Did you know that the Florida panhandle’s Panama City Beach is one of the most visited dive destinations, offering both the experienced and non-experienced divers an abundance of intriguing dive sites?
It is no wonder that the Northwest Florida destination is commonly referred to as the “Wreck Capital of the South.” St. Andrews State Park offers up the best beach dive along the Emerald Coast with depths hitting up to 70 feet in certain spots. April through September is the optimum time of year for diving in the waters off Panama City Beach.
Some of the most famous wrecks of the Gulf of Mexico can be found in Panama City Beach. The 110 foot Grey Ghost, the 160 foot freighter Chippewa, a 441 foot World War II liberty ship, and the S.S. Tarpon, a 220 foot World War II tug are just to name a few. Just a bit further towards Mexico lies the City of Atlantis, another crown jewel for dive enthusiasts. For those who prefer to stay closer to the panhandle side, there is no shortage of underwater spectacle. In fact, within mere miles of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches lies over 50 artificial reefs, ships, barges, and hundreds of natural limestone reefs, not to mention some amazing sea life. No wonder National Geographic named the Emerald Coast one of the top 10 best places to travel to. The weather is absolutely perfect, the water spectacular, and hotel rates are still considered a bargain by comparison to any other beach destination.
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