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Portofino Artificial Reef - Pensacola Beach FL

Portofino Artificial Reef is a shore accessible salt water dive site, located in Pensacola Beach, FL. This dive site has an average rating of 3.20 out of 5 from 5 scuba divers. The maximum depth is 16-20ft/5-6m. The average visibility is 61-70ft/19-21m.

Artificial Reef pylons drilled into the sand with little discs stacked on them.

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TyGator13 - 9/05/2015 8:48 AM
I went scuba diving here on 9/4/2015. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 81-85°F/27-29°C.
TwistedRik - 8/16/2015 9:27 PM
I went scuba diving here on 8/14/2015. Average viz: 21-25ft/6-8m. Water temp: 76-80°F/24-27°C.
Saw three sea turtles. Water was just filthy with jellies. Covered in stings by the time we finished.
Narcosis1 - 4/30/2015 12:06 AM
Rating Added: 4
Had great visibility and the marine life was abundant. Check out the video on my Facebook link.
TwistedRik - 2/08/2015 10:25 PM
I went scuba diving here on 1/30/2015. Average viz: 5-10ft/2-3m. Water temp: 56-60°F/13-16°C.
Our first non-instructional dive. Very bad visibility this day, which made it very hard to find the reefs. Finally did, but not much sea life. Did see one jelly the size of a bowling ball. Got video of it. Lost Laura swimming back in. She went down and wandered off course. Never again. This dive was cold and exhausting, but the 1st is under our (weight) belts.
ubeshakka - 6/16/2014 11:35 AM
Easy shore entry. Of the local manmade reefs, one of the most mature. Several sea turtles, rays, and a very persistent trio of remoras followed us around. 20-30 ft viz. 85 deg water. Easy shore dive with plenty to see. Local motor club having charity BBQ in the parking lot made for a nice lunch break. Recommend highly