Goliath Grouper Awareness Course August 31
Goliath Grouper Awareness Course
Date: August 31, 2024, 10:30 – 6:00
SDI or PADI Course fees: $309, includes in-store academics and 2 dives.
Did you know that the waters off the Treasure Coast are the only known spawning site for goliath groupers along the Atlantic coast? Jupiter Dive Center is proud to offer an exclusive Goliath Grouper Specialty course where you will learn all about these amazing behemoths of the ocean.
What to Expect
You hear them first—a distinctive bark that reverberates throughout your body. Then they come into view, and you can hardly believe your eyes as you gaze upon an aggregation of goliath groupers. The offshore reefs of Jupiter, Florida host a year-round population of goliath groupers. In late summer, these protected species gather to spawn. During peak season, you can expect to see sixty or more of these gentle giants congregated along the Jupiter Wreck Trek.
This course starts in the classroom, where students will learn about goliath grouper identification, habitat, range, diet, and role in the marine ecosystem. Following the presentation, the students will participate in two guided dives where divers will focus on putting their newfound knowledge to use. Divers who complete both the classroom and dives will receive a Goliath Grouper Specialty certification.
Divers must present their Advanced Open Water and Nitrox certification cards at check-in.
- Students meet at Jupiter Dive Center at 10:30 a.m.
- Bring Lunch
- Divers must present their Advanced and Nitrox certification cards at check-in.
- All divers must have a surface marker buoy and computer.
- Gear and tanks are not included.
- Cost is $309 per diver for materials, instruction, a 2-tank charter, and certification.
- For a private class add $100
- Book now by calling (561) 745-7807!
Your Next Adventure
Once you complete your solo diver course you may be interested in the Digital Underwater Photography certification or want to brush up on your hunting and collecting skills.