Sea Turtle Awareness Specialty Course April 20
Sea Turtle Awareness Specialty Course
Date: April 20, 2024, 10:30 – 6:00
Course fees: $309, includes in-store academics and 2 dives.
Sea turtles play a critical role in the health of our oceans. Learn about these fascinating creatures from the experts and then enjoy a two-tank dive charter and see them for yourself in their natural environment.
Jupiter, Florida has the second-highest nesting population in the world. That means divers are likely to encounter sea turtles whenever they dive, but particularly from March to October during breeding and nesting season. Among the many things you’ll learn about sea turtles is how to identify the three species commonly found along the Treasure Coast—green, loggerhead, and hawksbill. A fourth species, the leatherback, also nests in the area, but is far less common.
Locally, Loggerhead Marinelife Center is dedicated to promoting the conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. Jupiter Dive Center is pleased to partner with these highly respected leaders in sea turtle education, research, and rehabilitation to help ensure that the magnificent turtles we see today continue to delight divers well into the future.
What to Expect
- Learn the role sea turtles play in the marine environment.
- Discover the issues sea turtles face.
- Recognize the steps divers can take to protect sea turtles.
All Jupiter Dive Center charters are drift dives, and each diver must have their own surface marker buoy and a computer. Need Equipment? Jupiter Dive Center has Scubapro gear for rent and specialized gear for purchase.
Divers must present their Open Water and Nitrox certification cards at check-in.
- Class meets at 10:30 a.m. at Jupiter Dive Center
- Bring Lunch
- A two-tank dive charter leaves from Jupiter Dive Center at 1:30 p.m.
- Students will receive a Sea Turtle Awareness certification.
- Gear and tanks are not included.
- For a private class add $100
Your Next Adventure
Once you complete this course, you may also be interested in learning more about our resident population of Goliath groupers. Jupiter Dive Center is proud to offer an exclusive Goliath Grouper Specialty course–click here to learn more!
What are you waiting for? Call (561)745-7807 now to reserve your spot!