Shore Name: Captain Bob Quarles Reef
Location: Park West Reef
Diving Level: Open Water Diver
Popularity: Very Popular
Diving the Captain Bob Quarles Reef
Captain Bob Quarles was created from 270 tons of concrete from the Gulf Breeze Fishing Pier creating a large artificial reef area.
Best time to dive this site is during calm surf due to the 150 yard swim from Park West Reef. Please use a dive flag as this area gets really busy with lots of boat traffic. If you are in the center of Park Wet Reef set your compass directly north and in about 150 yards you should be onto of the reef. Visibility can vary greatly, but most of the time it will only be around 5-10′.
Getting to the Dive Site
Drive towards Fort Pickens and the last beach before the entrance to the park the reef is on the right in Pensacola Bay. Captain Bob Quarles reef is located 150 years from Park West Reef.
Marine life seen around the Captain Bob Quarles Reef
When diving the reef you will see a lot of different marine life, some of them are:
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There are many other types of marine life that are around the reef, if you want to identify the species you can look at the Florida Fish and Wildlife Saltwater identification page.