Florida Scuba Diving Vacations


The Underwater Museum of Art’s sculpture garden is located in the Gulf of Mexico in Walton County, Florida. The site lies in approximately 58-feet of water and at a distance of less than one nautical mile from shore. Visitors traveling by car can access the museum via Grayton Beach State Park which offers parking, showers, restrooms, changing rooms, and a beach walkover. Visitors who wish to experience the site at-depth should be certified divers who are comfortable swimming in open water. The coordinates for the center sculpture (SWARA Skull) are N 30*18.754  W 086*09 33.722. Out of respect for the art, boaters are asked to find the center location and then move away from the park to anchor in order to avoid damage to the artwork.

Emerald Coast Scuba in Destin offers regularly scheduled trips to the dive site and can schedule private charters. Interested in receiving your dive certification? Emerald Coast Scuba offers an Open Water Diver class at the UMA.


Underwater Museum of Art Reef Map
Underwater Museum of Art Sculpture Layout
GPS 30* 18.754’N / 86* 09 33.722’W
Heading 198° from Grayton Beach State Park beach walkover
Distance 0.93 nautical miles from Grayton Beach State Park beach walkover
Depth ~58 feet