Mexico Beach Snorkeling

The 11th most popular snorkel dive spot in Florida Panhandle.

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Southeast of Panama City, the snorkeling at Bell Shoals off Mexico Beach is known for its artificial reef system. The water depth is roughly 20 feet deep at Bell Shoals and the artificial reef structures are 8 feet tall off the bottom. The challenge is picking a day when the visibility is good -- try after prolonged periods without rain on windless days.

At the Bell Shoal snorkeling dive site off Mexico Beach, there are nine artificial reefs in place that are accessible by boat. 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: Snorkelers off Mexico Beach are required to use a dive flag.

Overall, Mexico Beach is the 11th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 16 snorkeling dives in Florida Panhandle. Several of the better snorkeling spots are nearby Mexico Beach including Shell Island, St Joseph Peninsula State Park and St Andrews Jetties.


Local Contact(s):  Florida Tourism (850) 488-5607

Recommended Book:  "Snorkeling Florida" from Brad Bertelli

Recommended Map:  "Panama City Recreation Dive Map" from Top Spot

Best Season:  Any

Reference Source:  click here

Article Source:   Best Mexico Beach Snorkeling Review

GPS:  29.901786, -85.461488

Date Published:  1/2/2012

Date Updated:  11/19/2016

ID:  24457

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