Florida Dive Parks

Above: Madison Blue Springs State Park

Above: Madison Blue Springs State Park

Here’s a list of State Parks in Florida that allow scuba diving. Note that some may have restrictions as listed, or other rules that may apply. For more information on each park, click the link below:

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Bahia Honda State Park
36850 Overseas Highway, Big Pine Key 33043
Southeast Region
(305) 872-2353
$4.00 (single occupant) $8.00 per car (2-8), plus $0.50 per person. $10 per boat.
No “Diving” Fee (Shore Diving). Scuba diving is permitted. The shallow water makes it a good area for beginning divers and snorkelers, but it is not recommended for advanced divers, as the water is shallow for several yards from shore. A ‘Diver-Down’ flag must be displayed.
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Blue Spring State Park
2100 W. French Avenue, Orange City 32763
Central Region
(386) 775-3663
$4.00 (single occupant) $6.00 per car (2-8)
The spring´s crystal clear, 73-degree water can be enjoyed by swimmers, snorkelers, and certified scuba divers with a partner during our designated swimming season. Lights are allowed only if all members of the party are cavern or cave certified.
No Water Activities From November 15 to March 1.
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Cayo Costa State Park
880 Belcher Road, Boca Grande 33921
Southwest Region
(941) 964-0375
$2.00 per person
No “Diving” Fee (Shore Diving)
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De Leon Springs State Park
601 Ponce de Leon Boulevard, De Leon Springs 32130
Central Region
(386) 985-4212
$4.00 (single occupant) $6.00 per car (2-8)
No “Diving” Fee, however, no recreational diving is allowed accept for students with an instructor.
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Delnor-Wiggins Pass State Park
11135 Gulfshore Dr., Naples 34108
Southwest Region
(239) 597-6196
$4.00 (single occupant) $6.00 per car (2-8)
No “Diving” Fee (Shore Diving) There is a hard bottom reef, which runs parallel to the beach where scuba diving is permitted. The closest area to the reef is area 2.
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Don Pedro Island State Park
880 Belcher Road, Boca Grande 33921
Southwest Region
(941) 964-0375
$3.00 per car
No “Diving” Fee (Shore Diving)
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Fanning Springs State Park
18020 N.W. Highway 19, Fanning Springs 32693
Northeast Region
(352) 463-3420
$4.00 (single occupant) $6.00 per car (2-8), or $1.00 per person if entrance station is closed
$15.00 per diver plus tax (should be 7% = $16.05)
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Fort Pierce Inlet State Park
905 Shorewinds Drive, Fort Pierce 34949
Southeast Region
(772) 468-3985
$4.00 (single occupant) $6.00 per car (2-8)
No “Diving” Fee (Shore Diving) There is a reef about 100 yards from the beach. A Diver Down flag must be displayed.
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Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park
Southard Street, Key West 33041
Southeast Region
(305) 292-6713
$4.00 (single occupant car) $6.00 per car (2-8), plus $0.50 per person
No “Diving” Fee (Shore Diving)
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Gasparilla Island State Park
880 Belcher Road, Boca Grande 33921
Southwest Region
(941) 964-0375
$3.00 per car
No “Diving” Fee (Shore Diving)
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Ichetucknee Springs State Park
12087 S.W. U.S. 27, Fort White 32038
Northeast Region
(386) 497-4690
$4.00 (single occupant), $6.00 per car (2-8)
$15.00 per person at Blue Hole Spring from October through March. Scuba diving is not permitted in the river or other springs. Must be Cave Certified
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Indian Key Historic State Park
U.S. 1 Mile Marker 85.5, Islamorada 33036
Southeast Region
(305) 664-2540
No admission fee
No “Diving” Fee. Permitted in the surrounding offshore waters. A “Diver Down” flag is required by law and must be displayed at all times.
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John D. MacArthur Beach State Park
10900 Jack Nicklaus Drive, North Palm Beach 33408
Southeast Region
(561) 624-6950
$4.00 (single occupant), $5.00 per car (2-8)
No “Diving” Fee. A “Diver Down” flag, for snorkelers and divers, is required by law and is available for rent at the Nature Center.
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John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park
U.S. 1 Mile Marker 102.5, Key Largo 33037
Southeast Region
(305) 451-1202
