Type of DiveStandard Reef Drift Dive.
Skill LevelBeginner: Open Water or Jr. Open Diver 13 years and older.
Dive Site DepthsThe depth is 45 feet on the top 65 feet to the west side of the reef and 100+ feet to the east on the backside of the reef.
Dive Site LocationSanctuary Reef is located out on our main 3rd reef system the exact location is: one nautical mile north from the Hillsboro inlet approximately 1.18 nautical miles offshore directly in front of billionaire mile.
Dive Site Description
Like many South Florida Reefs, Sanctuary Reef is a section of the outer third reef system. The reef runs parallel to shore with ledges on both sides. The top of the reef is relatively flat.
Sorry No Reef Smart Card For this Dive Site
This Card is for the Ancient Mariner/Deerfield Wreck Trek
Dive Site InformationThe Sanctuary Reef is definitely one of my favorites local dive spots on the reef. Because of its location most of the charter operators don't go there. So if you have a chance to get out of this reef is excellent. There are literally hundreds of dive sites in this area and we will be choosing the dive site based on the day's activities.
The Dive Plan:
2 Dives 2 Locations
We start off the day with an exploration drift dive on Sanctuary Reef located on the third reef system, followed by a second drift exploration dive also on the third reef system in a different area. The reef drift dive location will depend on visibility and current. We typically leave that up to the captain's discretion. We have 45 min. to 1 hour on each site. Air and bottom time permitting.
The departure dock location for this dive trip is located in Pompano Beach.