Dive deep in the warm ocean waters of Florida! There is so much to see on the bottom of the ocean, and we know the right people to get you there. Staying all day on the beach can be fun, but the real Florida adventure is out on the crystal blue waters.
We’ve listed our 8 favorite Florida scuba and snorkel tours below. We chose these award-winners based on tour offerings, locations, customer reviews, and more. Make a point to book one of these incredible scuba or snorkel tours on your next visit to the Sunshine State!
Florida’s 8 Best Scuba & Snorkel Tours
About the tour: South Florida Diving Headquarters has three excellent boats from which to choose. Watch the ocean below on our glass bottom boats, or speed to your next dive adventure on our 34 ft. Crusader. We can accommodate large groups, without feeling too cramped. If you’re by yourself, no problem, we can always hook you up with a buddy on one of our daily dive trips. We have something for all ages & skill levels. “You can dive, snorkel or watch from above all on the same boat.”
About the tour: This time of year, the water temperature from surface to 100 feet is in the low 80’s and slowly Rising. The visibility on most days is 50 to 60 feet with higher visibility usually in the 80 to 120 foot range after a couple of days of East wind. These days, we start getting east winds that push in the warm and clear Gulf Stream waters. The waves have been, on most days, 2 feet to 3 feet! Be sure to keep your eye on the weather forecast! Winds this time of year change daily. Check the Marine forecast link on the left for the latest updates and remember that these forecasts change every 6 hours.
May to September is the time of year that we start seeing the turles, seas horses, frog fish and rays coming through our area. The water is warm in Florida but the dive boat’s are starting to fill up call early to get a seat. Now is the time to dive if you like to hunt for lobster or fish. Give us a call we have several boats that are hunting friendly. You and your dive buddy are all that is missing!
Don’t have a dive buddy? You can come dive with one of our Dive Masters or Instructors and we will be your dive buddy for the day and even give you some pointers along the way at no extra cost.
About the tour: Welcome to Fun 2 Dive Manatee Tours, where we specialize in five-star small, semi-private, private, and luxury VIP manatee snorkeling tours. We are open daily, year-round.
We conduct tours to swim with manatees in the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge. Tours are conducted from a boat, and we encounter wild manatees in their natural habitat. We also offer kayak and SUP rentals and guided tours as well as seasonal scalloping trips to harvest scallops while snorkeling.
In 1983, the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge was established to specifically protect the Florida manatees that consider this area their home. King’s Bay is fed by 28 natural springs, which maintain a constant temperature of 72 °F (22 °C) — a temperature that the Manatees love.
About the tour: We are a NOAA Blue Star conservation-focused dive operator in Key Largo, Florida Keys offering professional scuba instruction, diving and snorkeling tours in our safe & eco-friendly/fun way.
Scuba Key Largo and Snorkel Key Largo is the best with Sail Fish Scuba. Love of the ocean is all I have to say! Here at Sail Fish Scuba, we want to introduce everyone to the amazing Living Coral Reef right here in North America. We teach how to snorkel for the first time, how to scuba dive for the fist time,and the whole way up to Divemaster certification.
Join us for a half day photo-guided snorkeling tour or photo-guided scuba dive tour. If you don’t want to venture far from land, no worries ~ join us for a photo-guided mangrove jungle kayaking tour!
About the tour: For nearly four decades, Jim Abernethy has specialized in large predatory shark diving, always without a cage. These experiences have provided Jim with the knowledge of how to interact with groups of large sharks, safely. In 2002, Jim discovered the affectionate side of sharks while removing a hook from the jaw of a tiger shark at Tiger Beach. This has since revolutionized diving at Tiger Beach as it is the only place on earth to witness this behavior. In turn, Jim has passed this knowledge onto his crew to teach divers how to make friends with sharks using affection, rather than food. Divers will have the opportunity to witness Jim’s crew interact with tiger sharks, great hammerheads, and lemon sharks using Jim’s techniques for affection.
To schedule your Tiger Beach Liveaboard Dive Trip, you can give the shop a call to talk to one of us in person, or book directly through our online calendar below. Whichever way, we look forward to hearing from you!
About the tour: Florida has the best shark diving in the United States and is one of top shark diving destinations in the world. This is because Florida offers world-class shark diving 7 days a week year-round with sharks seen on every trip. Not only does this location have large numbers of sharks but it is home to high profile species such as Tiger, Great Hammerhead, Bull, Dusky, Silky, Reef, Sandbar, and Lemon Sharks.
Florida Shark Diving has perfected the game of getting you up close and personal with sharks in their natural surroundings. Palm Beach is home to some of the largest numbers of sharks in the world. Whether you’re an experienced shark diver or a novice looking to see a shark for the first time, we have the experience and equipment you need to have a successful day of adventure on the water.
About the tour: Bought in 1993 by our current owners, this natural wonder has been transformed from a simple scuba diving site to a world class tourist attraction. Visit one of North America’s most prehistoric places, Devil’s Den Spring! This underground spring inside a dry cave has been home to many extinct animal fossils dating back to the Pleistocene Age, which are on display at The University of Florida’s Museum of Natural History.
On cold winter mornings you can see steam, like smoke, rising from the chimney opening. Thus, the early settlers gave the name Devil’s Den. With crystal clear water, year round 72 degree water temperatures, ancient rock formations with stalactites, fossil beds dating back 33 million years, and much more, you’re guaranteed to leave with memories that will last a lifetime!
About the tour: Jupiter Scuba Diving operates out of the Castaway Marina, and docks in front of Square Grouper Tiki Bar. We proudly boast the closest dive boat to the Jupiter Inlet. Our vessel “Kyalami” which translates “My Home” in Zulu, will make you feel like a pampered guest giving you the intimate personal diving experience Kyalami Charters has become known for. The Kyalami comfortably seats 20 divers, and is carefully set up with every detail in mind. In addition to being the closest, she is also one of the fastest dive boat in the area giving you less time above water and more time below!
Jupiter Scuba Diving offers competitive Tank & Equipment Rentals as well as Diver Training at competitive pricing. We are also a completely independent operation, opening the door for ALL shops, clubs and dive groups to utilize our awesome boat and great customer service for any and all of your needs. Our slogan sums it up: Diving is FUN. Expect MORE. At Jupiter Scuba Diving / Kyalami Charters we aim to connect the dots and treat you to the ultimate Diving Experience from the moment you book until long after you return to the dock.