Sea Oats wants to share a secret with you. Destin is one of the top snorkeling and dive destinations in the entire nation!
Have you ever picked a lobster up from the bottom of the ocean? Watched giant fish and dolphins swim above you as you glided through the water?
Diving and snorkeling here is an incredible destination you will never forget, we guarantee that.
Destin has a unique geographical location which makes for some amazing dive sites that are only a few minutes out from the Destin east pass. Out there you will discover a limestone carved reef covered in sponges and coral. It’s absolutely beautiful. You’ll want to invest in an underwater camera for this trip.
Compared to the Atlantic waters the Emerald Coast has clear waters which make for perfect clarity when swimming around looking at all the underwater sites. In the Gulf you will find giant sea shells covering the bottom of the ocean floor with two varieties of lobsters crawling around.
In close proximity to the east pass is the Destin Jetties. This is by far an extremely popular spot for the locals because it’s semi-private and gorgeous there. This spot is utilized for “beach diving” with up to fifty feet of diving space. Here you will see a color array of fish, dolphins and crabs. While you dive the kids can play along the rocks and catch some little hermit crabs.
Where it is located there is virtually no waves so it’s a great spot for swimming and exploring.
If you’re a beginner and need lessons then Scuba Tech is the perfect spot for that. They have a full staff of experienced divers you will teach you everything you need to know as well as getting certified.
Destin is fortunate to be located near Vortex Spring which is one of the safest fresh water diving destinations in the United States. So, if you prefer to dive in fresh water you will have to check Vortex Springs out. It’s located about an hour from Destin but worth the drive for its natural beauty and breathtaking scenery.
The spring itself goes down sixty feet which you can see all the way to the bottom. It’s a site you will have to see for yourself. You will be amazed at the amazing sites to be seen here. You can also camp, kayak and canoe. The kids will have a blast!
No matter where to choose to relax and explore, if it be diving in the sea or diving in the spring, Sea Oats is here to ensure you have a comfortable home away from home with us.
Call us today and let one of our staff members create your customized vacation package.