GPS Coordinates Fishing Diving Numbers Florida Reefs and Shipwrecks (2024)

Over 5,000 Waypoints in 35 Coastal Counties, it's All About the GPS Numbers in Florida!
We have done our research and acquired GPS numbersfrom multiple sources to bring you the most complete GPS reef charts available for PUBLIC fishing and diving reefs. Use our reef charts for fishing, diving, spear fishing, lobstering and boating in Florida. Inshore fishing spots, offshore fishing spots, fishing reefs and blue water fishing spots. Until the advent of the internet, GPS coordinates for Florida reefs and shipwrecks, especially productive fishing spots, were tightly guardedsecrets.Today, reef GPS coordinates of artificial reefs, shipwrecks, and natural patch reefs are public information readily available on governmental websites. We bring together the PUBLIC waypoints on our reef charts. There are still "secret" spots out there but we do not have them on our charts. We have so many public spots to keep you busy, who cares about the secret ones!

GPS Coordinates Fishing Diving Numbers Florida Reefs and Shipwrecks (2) Why punch numbers into your GPS unit when you can import a whole regions numbers in minutes?

GPS Coordinate Online Charts
Panhandle Florida Reefs Big Bend Florida Reefs Northeast Florida Reefs
Wakulla County - St. Marks Hernando - Hernando Beach, Spring Hill Nassau -
Franklin County - Apalachicola, Carrabelle Citrus County - Crystal River, hom*osassa Duval -
Gulf County Reefs - Port Saint Joe Dixie County - Horseshoe Bch, Suwannee St. Johns -
Bay County - Panama City, Mexico Bch Levy County - Cedar Key, Yankeetown Flagler -
Walton - Miramar Beach, Seaside, Grayton Taylor County - Keaton Bch, Steinhatchee Volusia -
Okaloosa - Destin, Fort Walton Beach Jefferson County Reefs
Santa Rosa - Gulf Breeze, Navarre, Oriole
Escambia - Pensacola, Orange Beach Oculina Bank NW on Flagler
Central West Florida Reefs Central Florida Reefs Central East Florida Reefs
Pasco - New Port Richey, Holiday, Hudson Bch Lake Okeechobee - Brevard - Melbourne, Cape Canaveral, Coco Bch
Pinellas - Tarpon Springs, Clearwater, St Pete Indian River - Vero Beach, Sebastian
Hillsborough - Tampa, Tampa Bay Middle Gulf Site Locations St. Lucie County - Port St. Lucie, Ft Pierce
Manatee - Bradenton, Palmetto, Longboat Key Middle Grounds, The Ledges on Pasco Martin County - Stuart, Hobe Sound
Sarasota - Sarasota, Siesta Key, Venice Madison / Swanson on Gulf
Empire Mica on Gulf
Pulley Ridge on Lower Keys Oculina Bank SW on Indian River
Southwest Florida Reefs The Florida Keys Reefs Southeast Florida Reefs
Charlotte County - Pt Charlotte, Punta Gorda Upper Keys - Key Largo, Islamorada Palm Beach - Jupiter, Lakeworth, Boynton
Lee County Reefs - Fort Myers, Sanibel Middle Keys - Marathon, Long Key Broward - Ft Lauderdale, Pompano Beach
Collier County Reefs - Naples, Marco Lower Keys - Dry Tortugas, Key West Miami-Dade - Miami Beach, Key Biscayne

NOTE: County GPS Coordinates Charts take a few seconds to load because we added the ability to sort columns - our charts are worth the wait!

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The Most Complete List of GPS Coordinate Numbers for Florida Reefs, Wrecks, Islands & Holes Available Anywhere!

Our GPS Coordinate Lists are not only good for fishing but also snorkeling, diving, and boating. Our lists contain information compiled from multiple sources including:

  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC) master Artificial Reef List (which are materials "intentionally" placed for marine habitats)
  • Reef Lists from each County in Florida
  • Over 1,000 documented Shipwrecks
  • Coordinates from The Office of Coast Survey's Automated Wreck and Obstruction Information System (AWOIS)
  • Coordinates for marines zones, shipwrecks, buoys and FKNMS assets from NOAA, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
  • Offshore Holes and Ledges from topographic resources
  • USGS Coordinates for Bars and Islands
  • GPS Waypoints of Ports, Buoys, and other areas of interest
  • Dozens of internet websites and books were used, providing missing information and details on reef sites

For the full list of resources, see below Sources section.

