Spanish Rocks Reef is unique in that it is one of the very rare saltwater shore dives on the west coast of Florida. The reef includes sponges, tunicates, lots of seaweed, and some corals (hard coral, sea fans, gorgonians). Various tropical fish live on an around the reef with turtles and nurse sharks spotted on occasion. Average depth is from 15 to 20 feet based on tides. Visibility is highly dependent upon prevailing wind direction and strength.