Underwater at Charlie's Reef

Artificial Reefs on the Rise

Explore this underwater world of unexpected wonder

Our best-kept secret isn’t found downtown, on a beach or island – it’s not found anywhere on land. It’s a growing network of artificial reefs ideal for diving, snorkeling and fishing.

More than two dozen man-made artificial reef sites dot the Fort Myers area, from the shallow waters off the coast to as far as 30 miles offshore. These Florida artificial reefs include the twisting steel of towers and sunken ships to cut out concrete and railroad boxcars. All provide a special home for more than 250 species of fish and countless kinds of marine life. We invite you to come discover the joys of this growing underwater world. Learn more about these reefs here.

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