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Pompano 3rd Reef is a boat accessible salt water dive site, located in Pompano Beach, FL. This dive site has an average rating of 4.33 out of 5 from 3 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 61-70ft/19-21m.

Location: Pompano Beach (outer reef) Lat 26 13.66 Lon 80 04.17

Description: A continuation of the outer reef , Pompano 3rd is a very nice broken reef with cliffs that provide good cover for marine life. The scenery is excellent. Coral, basket sponges, whips, and fans are common. Outside ledge has good lobster crevices when bugs are deep. Occasionally large grouper are seen along the outside edges.

Located 1-1/2 miles east-southeast of the Pompano Pier and straight out from the blue water tower. Visibility is usually good along the outside edge of the reef line. It is a popular area for underwater photography. Basket sponges line the top of the ridge, while multicolored sea fans, sea whips and others soft corals cover the outer edges. Grouper, barracuda, and chubs swim through the undercuts. This area can be subject to strong currents at times, so use caution

Navigation: The best dive is along the eastern ledge (western facing) in the collapse feature on top. Start out either at the north hook or collapse opening at the south end depending on the current. When the current is right you can begin the dive on Quallman Tugs etal. and head west to the reef and then north with the current. You get a 2 for 1!

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MC - 4/17/2018 5:46 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/3/2017.
Very warm water compared to what I am used to. No wet suit needed!
Frankenfish - 2/25/2018 3:23 PM
I went scuba diving here on 2/25/2018. Average viz: 11-15ft/3-5m.
Frankenfish - 2/25/2018 3:21 PM
I went scuba diving here on 2/25/2018. Average viz: 16-20ft/5-6m.
mangoman1 - 12/04/2015 10:55 PM
I went scuba diving here on 6/19/2015. Average viz: 41-50ft/12-15m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.