Review Date AVG ShoreDiving Site
05/25/2007 3.81 St. Andrews Jetties, Panama Beach Florida, USA East
My wife and I dove the jetties again for the first time this year. The visibility was about 40' and that was due to the choppy seas and the crazy cross breezes. Water was in the mid 70's. I wore a shorty and was fine; wife is 115lbs and wore a 5mm and was fine. Current was pushing a little hard for her; and I thought it was a Minnie drift dive. We went between noon and 3PM, and after that the current starts pulling out to the open water. Marine life was abundant and there was one of the largest grouper that I have ever seen (in that close to shore) probably 300lbs and very friendly. Saw an array of fish, and enjoyed most of the dive. We will be here until Memorial Day and if anyone needs a dive buddy we will be right next to the store (my wife has the bright PINK BC and fins).
05/21/2007 3.20 St. Andrews Jetties, Panama Beach Florida, USA East
My wife and I dive the jetties at least once a year. We enter at the kiddy pool and go through the rock entrance and into the channel. We go every year and do our refresher dive in a live environment. This is an excellent place to learn your ABC's of scuba and refresh. The state park is nice, clean, and safe. It is not the Caribbean but it is nice if you do not want to pay $80.00 for a charter. The water temperature is in the 70's during May and warm every day after that. Bring some sandwiches and have a picnic on the beach. Bring the kids and they can play in the water with no worries of under tow. There is plenty of marine life, and the only draw back is the people who fish on the rocks. They can be rude at times. We will be there again this weekend for Memorial Day. I am a Dive Master and think this is an excellent place to do training and enjoy a day of diving.