• Sponge based corals in an array of colors, frog fish, turtles and more than 20 dive sites await you in Jax.
    Pictured: Joe Kistel, TISIRI

    Discover whats under the sea in Jax!

    Sponge based corals in an array of colors, frog fish, turtles and more than 20 dive sites await you in Jax. Learn More

  • Over 30 offshore and two inshore reefs provide excellent fishing in Jacksonville.

    Explore fishing in our extensive reef system

    Over 30 offshore and two inshore reefs provide excellent fishing in Jacksonville.


Diving & Reefs

It’s probably not the first thing you think about when you think about Jacksonville, but it should be because our extensive reef system makes us one of the best diving spots on Florida’s East Coast.

Jacksonville is home to more than 30 offshore and inshore reefs that attract a wide variety of colorful marine life every day. The region is home to a great diversity of fish and invertebrate life which are fascinating to experience first hand. 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. This abundance of marine life makes offshore Jacksonville a must experience location for scuba diving and fishing enthusiast.

While our waters have for many years been considered to murky to dive, avid divers will be pleased to discover that Jacksonville actually 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. 




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