Explore Lady Luck, Okinawa and other nearby wrecks!
(Dive operators listed below)
Unique new underwater adventures await you at Shipwreck Park, just one mile offshore from the Pompano Beach, Florida fishing pier. Shipwreck Park is a vast artificial reef system and new underwater cultural arts park that’s one of the most easily accessible major dive sites in the nation.
The site continues to grow with the most recent sinkings of the 324-foot Lady Luck and the 107-foot Okinawa. Both are embellished with sculptures and other artwork for divers to enjoy, and for new marine life to call home. Shipwreck Park is an eco-friendly recreational dive area with 17 shipwrecks, designed to take pressure off of the natural reefs nearby.
“Divers love vacationing here,” said Elaine Fitzgerald, part of the Shipwreck Park team who helped create and grow the park. Fitzgerald also owns and operates Beach Vacation Rentals’ boutique properties just a short walk to the dive boats, beach and restaurants. “We set up our apartments and cottages to especially cater to the needs of divers, and do everything we can to help give them a great vacation they will always remember.”
Pompano Beach is truly “nature’s aquarium” with some of the best diving and snorkeling in the nation. The Gulfstream comes closer to shore than anywhere in the U.S., providing some of the clearest and warmest waters anywhere.
A three-tier reef system offers variety in depth for every diver’s experience level, and is within a short swim offshore. Unique to most dive areas, in Pompano Beach you don’t have to take a boat to reach the reefs for diving or snorkeling. But it’s the dive operators who can take you for a short boat ride to the most beautiful reefs and the best of the 200+ wrecks offshore. The dive boats are located on the Intracoastal Waterway, just south of the Hillsboro Inlet…so it’s just minutes to the reefs, which means more time for you in the water!
The snorkel/dive boats typically go out two to three times a day depending on the time of year, and they go out year-round. South Florida Diving Headquarters , a long-time, respected local operator, will pick you up and drop you off for free from our Beach Vacation Rentals properties.
POMPANO BEACH DIVE SHOPS AND OPERATORS:
Deep Relief, 15 N. Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062
Force-E Scuba, 1312 N Federal Hwy, Pompano Beach, FL 33062, 954-943-3483, https://www.force-e.com/pompano-beach-dive-center/
Pompano Dive Center, 101 N Riverside Dr. #111, Pompano Beach, FL 33062, 954-788-0208, www.pompanodive.com
Scuba Dive It, 2075 Powerline Rd, Suite 3, Pompano Beach, FL 33069, 786-558-3483, http://www.scubadiveit.com/
Scubatyme Charters, 101 N Riverside Dr., Slip 44, Pompano Beach, FL 33062, 954-786-0909, http://www.scubatyme.com
South Florida Diving Headquarters, 125 N Riverside Dr., Pompano Beach, FL 33062, 954-783-2299, http://www.southfloridadiving.com/pompano-beach/
OTHER NEARBY DIVE SHOPS AND OPERATORS:
Dixie Divers, 455 S Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-420-0009, www.dixiedivers.com
Gold Coast Scuba, 259 Commercial Blvd #2, Lauderdale-By-The-Sea, FL 33308, 954-616-5909, http://www.goldcoastscuba.net/
Parrot Island Scuba Adventures, 954-942-7333, http://parrotislandscuba.com
Scuba Network, 959 S. Federal Hwy, Deerfield Beach, FL 33441, 954-422-9982, and 5975 N. Federal Hwy, Fort Lauderdale, 33308, 954-491-7793 www.scubanetwork.com
Underseas Sports, 1450 N. Federal Hwy, Ft. Lauderdale, 33304, 954-564-8661, www.underseasports.com