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. It’s 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 the divers and snorkelers. The accolades could on forever . . . it has been called the Best Shore Diving in The Americas, Florida’s Exotic Critter Capital, or 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, 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 along 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 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 highlights icon 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 #thepalmbeahes.
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