Blue Heron Bridge is a relatively easy site to dive with great access, parking and a short beach walk to the water, but timing your dive in conjunction with the tide is crucial to getting the most of the experience. The best conditions at the bridge are from 30 minutes prior to high tide to 30 minutes after. Near the slack high tide, clearer ocean waters come in with the tidal flow and the surge and currents calm down prior to the tide reversing. Divers should remember that the beach area of Phil Foster Park is only open from Sunrise to Sunset and water sports activities are not allowed outside of those times without a permit from Palm Beach County. Divers and snorkelers should plan their activities to begin after sunrise or to end prior to sunset. Divers must carry a dive flag float with them at all times. Night dives are only allowed under supervision of a dive operator or instructor that has a valid Palm Beach County Permit and the PBC Parks Department must be notified 48 hours prior to any night dives. All dive and other permitted activities must be completed by 10 pm.
The tide charts below include sunrise and sunset times and have yellow highlighted high tide information that could help with dive planning for the indicated date. All times are estimates of the Port of Palm Beach and Blue Heron Bridge Scuba accepts no responsibility for the accuracy of the included information. If you have any doubts or questions, call or drop by Blue Heron Bridge Scuba, the only dive shop located onsite at Phil Foster Park, for friendly tips and advise on where to go and what to see from our staff of knowledgeable dive professionals.