We Will Keep You Up-to-Date

GPS Coordinates Fishing Diving Numbers Florida Reefs and Shipwrecks (6)Reef sites are constantly being deployed in Florida. We stay in touch with FWC and local counties then pass on new site information to you via our online charts and our popular newsletter. Reef Reports submitted by users also help us keep our charts accurate. We indicate on our online charts "New!" for new deployments or updated information, so be sure to visit often. Join our Monthly Newsletter to receive updates on new & existing reef sites, breaking news, and information not always found on our website.

GPS Reef Chart Features

The Latitude/Longitude format listed on our charts is in Decimal/Minutes (DDMM.MMM) format. For instance 2850.642 would be 28 degrees, 50.642 minutes or 28 50.642 N. It is not in degrees, minutes and seconds format.

Deployment dates for reefs are the approximate date artificial reefs were placed, the date a vessel sunk, or the date discovered. The older the reef, the more established it is with marine life.

Datum is North American Datum of 1983 (NAD 83).

We use Symbols to indicate information on the sites such as if you can fish from a mooring buoy. We also include links on the site names where you will find more information on the site. We include these for those boaters that wish to snorkel or dive these sites and to eliminate the guess work. Since the laws in Florida change frequently, always inquire locally before fishing an unfamiliar site. Using our GPS numbers is at your own risk and coordinates are not guaranteed.

You must also keep in mind that wrecks can be dispersed around the charted area or gone due to hurricanes, strong currents, and bad weather.

Loran Converted Numbers

Many GPS coordinates have been converted from "Loran" to GPS and may be off the approximate location due to the conversion calculation results. There is no program or formula to accurately convert the numbers from this decommissioned system. With this in mind, reef GPS coordinates may not be 100% accurate so we cannot guarantee their exact location. We have included a column on our reef charts noting the sites that are PA (position approximate) which are sites that were converted from the old Loran system. Please send us a Reef Report if you visit a site and confirm the numbers or have the correct coordinates so we can update our charts. For an introduction read our Loran GPS DPGS Explanation article.

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Not for Navigational Use. These Number Are Not Guaranteed. There are No Warranties Expressed or Implied.
  • Due to the Increased and Severity of Recent and Past Hurricane Activity it is Very Possible These Numbers May Be Off.
  • Rules change frequently, always inquire locally before fishing, lobstering, or spearfishing.

Multiple resources were used to create our Florida GPS Coordinates Reef Charts. This data is provided as a tool to increase your fishing and/or diving enjoyment and is not intended to be used for navigational purposes. This information is provided only as a courtesy and there is NO guaranties, warranties, express or implied, or representations as to the accuracy of this content. Florida Go Fishing assumes NO liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the information contained here. If you find an error or omission in the data, please feel free to contact us with the correct information and we will verify the error or omission and correct it as soon as possible.

For tips and techniques of fishing offshore reefs and wrecks visit and Fishing Offshore.

Sources for GPS Coordinates and Reef Site Diagrams

We used dozens of resources to create our GPS coordinate reef charts. We also use contributions from volunteers through reef reports received updating and confirming coordinates. The following organizations are major contributors of GPS coordinates for our lists and this list is not conclusive.

  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Division of Marine Fisheries Management, Florida Artificial Reef Program
  • Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, Division of Law Enforcement, Marathon Field Office
  • National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce, Office of Coast Survey
  • National Ocean Service, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, US Department of Commerce, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary
  • US Geology Survey
  • South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
  • Gulf of Mexico Fishery Management Counci
  • Miami-Dade County Permitting, Environment, and Regulatory Affairs, Restoration & Enhancement Section
  • Broward County, Natural Resources Planning and Management Division
  • Palm Beach County, Environmental Resources Management
  • Mexico Beach Artificial Reef Association

Our data files and listings on this website are unique because we have brought the data from dozens of resources into one place. We also include rules and regulations for many reef sites, a unique feature not found elsewhere. Please be aware that our GPS coordinates are a compilation of publicly available waypoints. We make NO representation or claims that our coordinates are exclusive, secret, not found anywhere else, etc.

