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COUNTRY: USA   PROVINCE: Florida Panhandle   (Printer Version)
TITLE: Pensacola Beach Gulf Snorkel Reef In Florida Panhandle
NOTES: Southeast of Pensacola, the snorkeling at Pensacola Beach Gulf Snorkel Reef offers the chance to explore a large offshore artificial reef. The Pensacola Beach Gulf Snorkel Reef (aka Park East Snorkel Reef) was installed by the Escambia County Marine Resources Division about 500 feet offshore in 2011. This close to shore reef is located about 1.4 miles to the east of the Portofino Resort. During an artificial reef snorkeling dive off Pensacola, you may encounter a large quantity of marine life. To find the artificial reef, there are orange-tipped, range finding poles placed into the sand at the eaternmost tip of Park East, and just snorkel straight out. The water depth varys from 12 to 14 feet deep and the tops of the reefs are 6 to 9 feet below the surface. To reach the snorkeling off the panhandle of Florida by air, you will need to fly into either Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) or Northwest Florida Beaches Airport (ECP) north of Panama City.

Note: a diver-down flag is highly recommended. It is actually required by Florida Law.


Additional printed reading material on Pensacola Beach Gulf Snorkel Reef snorkeling can be found in Snorkeling Florida  from Brad Bertelli.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Escambia County Marine Resources Division (850) 595-3476; Florida Tourism (850) 488-5607
MAPS:  Florida State Dive Map from Franko Maps
SEASON: Any
BASE CAMP: Fort Pickens campgrounds; Travelodge Pensacola Beach
LUXURY LODGE: Hilton Pensacola Beach Resort
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