$4.00 (single occupant), $8.00 per car (2-8) plus $0.50 per person
No “Diving” Fee (Shore Diving) To fully enjoy the diving possibilities of the park, boat trips to the reef are recommended. A new diver, or a diver that needs a refresher, will find the waters off Cannon Beach a great place to hone his or her skills.
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John U. Lloyd Beach State Park
6503 N. Ocean Drive, Dania Beach 33004
Southeast Region
(954) 923-2833
$4.00 (single Occupant), $6.00 per car (2-8)
No “Diving” Fee (Shore Diving) You can follow the submerged Eurojacks to the first reef.
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Lafayette Blue Spring State Park
799 N.W. Blue Spring Road, Mayo 32066
Northeast Region
(386) 294-3667
$4.00 (single occupant), $6.00 per car (2-8)
$15.00 per person (includes admission fee) Dives cannot extend past 5:00 p.m. Must be Cave Certified
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Madison Blue Spring State Park
8300 N.E. State Road 6, Lee 32059
Northeast Region
(850) 971-5003
$4.00 (single occupant), $6.00 (2-8)
$15.00 per person, diving fee (includes entrance fee)Cavern and cave diving only, no open water diving. All cavern divers must be accompanied by a certified cave diver or instructor. All divers must show proof of certification prior to diving. Solo diving is not permitted.
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Manatee Springs State Park
11650 N.W. 115th Street, Chiefland 32626
Northeast Region
(352) 493-6072
$4.00 (single occupant), $6.00 per car (2-8)
$15.00 per person, plus tax (should be 7% = $16.05) Diving: spring, open water and cave diving.
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Peacock Springs State Park
Peacock Springs Road, Luraville
Northeast Region
(386) 776-2194
$4.00 per car
$15.00 per person. Open water diving is permitted only in Orange Grove Sink. Cavern and cave diving is available to certified dive teams in Orange Grove Sink & Peacock Springs.
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San Pedro Underwater Archaeological Preserve State Park
U.S. 1 Mile Marker 85.5, Islamorada 33036
Southeast Region
(305) 664-2540
No admission fee
No “Diving” Fee
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Sebastian Inlet State Park
9700 S. State Road A1A, Melbourne Beach 32951
Central Region
(321) 984-4852
$4.00 (single occupant), $8.00 per car (2-8)
No “Diving” Fee (Shore Diving) Scuba diving and snorkeling are permitted in all in the waters of Sebastian Inlet State Park, with the exception of under the Sebastian Inlet Bridge and in the boat channel. Rock reefs stretch for miles starting south of Sebastian Inlet in the nearshore waters. Water visibility is best in the summer months. All divers and snorkelers must be within 100 feet of a dive flag. Spearfishing is prohibited.
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St. Andrews State Park
4607 State Park Lane, Panama City 32408
Northwest Region
(850) 233-5140
$4.00 (single occupant), $8.00 per car (2-8)
No “Diving” Fee
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St. Lucie Inlet State Park
4810 S.E. Cove Road, Stuart 34997
Southeast Region
(772) 219-1880
$2.00 per kayak/canoe, $3.00 per boat (it is only accessible by boat)
No “Diving” Fee. An extensive Anastasia rock reef is located just offshore of the park extending 4.7 miles along the coast and up to 1 mile offshore. Depths range from 5 ft. to 35 ft. This reef is the northernmost limit for the ranges of several species of corals found in south Florida. In addition, many species of marine plants and tropical fishes are associated with the reef. No spearfishing is permitted within state park boundaries.
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Stump Pass Beach State Park
Manasota Key, Englewood
Southwest Region
(941) 964-0375
$3.00 per car
No “Diving” Fee (Shore Diving)
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Troy Spring State Park
674 Troy Springs Road, Branford 32008
Northeast Region
(386) 935-4835
$4.00 (single occupant), $5.00 per car (2-8)
$15.00 per person. All diving is open water only. Lights and scooters are prohibited. Dives cannot extend past 5:00 p.m.
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Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
6131 Commercial Way, Spring Hill 34606
Southwest Region
(352) 592-5656
$13.00 per adult, $5.00 per child (see the site for more details)
No “Diving” Fee. All divers must be accompanied by an instructor from a dive shop. No individual dives allowed and reservations are required.
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