New Perdido Key Snorkeling Reef
Posted on March 4, 2014
Adding to the already beautiful, white sandy beach of Perdido Key, an artificial reef is now in place for locals and visitors to enjoy.¬†¬† Last week, spectators gathered to watch as a barge lowered concrete structures into the Gulf of Mexico just south of Public Beach Access # 1 off Sandy Key Drive.
Once complete, the reef is projected to be approximately 280 feet long and between 10 and 16 feet deep.¬† This reef will bring in many species of marine life including turtles, octopus, and an array of tropical reef fish.¬† ¬†Although there are many wrecks for divers to enjoy, there are a limited number of shore locations for divers and snorkelers.¬† There are currently artificial reefs at Pensacola Beach and Navarre; however this is the first beach accessible underwater attraction in the Perdido Key area.
Perdido Key, Florida is the perfect destination accommodating paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and diving.¬† ¬†Visit your local Pointe South office for a list of enjoyable coastal activities and attractions.
Please help us maintain a healthy environment for our marine life and enjoy our beaches and all the beauty that Northwest Florida and Coastal Alabama have to offer.
Note:¬† Florida Law requires a diver-down flag for snorkeling and diving.¬† Please contact a local diving agency for rules, regulations, and professional guidance.
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