Summer’s here—and the Ocean Awaits!
Summer vacation doesn’t have to be a thing of the past—and we know just the place to visit. Jupiter, Florida! Imagine it: warm water, pristine reefs, exciting wrecks. Jupiter has something for every scuba diving enthusiast—and plenty for the non-divers in the family, too! Jupiter Dive Center is happy to announce we’re open for diving and we’ve taken considerable steps to ensure your vacation is safe and fun.
FUN FACT: Jupiter, Florida has warm water, tons of marine life, & healthy coral reefs. #JupiterSummer
Let’s start with the reef. A portion of the third largest barrier reef in the world runs parallel to the coast just a few miles from shore, providing a home to colorful tropical fish as well as a tremendous diversity of other marine life. It’s also part of a greater ecosystem that draws in larger pelagic animals.
Because of the proximity of the Gulf Stream, all of Jupiter Dive Center’s dives are drift dives, which allows divers to see more than you ever imagined as the current carries you along. At the end of the dive, the boat comes to you!
Looking for a wreck? We’ve got three on one dive when you dive our famed Wreck Trek. Look for goliath groupers who love to hang out in the large nooks and crannies of the Zion Train, Miss Jenny, and the Esso Bonaire. (And if you’ve never seen one of these gentle goliaths, their size can be a bit surprising. Imagine a VW Bug underwater!)
FUN FACT: Few places have more sea turtles in the water than Jupiter, Florida during nesting season. #JupiterSummer
Centrally located on the Atlantic Coast, Jupiter, Florida is a premier destination with fabulous diving—and perfect for those who don’t want to gamble on making airline reservations. Our waterfront shop is easy to reach by major highways. Even better, we are a one-stop location with our boats mere steps from the store! Hotels are open and we can recommend several in the area that give our divers a special rate.
Safety is our highest priority—and we’ve adjusted some of our procedures to meet the challenges presented by the coronavirus. While restrictions may change at any time, our charters are currently limited to eight divers to comply with group gathering guidelines on deck. This also means reservations are highly recommended as our boats are selling out quickly.
Our safety precautions extend to our boats and crew as well. Our crew will be wearing gloves anytime they handle gear or tanks. The deck hand will be wearing gloves as divers get on and off the boat. A hose with fresh water will be available to rinse gear to avoid mixing multiple divers’ gear in rinse buckets. On board, rails, benches and decks will be thoroughly cleaned before each charter. We are closely following the State guidelines and our policies and procedures may change as new guidelines are implemented or eased.
FUN FACT: Goliath groupers return to Jupiter, Florida to spawn. #JupiterSummer
Our check-in procedures are new. In a nutshell, we are doing as much as we can in advance regarding payment and gear rental so we can sanitize and prepare things before you even arrive at the shop. Once here, you will see our entrance and exits are designated to help the flow of people in the shop where you need to check in and sign waivers. Please note, you must bring your certification cards. If you need a replacement, we’d be happy to order one for you, but this must be completed before the day of the charter. Seats on the boat will be assigned. The new procedures take a little bit more time, so please arrive promptly for check-in: 8:00a.m. for morning boats and 12:30p.m. for afternoon charters. To familiarize yourself with all of the procedures, click on our Temporary Procedures for Boat Charters link.
JUPITER, FLORIDA: Close to home, and a world away!
Summer is an exciting time to dive in Jupiter, Florida—and it’s a great place to take a fun and safe summer vacation! Sea turtles are already nesting and hang around until October. Goliath groupers are here year-round but their numbers skyrocket during August and September when they aggregate to spawn. You can catch your own lobster dinner during Florida’s July mini-season (or wait for the regular season to open in August). There’s even the occasional whale shark, hammerhead sharks, and manta rays that cruise through during warm months. So what are you waiting for? Dive in, the water’s fine! Call Jupiter Dive Center, today.