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Diving in Fort Lauderdale

Whale Shark diving in fort lauderdale florida

Whale Shark in So FL
Photo by Chris Doherty

Considered one of the most famous places in Florida, Fort Lauderdale is the largest city of Broward County and is located just south of Pompano Beach.  It boasts a wide array of cultural, entertainment and educational amenities.  We have a boat available in Fort Lauderdale. However, we recommend you dive Lauderdale like a local. Dive out of Pompano Beach (4 miles N. of Fort Lauderdale). The large commercial port in Fort Lauderdale tends to degrade the water quality and reduce visibility. Pompano has a small clean inlet and the wrecks and reef are better. Most of our clients in Fort Lauderdale are Hotel guests and cruise ship passengers without transportation. Parking is Free in Pompano and costs over $1 per hour in Fort Lauderdale.

If you’re looking for the insider’s tip on things to do in Fort Lauderdale, we actually recommend visiting the small town of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.  The beaches are less crowded, the hotels are less expensive, and there’s plenty to see and do in LBTS.

Where to dive in Fort Lauderdale
Learn To DiveWhere To StayPlaces To EatThings To Do
Fort Lauderdale elearningFort Lauderdale is a great place to learn to scuba dive.  If you want to earn a scuba certification in Fort Lauderdale, then our Force-E Pompano Beach is the place to go.  We are conveniently located on Federal Highway, and we offer both in-class or Online Training Programs.  Our eLearning program allows you to study within the comforts of your home any time of day.

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4244 El Mar Drive
Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL 33308
(954) 776-4232

On the lovely tree-lined streets here you will find elegant boutiques, gourmet restaurants, snack bars, convenience stores, a large supermarket and souvenir shops. All this is within easy walking distance of Windjammer Resort. Of special note is the fact that our reef is rated one of the top 3 snorkel & dive sites in Florida!

Tiki Waterfront Sea Grill

200 East 13th, Riviera Beach, FL, 33404
561.845.5532

Live music, great food & drinks, and a wonderful atmosphere! Start things off with the Tuna Ponzu, and finish off with one of their fabulous desserts such as the Coconut Cream Bombe. Yum!

Loggerhead Marinelife Center

turtle14200 U.S. Highway One, Juno Beach, FL 33408
561.627.8280

Over 25 years ago, long-time Juno Beach resident Eleanor Fletcher started what is now Loggerhead Marinelife Center. Eleanor and her husband Robert had a real estate business in Juno Beach. Eleanor began to notice the abundance of sea turtles nesting on our shore in spring and summer. She was curious about why so many hatchlings headed landward after hatching, rather than back to sea, and as a result, began some of the earliest research on sea turtles in our area. Juno Beach is now recognized as one of the most active nesting beaches in the world! Eleanor became known as “The Turtle Lady” throughout the area.

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary

wildlife2500 Jupiter Park Drive, Jupiter, FL 33458

Busch Wildlife Sanctuary

…more than just a place to see animals, it’s a real wildlife adventure!

The Sanctuary offers visitors a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about Florida’s wildlife and natural environments. This unique refuge combines a nature center with a wildlife hospital.

Nature trails lead visitors through pine flatwoods, oak hammocks, and cypress wetlands. Along the trails are wildlife habitats exhibiting a variety of native animals from eagles to panthers, crocodiles, foxes, snakes, bears, and more.

Bring the whole family for a real wild experience

Contact your neighborhood Force-E Dive Center

Force-E Pompano Beach

forcee pompano
1312 North Federal Highway
Pompano Beach, FL 33062
(954) 943-3483