Coffins Patch
Coffins Patch
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At a depth range of 15 - 30 feet, this dive site consists of a series of small patch reefs, and is where the Spanish Galleon Ignacio sunk in the 18th century.
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Jonathon G
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2017 • Solo
I have been snorkeling here in the past, but I just recently got my scuba certification and I dive here several times. The reef is relatively shallow but full of a verity of sea life. I saw several nurse sharks, puffer fish, grouper, stingrays, eels and so much more.

If you can, make the effort to see this place.
Written January 22, 2017
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happygilmore10
Cranford, NJ364 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Family
Coffins Patch is not to far off shore so very easily accessible if you have a boat or rented one. There are lots of tour boats that come out here too so there is plenty of opportunity to check it out. We spent 2 afternoons here's, it's not that deep only about 8-10 ft at most, so you can see a lot just floating on the surface of the water if you don't want to free dive. On our 2nd day we encounter tons of jelly fish which was kind of a pain to navigate through but the reef was well worth it. We saw reef sharks, parrotfish, angel fish, sea turtles, needle nose fish, and much more varieties of fish I just don't know the name of. There is always something to look at - the water is warm, calm and clean so it is suitable for all ages, some people less sure of themselves or very young used swim noodles to help them float on the surface as they peered under water to keep them balanced. There are about 7 moring balls to hook up to - no anchors!!! - even when it was busy and all the moring balls where in use many boaters just asked to tie up to another boat and all was fine. Go pros and underwater camera definitely come in handy to video and snap off pictures of this beautiful underworld. One of our most enjoyable snorkeling locations on our trip.
Written September 12, 2015
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Andrea S
Orange Park, FL16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
I had never snorkel before. It was beautiful
Great experience overall. Fish galore! Protected area 5 miles out
Written August 26, 2016
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Sean C
Haleiwa, HI1,543 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Couples
Location has mooring balls and is a nice fun place to see some turtles and grab a fun shallow dive. As time went on it began to get a little crowded so go early!
Written December 4, 2016
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tab999
Pembina, ND288 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
This was an awesome shallow dive site with tons of different sea life. We saw several sea turtles, nurse sharks, cudas and a 6 ft wide ray. We spent several hours underwater here this week. Great trip. A must do.
Written August 24, 2016
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Lane W
Jacksonville, FL217 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Family
Was recommended this spot by our Boat rental center, Capt Hooks. They navigated us straight to it. We visited during Tropical Storm Collin so the one day we were able to snorkel - this stop made up for the other days. Lots of fish, schools of fish actually, lots of boueys to tie up to. Only about five miles out - we could still see land. So that was nice for those that were not snorkeling. Would definitely recommend to others.
Written June 22, 2016
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koozie
Boca Raton, FL71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Family
This protected area has no fishing or hunting, so the fish are plentiful. Please hook up to one of the poly balls or another boat so your anchor doesn't damage the reef.

Suitable for novice and expert snorkelers alike. Plenty of nice coral and fish, lobster, eels, etc.
Written March 19, 2016
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Chris N
Key Colony Beach, Florida, United States7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Friends
We took a trip out on our neighbor's 24 foot Dusky, and this was one place that I had never seen before. The water is crystal clear ,and you can see everything right from the surface. The reason why they don't have many mooring spots is because they don't want people dropping anchors in the reef. If You want to tie off to someplace , you need to use the mooring balls that are provided.This is done to preserve the coral reef and the wildlife within it.
Written July 29, 2013
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trippinjenny
Canton, GA112 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2012 • Family
Fantastic place to bring the family snorkeling and to scuba dive, too. The depth here is more typically 10 - 25 feet, so diving down to view things up close isn't as easy as some sites are, but the great part about Coffin's Patch is seeing the crow's nest and other parts of wreckage that have become natural reefs. See brilliant corals, marine life, and beautiful tropical fish. See eels and lobsters, if you look carefully. Some of the best snorkeling and scuba I've ever enjoyed.
Written April 24, 2012
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Nancy C
Winter Garden, FL13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Family
Went snorkeling here today and saw a ton of fish; red, blue, silver, spotted, dotted, thin, fat, long, and tiny. We saw stingray and nurse shark. Lots of coral, sea grass, and tons more!!
Written July 11, 2017
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