Don't count out West Palm Beach just because it has no ocean front. West Palm Beach is a great place to stay for your dive vacation. Home to palm-lined streets, quaint shopping districts, and historic neighborhoods, there is year-round activities and fun to be had in West Palm Beach. Diving from West Palm Beach is a short easy drive to Riviera Beach. From there, Force-E can have you diving a different reef or wreck site for a month. With its full of life reefs and wrecks, majestic topography, and world famous Blue Heron Bridge, it is no wonder divers from around the country flock to this area year after year.
The World Famous Blue Heron Bridge
Some of the most interesting beach diving you'll find in South Florida lies within an inlet. The Blue Heron Bridge was made famous by Force-E, when they saw the need for a place that divers could go for free and easy diving. Force-E began offering guided tours to this unique dive site and revealed its unique aquatic life to the world.
Force-E Riviera Beach is located next to the Blue Heron Bridge which is located in Phil Foster Park. Phil Foster Park is a 14.65 acre beach facility located on Blue Heron Boulevard and allows free diving from sunrise to sunset outside the swimming areas. The Bridge makes a great place for a tune-up dive or a chance to do some macro photography. Force-E hosts regular free night dives to the Blue Heron Bridge. Our staff at the Riviera Beach store are experts on all things Blue Heron Bridge. Stop by our store today for some free advice and a free site map or hire a guide to show you the best spots.
West Palm Beach Dive Trips (wrecks and reefs)
Scuba Diving Magazine ranks the diving the greater West Palm Beach as better than the Florida Keys in eight out of nine categories. South Florida has more fish and wrecks, and better reefs and boats than anywhere in the U.S. With most dive sites only 15 minutes from the inlet, you'll be jumping into warm clear waters in no time. Contact us today and we'll have you on the best boats and dive sites in Florida.
West Palm Beach Drift Diving
This is the drift diving capitol of Florida. With the Gulf Stream coming it's closest at Riviera Beach, it causes an average current of one knot running parallel to the reef line. This gentle current allows the diver to slowly fly along the reef line without expending much energy, giving you longer peaceful dives. When you finish your dive, simply surface next to your personal float and flag, and the boat will pick you up. It couldn't be easier!
West Palm Beach Scuba Lessons
Learning to dive and getting a scuba certification here is easy and convenient. Force-E offers private and group scuba instruction from PADI and can accept referrals from all other major certification agencies. You can even start today by taking all the academics in a online course.
Hotels here offer great values and we are happy to share our recommendations. Check out our list of Dive and Stay packages by clicking on the Hotels-Restaurant link at the top or contact any of our three locations today.