Pensacola Beach is a shore dive site
The remains of a fishing pier sit to the East of the current pier, and offer habitat for all manner of sea creatures. Be sure to observe dive-flag laws, and stay well-clear of the working fishing pier. This dive is not tide-dependant, but current, surf, and surge can be significant. You should carefully access conditions prior to suiting up.
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Additional Pensacola Dive Sites
Joe Patti Barge
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Portifino Reef is a shore diving site with a depth of 12 feet. The Portifino Reef consists of about a dozen "Christmas Tree" reef modules sitting in about 12ft of water. It's not tide-dependant, but current, surf, and surge can be significant at this location. You...
Ft. Pickens Jetty
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Greens Hole is a natural limestone reef resembling a tabletop sitting a few feet above the sandy bottom with scattered ledges, overhangs, and coral heads. Depths range from 95ft to 115ft.Green's HoleMax Depth: 95-115 Distance from Pass:Additional Pensacola Dive Sites
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Three Coal Barges
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