GPS Coordinates Fishing Diving Numbers Florida Reefs and Shipwrecks (2024)

FAQs

Where are the majority of coral reefs located in Florida? ›

Florida's Coral Reef stretches approximately 350 linear miles from Dry Tortugas National Park west of the Florida Keys to the St. Lucie Inlet in Martin County.

What is the GPS coordinates of the fin barge? ›

7: FIN BARGE; GPS LAT 2729.718, LON 8305.699; LORAN TD1 14132.0, TD2 44742.7; DEPTH: 85 FEET. The Fin barge is so named for the two fixed fins pointing up on the stern of this upside-down barge. This approximately 250-foot wreck appeared in 1992 with no publicity.

How many artificial reefs are there in Florida? ›

Florida manages one of the most diverse, and most active artificial reef programs in the United States. As of April 2024, the FWC Artificial Reef Program has recorded over 4,299 artificial reef deployment locations state-wide.

What are the coordinates for the Islamorada fishing spot? ›

The specific Islamorada Hump coordinates on GPS are: 24 48.175N, and 80 26.674W.

How deep are the reefs in Florida? ›

Because the deep-water reefs of Florida span a wide range of depths, from about 400 to over 800 meters (not including the Oculina reefs, which are not truly deep sea), they harbor a great diversity of fishes.

What are the 3 locations of coral reefs? ›

More than 90 percent of the world's coral reefs occur in the Indo-West Pacific biogeographic region. Reef systems also can be found in the West Atlantic, East Atlantic, and East Pacific oceans between 30° N and 30° S. Most reef species are endemic to the region in which they are found.

How to find GPS coordinates? ›

Get the coordinates of a place
  1. On your computer, open Google Maps.
  2. Right-click the place or area on the map. This will open a pop-up window. You can find your latitude and longitude in decimal format at the top.
  3. To copy the coordinates automatically, left click on the latitude and longitude.

What are the coordinates for Bimini? ›

What are the coordinates for the Liberty Ship Reef? ›

Vancouver Liberty Ship Reef 28° 47' 34.817" N 95° 20' 52.052" W 9 nm from Freeport bearing 213°.

What is the largest artificial reef in Florida? ›

Oriskany (CVA-34) nicknamed the Mighty O, is the first naval warship and largest artificial reef ever to be intentionally sunk in U.S. coastal waters. Built shortly after World War II, the Oriskany is 911 foot in length and could hold up to 80 planes.

What is the only living reef in the United States? ›

Florida's Coral Reef stretches almost 350 miles from the Dry Tortugas to the St. Lucie Inlet. It's the only coral reef system in the continental United States and is home to over 40 species of reef-building corals that provide shelter, food and breeding sites for millions of plants and animals.

What is the largest barrier reef in Florida? ›

Florida's Coral Reef is the largest coral reef ecosystem in the continental U.S., with its extensive shallow coral reefs spanning 358 miles from the Dry Tortugas near Key West, north along the Atlantic coast to Martin County.

Where is Snapper Ledge reef? ›

Snapper Ledge is a small coral reef located within the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. It lies to the southeast of Key Largo, to the south the Key Largo Existing Management Area and John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park.

Where are the patch reefs in the Florida Keys? ›

Patch reefs, defined as hardbottom areas with higher relief generally found 2-4mi offshore between Hawks Channel and the forereef. Patch reefs vary in their dominant taxa but have a mixture of stony corals, octocorals, sponges, and algae. This is the second most abundant hardbottom habitat in the Keys.

Can you fish the Eagle Wreck in Islamorada? ›

Fishing Spots include: The Eagle wreck is offshore in deeper water. Often you will find mahi, grouper, sailfish, sharks, barracuda and other large predators. It is a 287 foot steel boat in 110 feet of water.

Where are coral reefs most commonly found? ›

More than 100 countries have a coral reef within their borders, and over half of the world's coral reefs are found within six countries: Australia, Indonesia, Philippines, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, and the Maldives.

Where are the majority of reef building corals found? ›

Where Reef Building Corals Found. The majority of reef building corals are found within tropical and subtropical waters. These typically occur between 30o north and 30o south latitudes.

Where are the largest coral reefs located? ›

Stretching for 1,429 miles over an area of approximately 133,000 square miles , the Great Barrier Reef is the largest coral reef system in the world. The reef is located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, in the Coral Sea.

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