Goliath Grouper Awareness 

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. Let us introduce you to Gary the Goliath, our resident grouper!

The Fun Part

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, this protected species gathers to spawn. During peak season, you can expect to see sixty or more of these gentle giants congregated along the Jupiter Wreck Trek.

What to Expect

 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, Jupiter Dive Center will provide lunch, and then 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 Awareness certification.

What Do You Need?

 All Jupiter Dive Center charters are drift dives and each diver must have their own surface marker buoy and a timing device. Enriched Air certification is recommended, but not required.

The Nitty-Gritty 

  • This course is available throughout the year.
  • Students meet at Jupiter Dive Center at 9:00 a.m.
  • Divers must present their scuba diving certification card at check-in
  • All divers must have a surface marker buoy and timing device
  • Cost is $199 per diver for materials, instruction, lunch, a 2-tank charter, and certification
  • Book now by calling (561) 745-7807 or click here!

Your Next Adventure

Once you complete this course, you may be interested in learning more about other marine animals such as sea turtles or sharks. Jupiter Dive Center also runs goliath grouper aggregation dives throughout the months of August and September. Choose between 2 or 3-tank charters!

 

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about goliath groupers—the gentle giants of the ocean. Reserve your spot now by calling (561)745-7807 or visit our website here!