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Destin Jetties - Destin FL


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To dive from shore, you should find Gulf Shore Drive and follow it past where it makes an "S" turn. Watch for a gravel lane for public parking on the right side of the road. There is a long walk to the beach but worth it.

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Skeptic14 - 8 days 23 hours ago.
I went scuba diving here on 2/18/2017. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 66-70°F/19-21°C.
First time doing the death march; pretty long walk through sand, but it was a decent dive despite poor conditions. With good visibility I can see this being a very enjoyable dive. Saw several horseshoe crabs, big flounder and other usual fish around the panhandle.
flyingDiver75 - 11/07/2016 4:15 PM
Rating Added: 2
Some sand dollars, spadefish, but not usually a lot to see.
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 4:50 AM
I went scuba diving here on 11/18/2011. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Fun dive
Diver237 - 10/06/2015 2:32 AM
I went scuba diving here on 6/7/2008. Average viz: 36-40ft/11-12m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
testing equipment
Diver237 - 10/05/2015 3:12 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/25/2007. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: Over 85°F/29°C.
Class SSI
Diver237 - 10/05/2015 2:57 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/25/2007. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: Over 85°F/29°C.
In class with ScubaTech, under SSI
Diver237 - 10/05/2015 10:33 AM
Rating Added: 4
Nice shore dive or training dive. Lots of fish on the day I was there.
mona - 5/30/2015 3:09 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/30/2015.
Horrible algae all the way to the bottom. Viz 5’-
SpacemanCraig - 4/20/2015 1:46 PM
I went scuba diving here on 4/20/2015. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
Helped move/stand up two unknown statues (an angel and a woman leaning on a small wall) and move "lost" anchors around for a search and recovery class. Thank you to whomever dropped the statues at the site! Really cool addition, I hope more are to follow and it turns into a statue garden like you see in the Keys.
snorkellove - 5/14/2015 11:39 AM
I am headed to this spot at the end of June and am planning to snorkel all around this area. Id love to make sure that i can find this statue though...I was speaking to a dive shop out of PCB who has a charter in destin as well and they mentioned a statue. Not sure if it is the same one but would love to check it out. Can you give me an idea of where this is located?
SpacemanCraig - 5/14/2015 8:05 PM
The two statues are on the harbor side of the rock finger (Gronye) that comes out off the beach, and sit in 25-30 feet of water. Most snorkel charter services park their boats in this location, so finding them should not be a problem. The statues are only about 3 feet tall so if the conditions aren’t perfect you might not see them snorkeling on the surface...
snorkellove - 5/15/2015 11:38 AM
Thanks for the info! Will keep a look out and hope to find them, your directions are a huge help! Thanks again!
chrpai - 8/19/2014 11:55 AM
I ended up snorkeling the jetties but not diving (sorry, the O was calling ). I did some free diving and found the line that went out from the jetties and was told buy a local what the navigation on a typical tour would be. Hopefully I’ll be back next year and dive dive dive.
chrpai - 7/31/2014 6:40 PM
I’m in Destin, FL next week and looking to do this shore dive. Looks like slack tide would allow for a Thursday or Friday morning dive. Possibly Wednesday morning if really, really early. Any takers?
CGR - 7/31/2014 6:13 PM
Rating Added: 3
OK for a shore dive although the walk from the car to the water is nothing for the faint of heart. Gulf toadfish, Gulf Flounder, Peacock Flounder, Coral Crab and Blue Crab abound.
Agojo - 7/17/2014 4:55 AM
Rating Added: 2
Good dive but too many boats and fisherman. Did it from a boat and would never do it as shore dive, too far to pack gear.
CGR - 7/10/2014 7:57 PM
Dove at slack tide today. Decent shore dive for the Gulf. Saw many toadfish and stone crab today but not much else. Some current but not too bad. Walked it with my wife. It was hot but a lot better than paying to be on one of those awful snorkel boats that crowd this site to no end.
seachaser1 - 5/26/2014 7:46 PM
Rating Added: 2
Ok dive murky water
ImagesbyWard - 3/26/2014 3:32 PM
Rating Added: 1
Weather & current was bad. Very murky. Greg (OW instructor) said, "If I could handle this, I could handle anything"!!
ImagesbyWard - 3/26/2014 2:34 PM
I went scuba diving here on 5/30/2013. Average viz: Under 5ft/2m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
First certification dive for OW
allisonfinch - 11/15/2013 11:04 AM
Rating Added: 2
been there
DiverMikeB - 8/14/2013 11:20 PM
Rating Added: 3
no current when i went so the vis was bad. not a bad dive though and lots to see. will be back at the end of the month and update accordingly.
nkydiver - 9/05/2012 5:02 PM
Rating Added: 4
Dove this a few years ago with my son. Walking to it is a pain, no doubt about it. Be prepared for a long walk through sandy beach. Actual dives though were great. We did one dive in the shallow side, only 8-12 feet of water most times.. found a mask, snorkel, even 20 dollars, so that was a nice dive.

Actual jetties were deeper, we were around 40 feet. current was there but not horrible. lots of small fish and crabs but nothing really bigger that day.

Was a great dive with my son so I have absolutely no complaints.

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