Jupiter, Florida is a premier dive location for many reasons—including the fact that the nation’s only coral reef runs just offshore. Add to that an abundance of vibrant reef fish, large pelagic's swimming in the Gulf Stream, one of the world’s most important sea turtle nesting beaches, and bucket list dives, well, you really can’t go wrong!
- More than 100,000 threatened and endangered sea turtles nest on Florida beaches every summer.
- Nearly 90 percent of sea turtle nesting in the U.S. occurs in Florida from March through October of each year.
- There are seven species of sea turtles in the world, five of which can be found seen in Florida: the Kemp's Ridley turtle is the smallest, and the Leatherback is the largest.
- 2020 saw 16,935 sea turtle nests on our 9.5 mile stretch of beach, as documented by the Loggerhead Marinelife Center.
- Sea turtles range in size from about two to six feet long, depending on the species, and weigh between 100 and 2,000 pounds.
Loggerheads, Hawksbills and Green sea turtles are abundant, and during this time you will them on many of our dive sites but do also keep your eyes peeled for Leatherbacks and the Kemps’ Ridley sea turtles as well
Dive into the warm tropical water off Palm Beach County with Jupiter Dive Center. Water temperatures average 72 to 74 degrees in the winter and 84 degrees in the summer. Dive visibility in Jupiter, FL ranges from 60 to 80 feet depending upon current and wind conditions. Sign Up for our newsletter and stay up to date with the latest conditions.
Great Dive Boats
We offer daily two-tank dive charters at 9:00 a.m plus an afternoon charter at 1:30 p.m., plus some three-tank excursions too! Our two 40-foot dive boats, Republic IV and Republic VII are docked at our back door and ensure a comfortable trip to the dive sites. The boat trip price includes your dives, use of weights on the boat, snacks, sodas, and drinking water. Check out our dive calendar.
Your dive safety is of the utmost importance to us at Jupiter Dive Center. For this reason, and to ensure that you see the best of the marine life, a qualified divemaster and/or instructor is in the water at all times. We use the buddy system, conduct safety stops on every dive, and plan adequate surface intervals between dives. We recommend using Nitrox to maximize your time underwater at the depths of our reefs and wrecks (65ft-85ft).