Fort Lauderdale, 2007.
General description and facts of interest: boat loading ramp at John Lloyd State Park, Dania Beach, right by the end of alt A1A. There is a jetty located right by the north end of the park that allows beach diving, camping and barbaque areas. If you decide to do a beach dive, you need to carry a flag.
Cuda Reef dive site is farther east though. Located south east from the green nun buoy marker leaving the Dania Cut in Fort Lauderdale. Marked by a series of white buoys running parallel to the shore, same as the reef. Average depths: 35-45ft. Allows snorkel. Visibility: above average in a sunny day, merky and silky when cloudy, with swells and/or winds. Clear white sandy bottom and healthy coral reef formations, a lot of fishing gear lost at sea. I dove with Manta Rays and tiger sharks here, maybe due to the increasing fishing activity in Dania and the spearfishing divers. There is an old system of pipe lines that run into the reef, don’t use them as a reference when night diving. Confusing. A growing community of Lyon fish and stone fish live here. This is a very nice dive spot during regular lobster season, lots of traffic during mini lobster season. Must dive carrying your permits.