Naples Florida Gulf SCUBA diving Charters
Photography in the Gulf by Kevin Sweeney
SCUBA dive in Naples Florida! There are many sites to chose from. Whether you are on vacation or a local Naples has great SCUBA dive trips all the time! Diving in naples offers diving almost all year round,weather permitting. SCUBA Dive Naples and you will experience sites that will remain with you for a lifetime! Fish are abundant and very large. There are literally, schools of Goliath grouper (up to 400 lbs) meandering nurse sharks, sting rays and turtles cruising the area. Check out our list of recommended sites and call Captain Bill at 239-269-5728 to book your trip. SCUBAdventures can help you prepare your gear and fill tanks for these trips.
Nearshore: Ledges, wrecks & artificial reefs
A series of ledges, holes and cracks loaded with fish life,
Several varieties of snapper and grouper inhabit the two
to six foot highledges. Visiblity between 5 and 30 feet
depending on time of year. This is our most popular dive
trip! Plenty of life, if not more than the farther offshore
sites. We can also arrange spearfishing trips in this range
The hole is also known as Naples Spring even though it is 27 miles
offshore of Naples in the Gulf of Mexico. In prehistoric times the
black hole was a spring or sinkhole, but the circular opening is
now 65 below the Gulf of Mexico’s surface. The entrance to this
large drowned sinkhole is 82 feet in diameter. From the rim, the
limestone shaft plunges to depths of 224 feet, taking an hour glass
shape at 100 feet. Sea turtles frequent the area along with large
grouper and many other kinds of fish. Several sponge covered
ledges can be found near the entrance.
Visibility fluctuates between 10 & 50 feet with best condition
s in the spring and early summer.
This steel structure of a navigational tower
located 30 mile south west of Naples
reaches down 70 feet to the sea floor. Great
schoolsof pelagic fish, barracuda, goliath
grouper,snapper and tropical fish are
attracted to the complex framework. Visibility
10 to 70 feet.
Paddle wheeler wreck
The wreck of a stern paddlewheel steamer,
known locally as the “Paddlewheeler”, rests
upside down in 80 feet of water 30 miles
off Naples. The only clue to its identity is a
pressure gauge that was manufactured in1898.
Contact Captain Bill listed to the right side of this page for bookings!