Much of the beauty of Florida is found below the water surface. Off the coast of Florida lies some of the most diverse marine life imaginable, making scuba diving very popular in Florida. With colorful sea life and beautiful reefs, the sights of a whole underwater world of beauty are just a dive away. In Florida there are hundreds of places to enjoy the diverse underwater treasures. From freshwater diving in Florida's springs and lakes to open water dives in the warm waters of the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico, Florida features some of the best diving around! While most of the best locations can only be accessed by boat, there are also several Florida beach locations. Recreational diving in depths of 60 feet of less and snorkeling are most popular.