The diverse ecosystem of northeast Florida’s beaches is part of what has made the region so attractive to tourists for years. However, it doesn’t become fully apparent just how biologically diverse St. Augustine is until you dive into its waters. If you’re looking for fun things to do in St. Augustine FL, then try out snorkeling in this lively Atlantic locale. Check out these two locations for snorkeling in St. Augustine FL adventures that allow you to finally see the area in its entirety.
iDive Florida is a locally owned dive shop with a passion for everything underwater. Kenneth Dyal, a divemaster and active NAUI dive instructor, has owned and run the shop since 2009. Since then, iDive has emerged to become a leading scuba resource in all of northeast Florida.
There’s a scuba diving class for all levels at iDive. Whether you’ve been diving in water for years – or you have never put on a scuba mask – the instructors at iDive are ready to get you seeing unique aquatic life in St. Augustine’s waters. Scuba certification courses are available for those really looking to get take their scuba game to the next level. If you’re already an expert in the water, you’ll be pleased to know that iDive has all the scuba and snorkeling gear you could ask for at fair prices.
St. Augustine Aquarium and Snorkel Adventure
St. Augustine Aquarium, expected to open in early 2017, will offer a slightly different experience snorkeling in St. Augustine. You’ll be able to snorkel and swim amongst over 100 species of fish and rays. Guests will be provided with a snorkel, mask, and wetsuit if they choose to take on the rewarding Snorkel Adventure. If you choose to sit out the action, you’ll still be able to experience the adventure above the water on a raft with specially designed vision panels. There’s also going to be an interactive Shark & Stingray Cove for the truly adventurous. Don’t worry though – there aren’t any Great Whites swimming in these waters.
The completion of the second phase of the St. Augustine Aquarium is expected in Spring 2017. This will include The Castaway Canopy Adventure by Zipstream. This zip line adventure will take you over a replica aqua reef ecosystem, offering a unique look at the ecosystem in St. Augustine. There will also be a guided tour with climbing walls, bridges and more. The St. Augustine Aquarium is expected to be a popular attraction when it soon opens its doors, so check for updates on its completion often.