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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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Scott M wrote a review Apr 2022
San Antonio, Florida17 contributions4 helpful votes
Was went here Scuba Diving Easter Weekend with my wife's niece. GET THERE EARLY. The parking lot fills up fast. We dived close to slack tide, so the current was very manageable. Water is not really that deep. We were down 62 minutes, and still had 1,300 lbs. of air left. Visibility was not as good as I expected, but there were close to 100 divers at my guess - the bottom got stirred pretty good. Fish must get fed, and they were pretty inquisitive, including the barracuda. Even saw a spotted eel in the rocks. Showers available close to shore. The bathrooms smelled of urine (#3). We ended using the bathroom by the boat ramp - it was a lot better. My ratings: (1-10) Varity of fish-7, Visibility-5, Facilities-3 Accessibility to water access -6 Bottom line, would I visit again? yes - but I much prefer the drift diving right off shore - but the cost is higher.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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malc1963 wrote a review Mar 2021
Fort Lauderdale, Florida18 contributions30 helpful votes
This inlet has the distinction of being the Eastern most point in the US. Because of this unique distinction the Blue Heron bridge is awash with micro sealife. From an easy shore dive in 8ft to 25 ft water you can find seahorse, octopus, lobster, eels, hermit crabs, etc. And look out for the occasional barracuda, spotted rays and other large fish life. Only issue here os that parking inside the park is hard to come by. Plan on getting there early to find a convenient spot.
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Date of experience: March 2021
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Brett Galambos wrote a review Sep 2020
Collegeville, Pennsylvania281 contributions108 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, Florida221 contributions55 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 contributions82 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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