking and diving are free. Divers should be in the water about 20 minutes
before slack high tide for optimum visibility and minimum current. Diving is
available under either the East bridge or the West bridge. Boaters and fishermen
use the area, too. A dive knife is recommended, in case of entanglement.
The East Bridge site includes several sunken sail boats. Divers must be careful
not to wonder out into the boat channel. A dive flag is needed. The East Bridge
takes about 20 minutes to dive and the West bridge about 45 minutes.
Depths to: 22 feet (7 m) on the east side
and 19 feet (6 m) on the west side.
Visibility: Up to 40 feet (12 m)
Aquatic life: Include stingrays, barracuda, balloonfish, octopus, and moray eel.
Adjacent Phil Foster Park has open-air freshwater showers, restrooms and pay
Open: From dawn until 10 p.m.
Getting there: From U.S. Highway 1, just north of West Palm Beach, turn east on
East Blue Heron Boulevard, and cross the bridge. Before you fully cross the
bridge you will see the entrance to Phil Foster Park on the left.