Scuba Diving

Jupiter has some of the most beautiful dive locations in the state and thanks to the gulf stream being right off our coasts, maybe even the world. Palm Beach County has more than 30 artificial reefs with more being added all the time. These reefs are built from various materials such as rock, heavy gauge steel structures, prefabricated modules and of course old ships.

These artificial reefs attract more than 350 species of fish, 5 species of sea turtles and a vast amount of rays, eels and sharks that make their homes along the many miles of reef lines.

South Floridia offers adventure in a world rich in history, rich in natural beauty, and rich in spectacular treasures, above and below the unspoiled sea. Take a journey today and see a whole new world awaiting you.

You can learn on both natural and artificial reefs at
Palm Beach County Department of Environmental Resources Management.

Popular Reef and Wreck Dive Sites

40-60 feet; just east of Mar-A-Lago, Trump’s seaside mansion, is a prolific reef less visited by divers, who enjoy the ledge relief and numerous fish.

45-60 feet; two miles of reef with a five to fifteen foot ledge absolutely packed with fish. Large sea turtles are often seen here with many unusual species of fish including batfish, morays, pancake fish, stargazers, puffer, scorpionfish, and stingrays.

25 feet; a shallow dive marked by telecommunications cables which cross the area and a five foot reef offering tropicals, lobsters and colorful corals to beginners.

40-50 feet; massive schools of fish can make it hard to see the reef but divers swim with them, identifying different species swimming together.

42-70 feet; a beautiful reef abounding in coral gorgonians and sponges, habited by schools of tropicals.

40-60 feet; this horseshoe-shaped ledge is covered by sponges and sea fans, which attracts huge schools of snapper and other fish, especially during strong currents.

65-95 feet; drop-off plummets up to 20 feet as you drift with turtles, sharks, tropicals and schooling fish including Atlantic spadefish, grouper and snapper.

55-60 feet; this nine foot statue of King Neptune and his turtles stands just south of a dramatic ledge with a big overhang large enough for several divers to through.

55-70 feet; boulders broken off the main reef identify this dive site, with the bulk of the rubble on the west side. Compared to Bahamas diving because of the topography, this area begs to be explored.

NORTHWEST DOUBLES/SHARK DIVE: 80-90 feet; marked by a dramatic ledge slashed with undercuts where reef sharks congregate. Tropicals and large game fish abound.

55-80 feet; cathedral-like blowouts in the reef are exciting to investigate, with nurse sharks, turtles, eels, crustaceans and bottom fish in abundance.

65-90 feet; a spectacular reef with 15 to 20 feet of ledge relief with crevices and boulders offerings, multitudes of hiding places to marine life. Lobsters, morays, bottom fish and tropicals take refuge in the reef cuts, and the schooling fish have to be pushed out of the way to see the reef!

60-110 feet; an artificial reef created from dredging and bridge rubble which is now covered in corals and attracts fish and sea life.

120-160 feet; experienced divers marvel at this large tunnel about 60 to 80 feet long with an exit visible from both sides. Full of big fish and lobster, watchful observers see sharks and rays.

70-82 feet; this limestone ledge is full of undercuts and crevices with the main attraction being the moray eels which make it their home. Juvenile fish and turtles are usually seen here.

50-60 feet, 100 foot long man-made east/west trench about 20 feet wide which cuts through the reef. Great place to slow down and investigate the undercuts in the 15 foot high walls which harbor tropicals, eels, sponges and coral.

Also, here are top 5 dive charters in Jupiter, FL

  1. Jupiter Scuba Diving
    (855) 575-3483
    1111 Love St Jupiter, FL 33477

Explore the breathtaking underwater world of Jupiter, Florida through Jupiter Scuba Diving. The dive excursions provide you with unparalleled opportunities to encounter a remarkable array of marine life throughout the year.

In the Spring, be captivated by the incredible Turtle Mating Season. Late Summer unveils the spectacular Goliath Grouper Aggregation, while Winter showcases the mesmerizing Lemon Shark Migration. Jupiter’s waters are teeming with life, offering year-round encounters with large aquatic species.

  1. Scuba Works
    (561) 575-3483
    351 S US Hwy 1 Ste 103 Jupiter, FL 33477

This diving center offer a range of comprehensive programs to suit your needs:

  1. Learn to Dive
    Whether you’re a beginner or just looking to try scuba diving, the courses are designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge to dive safely and confidently. Get certified as an open water diver, or refresh your skills if you’ve been away from diving for a while.
  2. Continued Training
    Ready to take your diving to the next level? the advanced training programs help you build on the fundamentals you learned in open water certification. Explore new challenges and enhance your diving expertise.
  3. Specialties
    Delve deeper into the world of scuba with our specialty courses. Learn more about specific skills and topics that interest you, from underwater photography to wreck diving. Broaden your knowledge and become a well-rounded diver.

3. Jupiter Dive Center
(561) 745-7807
1001 N Alternate A1A Ste 113 Jupiter, FL 33477

Their team of experienced instructors is here to lead you into the captivating world of scuba diving.

Learn to Dive
Uncover the magic of scuba diving with the guidance of Jupiter Dive Center’s dedicated team of professional instructors.

Elevate Your Diving Experience
For enhanced safety and an even more incredible underwater journey, many of our dives call for the use of nitrox and/or an Advanced Open Water certification.

Snorkel Tours
Unleash Your Inner Explorer
Even if you’ve never laid eyes on the ocean, we’ve got you covered. Pack your sense of adventure, and Jupiter Dive Center will organize the rest of your unforgettable journey beneath the waves.

  1. Salty Divers
    (561) 247-1119
    Jupiter, FL 33477

Experience the thrill of diving with an array of shark species in the rich waters off Florida’s East Coast. Encounter Tigers, Bulls, Lemon, Dusky, Silky, Reef, Sandbar, Nurse, Blacktip, Great Hammerhead, Scalloped Hammerhead, and more in their natural habitat.

These excursions venture into the deep waters along the Gulf Stream, situated 3 miles from the shoreline. Enjoy exceptional underwater visibility, typically ranging from 40′ to 100′, and water temperatures from the mid-70s in winter to the mid-80s in summer.

  1. Emerald Charters
    (561) 248-8332
    25 Coastal Way Under The Bridge Jupiter, FL 33477

Embark on a year-round aquatic adventure like no other with Emerald Charters! Jupiter, Florida, is a wildlife paradise thanks to the gulf stream currents, offering abundant marine life encounters just a splash away.

The three-tank dives promise exhilaration, complemented by a gourmet boxed lunch to satisfy both your taste buds and your underwater curiosity.

As Jupiter’s “Shark Spotting Experts,” they’re proud of their remarkable track record for close shark encounters. Dive alongside Bull Sharks, Hammerheads, Tigers, Lemon Sharks, and even the occasional Whale Shark and Manta Ray.

Jupiter’s drift diving is a sensory delight, with manageable currents in crystal clear waters, making it a must for certified ocean lovers. Explore the secrets of the deep and uncover Jupiter’s abundant wildlife.

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