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Inside Reef aka Lauderdale-by-the-Sea - Lauderdale by the Sea FL


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Inside Reef aka Lauderdale-by-the-Sea is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located at Commercial Blvd. & Ocean, Lauderdale by the Sea, FL. This dive site has an average rating of 3.74 out of 5 from 23 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 16-20ft/5-6m. The average visibility is 21-25ft/6-8m.

The Inside Reef at Lauderdale by the Sea is approximately 50 yards off the beach and just South of the Anglin Pier (Commercial Blvd). Bring quarters for the meters or park in the lot at Commercial blvd. and the pier, this lot fills up fast with patrons from the Aruba bar or. Park at the beach portal on Datura Avenue; swim 50 years East (just past the swim buoy) and descend to enjoy the reef. The top of the reef is about 10 feet, dropping to 16 to 20 feet to the rubble on the West slope. Swim North, but stay clear of the fishing pier. This makes a great night dive in calm weather and a full moon.

After the dive there are showers at the beach end of every street.

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bsharp117 - 7/01/2019 4:04 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/30/2019. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
joemdo - 6/26/2019 11:22 PM
Snorkeling/free-diving on this reef since for the past few days (good to be back at this great spot). Visibility was good on 6/24, 6/25. Today, 6/26, visibility was good in the morning but was around 5 feet around 5pm... too much wind and current!
Photos from my snorkeling trips so far (each photo has the exact location thanks to camera GPS): inaturalist.org/observations?d1=2019-06-24&order...=grid&user_id=joemdo
Highlights include squirrelfish, sand diver, grey triggerfish, tarpon and three green sea turtles. Lots to see, just like last year :-)
bsharp117 - 6/23/2019 7:36 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/22/2019. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
bsharp117 - 6/10/2019 7:48 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/9/2019. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
bsharp117 - 3/29/2019 8:56 AM
I went scuba diving here on 3/23/2019. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
bsharp117 - 7/01/2018 7:56 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/16/2018. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
Fun dive. Average amount of Marie and coral life
joemdo - 6/22/2018 12:37 PM
Here’s a link to my observations from yesterday, June 21st, 2018. I was in the water for about 40 minutes.
bsharp117 - 6/22/2018 2:33 PM
You can usually spot the species you mentioned when diving Lauderdal By Te Sea. Your better than me as I don’t know most of the names of the fish. I posted alot of pics on my fb page.
bsharp117 - 12/02/2017 8:11 PM
I went scuba diving here on 11/26/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
bsharp117 - 7/31/2017 7:29 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/29/2017. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
bsharp117 - 7/31/2017 7:26 PM
I went scuba diving here on 7/28/2017. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
FtMyersTom - 6/08/2017 7:38 PM
Rating Added: 3
Honeycomb reef, the only place I have seen this
bsharp117 - 5/08/2017 6:27 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/7/2016. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
ScubaSteve321 - 3/13/2017 8:15 PM
Looking to do some diving this week, most likely March 17, 18 or 19. If anybody is interested, let me know.
bsharp117 - 2/27/2017 5:15 PM
Not a bad dive, I dove it last year testing out my new gear. I look forward to doing it this year and finding more marine life.
Barbetos - 8/23/2016 2:05 PM
Rating Added: 4
Took my refresh dives here. Used the first reef line as conditions deteriorated but was able to get 2 hours of diving done. Enjoyed seeing the Arrow crabs, several types of fish and the anchor.

Would like run this again, and look out to the second reef line.
Cheshirecat - 10/06/2015 10:15 AM
Rating Added: 3
I was here on 09/20/2015. Vis about 5-8 ft. Shore dive. Swim out to the first reef is a bit of a swim. Not too bad if you take your time. The current was moving swiftly the day I visited. Lots of divers coming out of the water and warning other divers of the swift current conditions. My buddy and I entered close to the pier and dropped near the first reef line. Saw a little marine life. A ray, yellow-bellied damsel and various other tropicals. While this shore dive could be done at any time, it seems the best time is during high slack tide. Monitor the rainfall in the area for at least 3 days prior to your visit as runoff can affect your visibility.
kale31 - 5/31/2015 1:08 PM
Can we freedive here ?
LatitudeAdjustment - 6/01/2015 7:27 AM
There is a snorkel trail a few blocks south of the pier so yes, just not under the pier!
jsausley - 5/27/2015 11:16 AM
I went scuba diving here on 5/15/2015. Average viz: 26-30ft/8-9m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Shore dive. Refresher course with Deep Blue Divers.
sabre7 - 8/02/2014 10:17 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/25/2014. Average viz: 31-35ft/9-11m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Musky_hunter - 3/25/2014 6:01 PM
Rating Added: 4
My 1st foray into the ocean, March 2014. Saw lots off attractive fish, a nurse shark, coral. Waves were rough, only made it out to the 1st reef, vis was about 15’.

Negatives- We got there early and had a good parking spot, still a long walk with all of your gear, then a long swim.

I would love to do it again sometime on a calmer day, maybe in another couple of years. Gold Coast Scuba (right after the bridge, on commercial) were quite helpful.