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It’s probably not the first thing you think about when you think about Jacksonville, but it should be! Jacksonville is home to more than 30 offshore and inshore artificial reefs that attract a wide variety of colorful marine life which are fascinating to experience firsthand. Fish like cobia, tarpon, and grouper as well as several large shark species can be spotted off our shores. Our artificial reefs are perfect for a fishing expedition or a diving journey to explore the corals and sponges.
While our waters have for many years been considered to murky to dive, avid divers will be pleased to discover that Jacksonville has some pristine reefs with many interesting wrecks to explore and thousands of fish making them a unique and wild diving experience. Local experts say visibility can sometimes be as good as 100 feet. Summer is the best time to find warm, calm waters.