Type of DiveStandard Reef Drift Dive.
Skill LevelBeginner: Open Water or Jr. Open Diver 13 years and older.
Dive Site Depths35 feet on top of the reef and 45 feet at the sand
Dive Site LocationDirectly offshore from Pompano Beach, exact location is: 3.04 Nm @ 1810 from Hillsboro Inlet & 6.83 Nm @ 0200 from Port Everglades. 822 yards off-shore
Dive Site Description
Touchdown Reef is a scattered shallow reef area just off of the nursery and the Copenhagen to the east. There are lots of shallow pockets of rocks and reef surrounded by sand to the east and to the west.
Sorry No Reef Smart Card For this Dive Site
This Card is for the Ancient Mariner/Deerfield Wreck Trek
Dive Site InformationTouchdown Reef is a pretty cool reef due to its location. It sits just to the east of Pompano alleges and is comprised of scattered reef with sand patches and rock pockets. What I like about this spot is it’s kind of in between the main reef and the inner reef so most people don’t tend to go there. The site is surrounded by sand so if you wander too far to the east or too far to the west you will get into the Sandy Desert. It’s best to stay on top of the reef. Excellent place for looking for lobsters.
The Dive Plan:
2 Dives 2 Locations
We start off the day with our first dive on Touchdown Reef. Then it's off to our second dive which is typically a drift dive somewhere on the third reef system. The drift dive location is selected based on conditions and visibility.
The departure dock location for this dive trip is located in Pompano Beach.