Florida’s crystal clear waters, incredible sea life and sun-kissed sandy beaches make it the ideal location for divers from all around the world.
From serious divers to those who fancy a snorkel with the family, we’ve rounded up some of the very best diving experiences that Florida has to offer.
Discovery Cove really has to be seen to be believed. Become a dolphin trainer for the day, swim with rays, marvel at the wonders under the sea or pet the wildlife that roam around – there’s nothing you can’t do! Don’t worry if you’re not an expert diver, as you could even end up walking under water with no diving experience necessary!
Get your tickets to Discovery Cove with FloridaTix and save yourself a bundle, as you can choose to combine your Discovery Cove ticket with other parks. FloridaTix also offer exclusive packages such as training and swimming with the dolphins, and you can’t get these experiences anywhere else. You can even secure the tickets you want with small deposit, meaning you can get the dates you want now before they’re gone!
Key Largo offers adults the perfect escape, with its white sands and crystal clear waters. The kids are sure to have a blast here too while you lie back on your lounge chair and sip a fruit cocktail. Relax and unwind in this, the largest of the Keys. When you have your energy back, you’ll be happy to find that Key Largo offers some of the best snorkelling and diving opportunities in Florida as well as being home to two state parks. The perfect relaxation spot! Why not bring along a picnic and spend the day on the beach? Don’t forget – no eating before you swim!
Get ready to splash about as you pet dolphins, visit the seals and marvel at the power and strength of Shamu when you visit Seaworld. You won’t be diving to the depths here, but who can say no to swimming with dolphins? As well as this, wrap up warm for your visit to Antarctica – Seaworld’s latest addition. The Empire of the Penguin is an incredible new adventure which sees you surrounded by icebergs, snow-capped mountains and lots of penguins! No matter what you’re hoping to see, you’ll find it all here at Seaworld.
No matter how experienced a diver you are, these locations are the closest you’ll get to feeling as though you live under the sea. Every one of them allows you the chance to get up close and personal with some of the most fearsome and beautiful sea creatures the world has to offer, so why not see them all?