Snorkeling & Diving

Snorkling

Everyday we are surrounded by the glory of St. Joseph Bay, which is the hearbeat of Gulf County.  With clear water year round, it is an ideal place to snorkel and search for underwater treasures.  From bivalves to crabs to sand dollars and sea horses, there is an abundance of wildlife to discover.  All snorkelers should display a diver down flag to alert boaters Passy by.  Snorkeling trips are available at the Port St Joe Marina, and many small charter operators take private trips.

Diving

Gulf County offers near-shore boat access to numerous dive sites with area dive operators offering trips, air and rental gear. Our coast has relatively shallow depths providing longer bottom times and good natural light for photography of reefs and tropical fish. One can dive on artificial reefs from 2 miles to 45 miles offshore in water depths from 20 to 150 feet.

For experienced divers, the 463-foot long Empire Mica is a British Tanker sunk by a German sub during World War II, and considered one of Florida’s best wreck dives, at 108 feet deep. The Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association (MBARA) has established over 200 reefs since 1997, which have become a haven for our healthy fish population.

Not a certified diver?  No problem.  Daly’s Watersports offers a Discover Scuba Program consisting of a 30-miunte DVD classroom instruction, a skill review in 5-6 feet of bay water then an actual dive on the historic shipwreck, The Vamar, resting at 25 feet – all under the supervision of a certified instructor.  Daly’s Watersports has everything you need, just give them a call at 850.229.6330.

SANDY TOES

3 bedroom house, very roomy with 2 baths a large kitchen, a living room and a separate den perfect for kids to play and unwind after a great day at the beach!

George Core Park

Large city park housing Cape San Blas Lighthouse as well as shaded picnic areas & fishing spots.

COASTAL TOWING

Coastal Towing is Mexico Beach and Port St. Joe’s most reliable towing and roadside service.