St. Andrews Jetties, Panama Beach

St. Andrews Jetties, Panama Beach
USA East


Site Review by
 Mark Freeze
Date: 06/22/2004


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Mark Freeze Entry:    4.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    2.00
City:   Birmingham Reef:    3.00
State:   AL Animal:    3.00
Country:   USA Plant:    2.00
Diving:   7 years Facilities:    4.00
 Dives:   150 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.09
We dove this site on a high slack tide and swam/drifted all the way to the ocean end of the of the jetties, made the turn around the rocks and came up on the beach side. Very cool dive but a long walk out with gear. Saw adult sheep head and Spanish mackerel, some large queen angels, grouper, and lots of micro stuff. The school of bluefish I've ever seen passed us going out to sea. Some have said that you can also dive this same profile backwards on a low slack tide, but I'd bet it would be a lot harder and only for the really advanced. Beginners should stick to the area right at the swim-over because these currents can get nasty, but a great shore dive site anyway!    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    4.00
Intermediate:    4.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2004
Visibility:    3.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    5.00

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