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Whitehill Reef is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Destin, FL. This dive site has an average rating of 4.00 out of 5 from 10 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 81-90ft/25-27m. The average visibility is 36-40ft/11-12m.

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White Hill Reef (80-87 feet in depth)

Located approximately 6 miles southwest of Destin’s East Pass. White Hill Reef is a single limestone ledge approximately 5 feet tall running east and west and facing south. This reef is home to many fish and numerous sea critters. It is not uncommon to see frog fish, brittle stars, anemones, toad fish, scorpion fish, octopus, spotted eels, along with an abundance of tropical fish. White Hill Reef is very close to the Thomas Hayward Liberty Ship, therefore making it much more abundant with game fish such as, gag and black grouper, scamp, red snapper, white and black snapper, flounder, trigger fish and much more. Common to see the large southern sting ray, sharks and in august the large eagle rays.

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lougump67 - 14 days 8 hours ago.
Dove this site on 11/21/2021 with ScubaTech of Destin. The visibility was between 40 and 50 ft. and the water temperature was 70. We saw a wide variety of reef fish, barracuda, snapper, lionfish, and several eels. Captain Nancy and the crew of the Sea Cobra were amazing! This was our first dive of the day, and then we moved a few hundred yards south to the Thomas Heyward Liberty ship.
Skeptic14 - 11/08/2016 8:54 AM
I went scuba diving here on 11/3/2016. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
flyingDiver75 - 11/07/2016 5:37 PM
Rating Added: 4
My 1st boat dive after certification. It’s actually nearly adjacent to the Thomas Hayward Liberty Ship and it’s possible to swim between them if you’re good with a compass and air consumption. Limestone reef with the usual cast of northern gulf marine life.
Bighouse72 - 7/11/2016 2:20 PM
Rating Added: 4
13 June 2016 on the Sea Cobra. Vis was 55-70ft and bottom temps were in the low 70s. Lots of fish and wildlife.
Bighouse72 - 7/11/2016 2:19 PM
Dove with Scuba Tech NWFL out of Destin on 13 June 2016. We were treated with 55-70ft vis and bottom temps in the low 70s. Tons of fish, quite a few lion fish that were being dispatched with, and about 5 different morays, two of which were pretty large. Sea Cobra was the boat and they treated us like royalty.
Duke106 - 2/06/2015 9:52 AM
Rating Added: 4
Went with Emerald Coast on the Aquanaut. It was a great dive.
ImagesbyWard - 8/06/2014 8:27 AM
I went scuba diving here on 7/31/2014. Average viz: 51-60ft/16-18m. Water temp: 71-75°F/22-24°C.
ImagesbyWard - 3/26/2014 3:34 PM
Rating Added: 3
Nice reef. Lots of little creatures if you pay attention.
ImagesbyWard - 3/26/2014 2:50 PM
I went scuba diving here on 9/15/2013. Average viz: 71-80ft/22-24m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
oceanbound - 1/10/2012 10:52 PM
Rating Added: 4
one of my favorites! There had been a "resident" shark around here most of 2010 dive season.
diverjay - 10/29/2009 1:12 PM


We dove this site with Scuba Tech out of Destin. I am sure this is a good site when the visibility is better, but is was not good the day we dove it. Still had a good trip with them.