PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA
Panama City Beach lies on St. Andrew Bay about half-way from Tallahassee to Pensacola.
PCB (as the locals call it) is more of a party town than nearby Destin and Port St. Joe. During Spring Break, the town is filled with college kids enjoying the beaches and nightlife. Panama City’s white sandy beaches have been called the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” and the waters of the Gulf of Mexico provide plenty of exciting spots for fishing and diving.
Along with the natural reefs offshore there are several interesting historic shipwrecks, including the Empire Mica, a 465-foot British tanker sunk by a U-Boat during World War II; and the Tarpon, a twin-screw steamer that sank during a storm in 1929 and is now Florida’s Sixth Underwater Archaeological Preserve. An aggressive artificial reef program began in the 1970s. Since then, U.S. Naval ships and parts, bridge spans, tugs, barges, and airplanes have been sunk to form new marine habitats.
- Dives at Vortex Springs Friday afternoon (required for students)
- 2 nights at the Hampton Inn
- 4 tank boat dive with Panama City Dive Center
- charter fees, tanks, weights and fills
- Transportation not included
- Divers $429.00
- Students $479.00