Got the itch to travel? You’re not alone—and Jupiter Dive Center is making it easier than ever for you to plan your next adventure! Check out our full slate of trips scheduled for 2023 (and even a few in 2024)! The diving is spectacular, the locations are exotic, and the experiences can be yours!
The Island of St. Helena plays host to some incredible diving in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, drawing in pelagics, rays, and schooling whale sharks. Topside is just as impressive with beautiful hikes, remote beaches, and wonderful culture. After a week of diving, we’re off to Zimbabwe where we’ll overnight and visit Victoria Falls.
Then we board a sleeper train to Hwange National Park where we’ll be on the lookout for the big five: lions, leopards, buffalos, rhinos, and elephants!
Discover the explosive history of Operation Crossroads—the nuclear weapons testing that occurred at Bikini Atoll and in the Marshall Islands. Between 1946 and 1958, the United States tested a grand total of 67 nuclear weapons on the Marshall Islands, of which ‘Castle Bravo’ on Bikini Lagoon in 1954 is the best-known. This 15-megaton TNT hydrogen atomic bomb was a thousand times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima. It left a crater in the lagoon of 2 kilometers wide and 76 meters deep. Bikini Atoll was opened for diving in 1996, allowing divers to experience some of the most historic and unparalleled wreck diving in the world.
Just shy of 70 named dive sites dot the waters off of Cayman Brac and offer unlimited fabulous scuba diving on lush coral reefs teeming with marine life—and only a short boat ride from the Cayman Brac Beach Resort. Warm tropical waters make exploring iconic dive sites like the 330-foot-long MV Captain Keith Tibbetts wreck comfortable year-round. And Reef Divers’ personalized valet services take the work out of diving—so guests can enjoy underwater experiences at their own pace.
Gently swept by the waters of three major oceanic currents, the Galapagos Islands provide a stunning range of extraordinary diving encounters for live-aboard divers. Schooling Hammerheads, giant whale sharks, rays, turtles, huge schools of fish, Galapagos fur seals, and astounding marine life diversity are just some of the riveting attractions of Galapagos liveaboard diving – a destination many divers feel is “the best in the world.”
Check out the “Travel Night” section below for the opportunity to hear directly from a representative of the Galapagos Sky live-aboard yacht!
Nestled in the coral triangle between Papua New Guinea, Timor, and The Philippines, this Indonesian archipelago dots what is arguably the most biodiverse marine ecosystem in the world. The crystal-clear waters that surround Raja Ampat Islands are home to many marine species that are found nowhere else. Imagine seeing an electric-blue giti damselfish, photographing a jamal dottyback, or spying a colorful cuttlefish. Don’t forget about the pygmy seahorses—they like to hide in the gorgonian corals. Like something a bit on the bigger side? Watch for the manta rays and wobbegong sharks. The adventure doesn’t stop when the sun sets, either. At dusk, divers are treated to the enchanting courtship ritual of the Mandarinfishes, and at night, the reefs come alive with a whole new cast of characters.
Whale sharks, and dolphins, and mantas—Oh my! Acclimated to divers, many of the pelagics that are found around the Socorro Islands are as curious about you as you are about them, which leads to some great photo opportunities. Join us on the Nautilus Belle Amie live-aboard as we explore the waters around these Jurassic Park-like islands!
Oh, and did we mention, schooling hammerheads, humpback whales, pilot whales? That and so much more!
Looking for something a bit closer to home? Jupiter, Florida offers outstanding year-round diving—no passport required. In addition to the many species that call the waters off Jupiter home, Jupiter is a destination for nesting turtles, aggregating goliath grouper, and more.
Next up? Lemon sharks begin visiting around the first of the year!
Divers have a lot of gear, but knowing what to pack on a dive trip is essential. First off, check the weight requirements for your baggage—including your carry-on. Multi-leg trips may have one requirement for larger carriers and another for smaller carriers or vessels. Having a luggage scale at home can save you major headaches at the airport.
Decide what’s essential. Some of the gear you are accustomed to diving with may not be necessary or allowed at your destination. This includes gloves and dive knives. If you are truly limited in your choices, think about what’s easy to rent and what isn’t—and if it is even possible to rent gear.
Divers are travelers and many items of your gear may already be travel-friendly. The Scubapro Hydros buoyancy compensator device (BCD) is one such piece. At its leanest, it’s an innovative, lightweight, and quick-drying harness that is fully adjustable and adaptable to your travel needs. Fins used to be notoriously difficult to pack, but Scubapro’s Supernova fin has a two-piece design that makes packing a cinch—without sacrificing quality or performance.
Want to learn more? Join us for our JDC Travel Night! We’ll explain our upcoming adventures and options. Amy from Galapagos Sky, a luxury live-aboard dive yacht, will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. She’ll share great insight about exploring the Galapagos Islands, and we’ll provide the pizza and beverages.
This free event is on November 17 from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m.
Shhhh! Black Friday Is Coming!
Watch for the announcement of our Black Friday trip card special in our newsletter. Don’t already receive it? Sign up here and be among the first to know the details of this limited offer!
Across the globe or here in Jupiter, if you’re ready to travel, we’ve got the trip. But don’t delay. Our trips often sell out, so reserve early! Call Jupiter Dive Center at 561-745-7807 today.