Bradenton Beach

Bradenton Beach
USA East


Site Review by
 Aaron Kelly
Date: 06/13/2016


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Aaron Kelly Entry:    5.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    2.00
City:   Largo Reef:    1.00
State:   FL Animal:    1.00
Country:   USA Plant:    1.00
Diving:   4 years Facilities:    3.00
 Dives:   146 Solitude   4.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    2.24
The sugar barge has been completely covered in sand due to a recent beach re-nourishment. The local dive shop told us that it's happened before and the site will recover some as the sand goes out to sea. They said maybe 6 months. When I was there, you could only see about 1 inch of a single piece of wood sticking out of the sand. It was the piece of wood that the marker was attached to. The vis was 2-3 feet. Flat seas, easy entry. Parking is available for free across the street at 'Sea Kat' divers. Until the sand erodes away some, I don't recommend bothering. Our group saw zero fish, and no boat remnants. Sea Kat does have a boat that you can buy a seat on to go to offshore sites that are worthwhile. The nearby Spanish rocks site was recommended to me as a nearby alternative; however it usually has worse visibility I am told.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    2.00
Beginner:    2.00
Intermediate:    1.00
Advanced:    1.00
Night diving:    3.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Spring
Year:    2016
Visibility:    2.00
Current:    5.00
Surf:    5.00

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