See the Underwater Museum of Art for Free

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Locals and summer visitors traveling by car can access the Underwater Museum of Art (UMA) via Grayton Beach State Park, which offers parking, showers, restrooms, changing rooms and a beach walkover. Once you arrive at the park, the UMA site lies in approximately 58 feet of water and at a distance of less than one mile from shore and is accessible by boat or kayak.

Now through Sept. 4, enjoy free day-use admission to Grayton Beach State Park courtesy of The Walton County Tourist Development Council.

Visitors who wish to experience the UMA site at-depth should be certified divers who are comfortable swimming in open water. The coordinates for the Super Reef Anchor Point are N 30°18.754 / W 86°09.521. Out of respect for the art, boaters are asked to anchor on or near the Super Reef Anchor Point to protect the sculptures from unintended contact or damage.

Dive30A in Grayton Beach is able to shuttle divers directly from Grayton Beach to the UMA site. Emerald Coast Scuba in Destin schedules regular trips to the site also.
There are seven more sculptures scheduled for deployment this summer (weather permitting), which will expand the museum to a total of 41 sculptures.

We’d love to see any images you capture while diving! Tag your photos with #UMAFL or @UMAFlorida on Facebook and Instagram.