Lauderdale by the Sea Reef
Type of DiveStandard Reef Drift Dive.
Skill LevelBeginner: Open Water or Jr. Open Diver 10 years and older.
Dive Site DepthsThe depth is 12 to 15 feet on the first reef and 15 to 20feet on the outer reefs.
Dive Site LocationThe Lauderdale by the Sea site is Located at the end of Datura Street at Lauderdale by the sea one block south of the commercial pier. Parking is limited.
Dive Site Description
Lauderdale by the Sea Reef is a shallow reef accessible from the beach. As you enter the beach you will find nothing but sand for about 50 yards. The depth will gradually drop off to about 16 feet until you reach the cannons. Continuing out to the east you will reach a flat part of the reef which continues out about another 50 yards or so. At that point you will reach a rise in the reef that goes up to about 12 feet with lots of holes in pockets to explore. Continuing out to the east you will come to patchy reef and continuing out further you will find a large solid reef which is the front side of the drop off.
Reef Smart Card For this Dive Site
This Card is for the Anglins Pier Reef Lauderdale by the Sea
Dive Site InformationThe Lauderdale by the Sea dive and snorkel site NUESTRA SENORA DE KAPLANO is an artificial reef which was made to look like a Spanish Galion wreck site. The cannons are located right in front of the first sub reefs about 50 yards offshore. If you continue your dive to the east you will come across two more shallow reefs about 150 yards offshore. These dive sites are excellent for photography, beginner and young divers and training.
The Dive Plan:
2 Dives 2 Locations
We start off the day with an exploration dive off the beach at Lauderdale by the Sea Reef. You may opt for a second dive if you would like to continue and explore. We have 45 min. to 1 hour on site. Air and bottom time permitting.
departure location for this dive trip is The Shop.