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Blue Heron Bridge Scuba

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Riviera Beach, FL, USA
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About Blue Heron Bridge Scuba
When it comes to shore diving, muck diving or just plain diving, the Blue Heron Bridge is often hailed as the best in the Americas. A great variety of life, easy shore entry and months of tropical warm water from late spring until late fall makes this a great place to dive. As the only dive shop located at the bridge inside Phil Foster Park, Blue Heron Bridge Scuba is uniquely placed to serve the needs of the dive community.
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Brett Galambos wrote a review Sep 2020
Collegeville, Pennsylvania126 contributions29 helpful votes
Fun and educational day completing some of my Son’s Open Water dives here. We saw many large starfish and attractive species while practicing his skills. Great day where he even experienced a Waves, Tides, and Currents dive to complement his SCUBA education. Great experience and I would recommend trying it. BG
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Date of experience: August 2020
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NeptuneBelle wrote a review Aug 2020
Neptune Beach, Florida211 contributions48 helpful votes
There are a lot of beach-goers and snorkelers here, but this review is for the scuba diving experience. Blue Heron Bridge is the perfect place for a beginner dive. It is easy, shallow, free, and absolutely amazing. You would never expect so many beautiful creatures there, but it's awesome! I took my teenage sons with me and hired a dive guide (from Pura Vida Divers on Singer Island - highly recommend!). I had so much fun that I went back with some friends two weeks later. A few tips... If you're planning a weekend dive, plan on parking there by 7 AM. This is a very popular place to dive, and also for locals to hang out so the parking lot is full by 8 AM. In order to avoid a strong current at the bridge, you have to dive at high tide. Try to enter the water 30 minutes before high tide and stay for 30 minutes hour. You can easily dive for two hours on one tank of air at these depths as it's only about 20' deep. You can walk in the water (shore dive) near the lifeguard station and start swimming toward the bridge. Do not submerge until you're past the markers. There is a trail to follow with submerged items that have attracted the wildlife over the years in an artificial reef. The trail is easy to follow and leads you toward the bridge. Under the bridge are sunken boats and so much to see! We saw a ton of tropical fish and it felt like swimming in an aquarium. There are also starfish, crabs, and lobsters. This is a beautiful dive and you don't have to charter an expensive boat or be out in the middle of the ocean with waves and currents. It truly is amazing! The downside to this dive is that it's very crowded. It's hard to maneuver with the dive flag and not get it tangled up with other divers. Some of the "locals" are a bit sketchy. Make sure to lock your doors and do not leave ANYTHING out of your locked trunk. There are police everywhere, which shows there have been issues with crime there. Just be careful.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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adam r wrote a review Jan 2020
Brooklyn, New York264 contributions73 helpful votes
It's all its cracked up to be. This shore dive makes me want to move from Brooklyn to Florida. Was great!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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ScottAllenHuff wrote a review Jan 2020
Port Saint Lucie, Florida21 contributions5 helpful votes
You won't find a better place in the United States to shore dive that at The Blue Heron Bridge in Phil Foster Park. Easy access just feet from convenient parking. The covered beach entry is large and shaded from the Florida sun. There's an incredible variety of life to be seen underwater if your diving or snorkeling. You'll want to dive at slack high tide fro the clearest water and you might consider contacting a local dive guide to show you where to find things like octopus, and nudibranchs, but it's not necessary. Its a shallow dive averaging about 15-20 feet at the most. Be sure to look for the speedboat wreck and go under the bridge! We visit this place about once a month and it never disappoints.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Cynthia W wrote a review Oct 2019
Orange County47 contributions10 helpful votes
This review is only for the bridge diving. We took lessons for certification with Jeff Nelson, of ForceE, and he was awesome. The dive however was less stellar. No one's fault but Mother Natures, visibility was barely 3 feet. It was like swimming in soup. Otherwise we have heard great things about this dive location and will try again.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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