Blue Heron Bridge Dive Tours
COME DIVE THE BLUE HERON BRIDGE WITH STARFISH SCUBA!
Join Starfish Scuba for a dive at the world famous Blue Heron Bridge dive site. The Blue Heron Bridge is an easy beach dive site that sits just north of Boynton Beach. Situated between Peanut Island and Blue Heron Boulevard and just west of the Port of Palm Beach. The constant flow of nutrient rich water from incoming tides helps to nourish this site. With a max depth of 20 feet this dive site is perfect for beginners as well as experienced divers. You will want to make sure you dive at high slack tide. With the unique location of this site the tidal pulls can be very strong and the visibility can drop to almost nothing. However if you dive it at the right time such as slack high tide you can have excellent visibility and no current! The ideal time to dive this site is one hour before high tide.
WHAT CAN YOU SEE AT THE BLUE HERON BRIDGE?
While this dive site is known as one of the top ten much dive sites in the United States that doesn’t mean you wont see anything! The Blue Heron Bridge is home to the Atlantic Longarm Octopus, the Common Octopus, Sea Horses, Barracuda, Grouper, Spadefish, Blennies, all kinds of crabs and even lobsters! With sea life such as Sea Horses and bennies being super small it is best to hire a dive guide who dives the site regularly and knows where to find the good stuff. Octopus are the masters of disguise and can be super difficult to find however like the smaller creatures if you are with someone who knows where to look you are bound to find a new very friendly 8 armed buddy!
HOW TO DIVE THE BLUE HERON BRIDGE
Parking can be very limited at the Blue Heron Bridge. Often times on the weekends and on holidays the park will be closed due to no more parking. Make sure you arrive with plenty of time to find a parking spot and get all of your gear together before the designated entry time. While the parking can vary day to day it is best to arrive a minimum of 1 hour prior to your dive time. You will want to enter the dive site one hour before high tide. This will allow you to have plenty of time on the dive site without a ripping current and will also provide the best visibility of the day. Once the tide turns the visibility will be very poor so make sure to be in one hour prior to high tide. You will need a dive flag for you and your group during your dive. If you do not have one you can rent a dive flag from us at Starfish Scuba. You can also hire one of our dive guides to show you around the site and they will bring a flag for the group.
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