Key West Scuba Diving in August
Change the dog days of summer into Spiny Lobster days by planning some Key West scuba diving in August. Lobster season is in full swing and it’s the perfect time to sample one of the Keys’ best seafood treats. Average surface water temperatures peak at 86°F in mid-August then begin to slowly drop off. Visibility is mostly good to very good.
August Weather Outlook
The Key West summer heat continues through August with temperatures averaging just below 90°F most of the time. A nearly constant high overcast provides some relief as does the cooling 9.3mph ocean breeze out of the east. Scattered thunder showers move through in the afternoons. From the ocean to the poolside, it is easy to spend most of the day in the water.
August Marine Life
Look for large creatures like Sting Rays and Nurse Sharks sheltering along the bottom of the reef. Wreck divers may encounter schooling Great Barracudas, Bull Sharks, and Tarpon.
Try one of the top Key West dive trips – A morning 2-tank wreck dive on the 525-foot USNS Vandenberg, a WWII-era troop transport & missile-tracking ship.Duration: 4.5 Hours Activity Level: Difficult
Afternoon two-tank Key West Scuba dive trips offer divers the chance to explore two different dive sites on the pristine coral reef system of the Florida KeysDuration: 4.5 Hours (approx.) Activity Level: Difficult
The Dive in a Day Scuba Resort Course is the absolute best way for a person to experience diving. Great for those who want to try scuba diving in Key West.Duration: 9 Hours Activity Level: Moderate
Looking for a great adventure in Key West? Enter the amazing world of scuba diving the fun and easy way, with PADI Open Water Certification in Key West.Duration: 3 Days Activity Level: DifficultBest RateDetails