Dive & Snorkel Blue Heron Bridge

Blue Heron Bridge
One of the most renowned dive and snorkel sites in The Palm Beaches can be found under Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach. Its famously clear water is full of exotic sea creatures, statues and even a spot on our Selfie Trail.

The waterway under Blue Heron Bridge is, in a word, legendary. This locale has a world-wide following among divers and snorkelers. The accolades could on forever — it's been called the Best Shore Diving in The Americas, Florida’s Exotic Critter Capital and the Muck Diving Capital of the World. Best of all, it’s true. Plan a trip to The Palm Beaches and see it for yourself.

It’s the Diversity

Never mind an aquarium, this is the real thing. See seahorses, pipefish and octopus (we mean the Atlantic long arm/mimic octopus). Thrown in sea robins, flying gurnards, batfish, frogfish and stargazers. And of course, bridge pilings, small boat wrecks and rocks provide surprises along the way. And even spy manatees grazing and on occasion, sea turtles and dolphins cruising in from Palm Beach Inlet.

Dive In

The jumping-off point is Phil Foster Park, located under Blue Heron Bridge. Divers can walk in from the shoreline and start exploring. Snorkelers can take off from the swimming area to do the Snorkel Trail. The depth around Blue Heron Bridge goes from 4 feet at the entry point out to 20 feet near the boat wrecks. The Snorkel Trail ranges from 10 to 15 feet. Phil Foster is also a terrific spot to do watersports in The Palm Beaches or relax on the small beach.

Snap a Selfie

No matter where you go, social media follows … even underwater. We have created a fantastic Selfie Trail to highlight iconic places throughout The Palm Beaches. Dive or snorkel to one of the most unique spots on our trail — three hammerhead shark statues. Then post it and tag it with #thepalmbeaches.