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Greater Fort Lauderdale is home to a three- tiered barrier reef that parallels 23 miles (37 kilometers) of world famous white sand beaches.

You will enjoy tropically, warm blue waters and Caribbean quality visibility while experiencing beautiful coral reefs, a wide variety of tropical fish and more than two dozen coral, encrusted shipwrecks that have become thriving habitats for spectacular marine life.  Located within a mile and a half off shore, Lauderdale Diver offers a wide variety of dive sites for you to experience from 30 ft/ 10 meter reefs, 60 ft/ 18 meter drift dives and a variety of shipwrecks that lie in water depths ranging from 30 ft/ 10 meters to 135ft/ 40 meters. The sub-tropical climate of South Florida allows for enjoyable diving year round. With over 3,000 hours of sunshine per year it is no wonder Florida is called “The Sunshine State”.

Call Dial A Buoy

Dial-A-Buoy gives mariners an easy way to obtain weather reports when away from a computer/the Internet. Wind, water temperature, and wave measurements taken within the last hour at buoy and coastal weather stations operated by NDBC and a growing number of Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS®) partners can be heard by phone. NDBC, a part of the National Weather Service (NWS), created Dial-A-Buoy in 1997. Call 888-701-8992 / 301-713-9620

Select Station Identifiers:

  • Fort Lauderdale Inlet: PVGF1
  • Merritt Island / Pier: TRDF1
  • Merritt Island / Offshore: 41009
  • Vero Beach / Ft Pierce: 41114
  • Lake Worth/Boyton Beach: LKWF1
  • Miami: VAKF1
  • Miami / Coral Gables: FWYF1
  • Key Largo / Molasses Reef: MLRF1
  • Marathon: SMKF1
  • Key West: KYWF1
  • Key West / Sandy Key: SANF1

For Web Based Mapping, visit: The National Data Bouy Center

Average Temperatures

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Average Ocean Temperatures

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Typical Visibility Conditions

Depth of WaterAverage Distance
Shallow:  30ft / 10m to  60 ft / 18 m40 ft / 12 m to 80 ft / 24 m
Deep:  60ft / 18m to 130 ft / 40m60ft / 18m to 100ft / 30m

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