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Vero Beach Florida

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Apr 10, 2003
Planning on being in Melbourne, Florida in Mid February and saw in my Ned Deloach book that Vero Beach had a lot of shore diving available. Anyone out ther had any experience/comments/advice for Vero Beach (or anyplace near Melbourne) for some quick diving? Doesn't need to be shore, but I like the freedom shore diving can offer.

Vero has many spots for shore dives. There is reef running all the way along the beach from sebastian inlet to fort pierce inlet. The only problem is that visibility is lousy most of the time. If you get lucky and the water is clear, just go to any of the public accesses along A1A and pick a spot to dive. The swim to the last reef is about 0.25 miles. There are also reefs offshore, and your chances of getting some vis are better there. Don't know anyone who charters out of Vero. Check with the local dive shops.

What kind of depths are we talking about out at those reefs, sir ?

Paul Kotik
Beach dives are shallow, between 8 and 25 ft. Offshore, there is reef anywhere from 40 to 100 plus feet. In the fort pierce area, there are some great wrecks in around 100 ft. I believe there may be scuba charter boats down there. Hope this helps.

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I keep hoing that someday I'll find the secret spot in Florida where it drops off to 30+ meters within a 15-minute swim from shore. Alas........

Thanks fro the input

I'm definitely going to check out Ft. Pierce inlet area, have heard a couple of good things about it. Thanks for the help.
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