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8 Sep 2018
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Did you know that the scuba diving sites off of the coast of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach form the largest artificial reef system in the United States? The reefs feature a surplus of unique diving sites including sunken cars, culverts, shipping containers, a shell-covered concrete cross, old Army tanks, a sunken ship, thousands of limestone reef pyramids, and more.  


What are the diving locations available?  

105' Tug  

Allen Reef 

CSX Boxcars 

Poseidon's Playground   

Sparkman Reed  

The Whiskey 

The LuLu 

Wallace Reef  


How do I get started? 

Dive operations in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores offer any diving services you require. Whether you need to get certified or are looking for a full day's charter, places like  Down Under Dive Shop,  Gary's Gulf Divers,  and  Pleasure Island Divers   have you covered. A charter to the artificial reefs, spear fishing trips, gear rental, tank fills, and a variety of diving courses are available. For a full list of dive operations, dive shops, and how to contact them, head to


Where should I stay?  

Whether your whole trip revolves around diving or it’s just a piece of your vacation activity puzzle, a beachfront condo in Gulf Shores or Orange Beach will put you in the optimal proximity to our local dive shops and marinas. Finding accommodations situated within a short drive to any charter that you’re planning on using is easy. Our vacation reservation specialists can find the condo in the right spot for you! Give us a call today at 800-528-2651 to get started planning your scuba diving vacation!