North Deerfield Beach Ledges | Scuba Diving Beach Dive Site

Dive Site: North Deerfield Beach Ledges MAP IT!
City: Deerfield Beach, Florida
Type of Dive:
South Florida Beach Dive
13-18 Feet
Metered Lot: $2/hr weekdays $3/hr weekends. Garage: $3/hr weekdays $4/hr weekends
Local Beach Cam: Deerfield Beach Pier Beach Cam
Last Updated: 6/9/2019

**As of 1/20/2013, the North Deerfield Beach Ledges are covered in sand due to winter ocean conditions.

The North Deerfield Beach Ledges:

This is an easy dive for snorkeling, scuba diving and free diving. Due to the formation of the North Deerfield Beach Ledges, this dive site is BEST for scuba diving and free diving. It’s not bad for snorkeling.
I’ve spoken with the lifeguards and other divers about this South Florida dive site. you’re able to go snorkeling and scuba diving at the North Deerfield Beach Ledges in the day, but you can’t enter the water from the public beach. Enter the water on the NORTH side of the Tiara East condo building. You will see a walkway which runs from the road to the beach. This is where you can enter during the day.

The North Deerfield Beach Ledges Beach Dive:

The North Deerfield Beach Ledges run the width of the Tiara East condo building (cool shaped building behind the pavilion), a little east of the green hut on the pier. It’s about 600 feet out.
The North Deerfield Beach Ledges are a busy boating area and you MUST use a dive flag when scuba diving, snorkeling or free diving this South Florida beach dive site.

Driving Directions to the North Deerfield Beach Ledges:

From I-95, take Hillsboro Blvd. (exit 42A) east. Make a left onto NE 20th Ave. Follow the road to the right and then make a left onto NE 21st Ave. / A1A / N. Ocean Blvd.. Take this road north for about 800 feet – there will be a pavilion on your right. You can park here or you can drop your gear off here and have your buddy park the car elsewhere. Parking in this lot is $3/hour.

What You May See At The North Deerfield Beach Ledges:

Turtles, Southern Stingrays, Yellow Rays, Eels, Nurse Sharks, French Angelfish, Sergeant Majors, Porcupinefish, Crab, Lobster, Parrotfish, Sand Divers, Flounder

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  1. Really cool site! I’ve been looking for something like this since I moved down here. I checked out the North Ledges this morning. I followed the information you have on your site and had no problem finding the ledges! I saw sting rays, turtles, lobsters, crabs and tarpon. Great information!

    • Hi Alex,

      Thank you for visiting our website. The North Deerfield Beach Ledges were different from Turtle Reef. The NDB ledges were inline with the green hut on the north side of the pier. This was a natural reef that got covered up during the 2012-2013 winter.

      • I am looking to go to deerfield beach tomorrow morning around 7 am… I have surfed there before but never done any free diving there. Where do you think the best place to go is? Should I hit EAST of turtle reef and check that reef close to the Inlet out, or is it covered? Also.. I saw a video on youtube posted by you guys of the DB ledges. It says it was posted in 2014 — was this accurate? They don’t look covered. Thank you so much for any info.

        • Hi Robb,

          The North Deerfield Beach Ledges have been fully covered for almost 2 years.
          The video you saw was shot at the Deerfield Beach Ledges (south of the pier) on 4/26/14. A lot of it is covered, but not all of it. The video was shot in a small 30ft area of the reef. We planned on exploring more of the Deerfield Beach Ledges yesterday (to see where’s NOT covered), but our buddy needed someone to go lobstering with in Lauderdale By The Sea. Hopfully we’ll explore next week.

          Personally, I would explore South Inlet Park in Boca Raton. You can only snorkel here.

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