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Spanish Rocks - Anna Maria FL

Spanish Rocks is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located at 33rd Street, Anna Maria, FL. This dive site has an average rating of 3.56 out of 5 from 9 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 21-25ft/6-8m. The average visibility is 11-15ft/3-5m.

From This dive site located off of Bradenton Beach, FL on Anna Maria Island. To get to this location find the beach access point on Gulf Drive North and 33rd Street. 33rd Street is only 50 to 100 feet long and serves as the parking lot for the local beach access. A way to get there from the mainland is to take SR 64 (Manatee Ave.) to Gulf Drive North and then go south about a quarter mile. If you keep going south along gulf drive for about another 1.5 miles you will get to the other Brandenton Beach shore dive site the Wreck of the Regina (aka Sugar Barge). The 33rd St. Gulf Drive N. beach access is marked by a small blue green sign to the west. From the Beach access point find the reef by walking south along the beach six houses and then head out from there due west for a couple hundred yards. You have to go past the sandy bottom area. If the visibility is poor it can be easy to miss. The ledges then heads towards the west away from shore at an angle.

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AndyinGap - 5/06/2019 2:46 PM
Dive Buddy wanted...I’ll be in Anna Maria from May 25-30. Anyone local want to dive Spanish Rocks or the Sugar Barge with me?
ztoyman - 11/10/2017 3:04 AM
Rating Added: 4
Visibility can vary, but is still an enjoyable dive. Last dive had us going to the bottom for cover when a school of larger(5 to 6’ length) cobia started to get a little too familiar with us. When you can only see about 6 feet with any clarity, their shadowy profile when looking from below resembles that of blacktip sharks. Exhilarating!!!
JoeyDiver - 6/25/2016 12:25 PM
my dive buddy says vis is currently horriable. only 3 feet 6/25/16
Xstreams - 6/19/2016 7:39 AM
Anyone diving here this morning?
Bonnie427 - 11/08/2013 7:09 PM
Rating Added: 3
Cool shore dive when visibility is good.
Diver38 - 4/10/2013 4:58 PM
Rating Added: 4

was there today viz only 5’ if that but still enjoyed myself