Key West Scuba Diving in May
May marks the start of summer for Key West scuba diving. Hot weather, warm water, and glassy conditions are the norm. Very good visibility is easy to find and many fish are gathering on the reefs for summer spawning activities. It’s a great time of year for beginners to learn to dive.
May Weather Outlook
Cloud cover and precipitation increase rapidly in May as the tropical monsoon season comes on and the chance of afternoon showers goes up to 44% by the end of the month. Some clouds can be a relief as average daily highs stay in the mid-80s. Average wind speeds of only 10.8 mph make for pleasant boat rides and good dive conditions.
May Marine Life
Look for large schools of Mutton Snapper to be gathering on the reefs for their May-June spawning season. These beautiful fish range from pink to olive in color and reach impressive sizes.
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