The beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico lapping on the white sandy beaches have made the west coast a longtime favorite for visiting vacationers. From the Everglades National Park and the 10,000 Islands all the way beyond Steinhatchee to the “Big Bend” the West Coast is a sportsman’s paradise and there are diving opportunities all along the way.
The Gulf of Mexico offers plenty of spearfishing opportunities along with historical wrecks, artificial reefs and natural ledges and reefs. The Dry Tortugas and Key West are a short trip by water and liveaboards provide plenty of opportunities to enjoy the diving. If it’s fossils you seek the Venice area offers the sharp eyed hunter the chance to find prehistoric Megalodon teeth in the exposed fossil beds offshore. The Crystal River area is famous for the concentration of Manatees that come to the temperate spring waters to remain warm during cold winters. Divers have the chance to see these amazing animals up close in the beautiful waters of Kings Bay. There are dive sites throughout the area- offshore and inland and plenty of professional shops and charter boats ready to assist.