What a great opportunity for diving Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, one of the best shore dives in the United States! Did you know that the Florida Reef is the third largest coral reef tract in the world? Let's go dive it!
1 Day: Check-in; Get Aquainted; Two Dives
Special note: You will be required to bring your own basic scuba gear, including a mask, snorkel, fins, booties, regulator, and buoyancy control device. ECD would love to direct you to one of our local retail partners for rentals or purchases, or give you gear recommendations.
**If you would like to include boat dives, this will be arranged and paid for separately. ECD is open to catering to your specific wants/needs during your course.
**IMPORTANT: Guided Dives are only offered to certified divers. If it has been longer than 2 years since your last dive, please book an Eco-Refresher Course instead - don't worry! We will see everything we would on guided dives, with added skill reviews. :)
More about Lauderdale-By-The-Sea:
South Florida has an extensive reef system just off shore and Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is right in the middle of our best diving where the reef starts within 100 yards of the beach. In fact, in 1997 Broward County declared Lauderdale-by-the-Sea “The Shore Dive Capital of South Florida”. The town has been featured on the popular ScubaNation TV show on Fox/Sun Sports and is home of the annual Bugfest By The Sea, Florida’s largest festival devoted entirely to lobster mini-season.
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is also home to the SS Copenhagen ship wreck, one of just 11 underwater archaeological preserves in Florida. In 2001 the Copenhagen was placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located on a shallow reef just off the beach this wreck is popular with both scuba divers and snorkelers.
The Town also has a unique artificial reef project called the Biorock Project which is powered by two solar-buoys, accelerating the rate of coral growth. Located about 700 feet offshore just south of the Datura Avenue portal, the Biorock structure was deployed in 2011.
There will be no refunds on dives which have already been booked.
Special circumstances may be granted after careful consideration of ECD, however, standard procedure is rebooking to a better suited day.