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aaronle06
05-10-2008, 00:59
I'm going to be staying with a old friend that lives in the jupiter area and i was wondering if there is good diving there. I know that there are some boat trips, but not sure if they are scuba. If there isnt any, where could I find some good places, and how far will they be from the previous location.

thanks and God speed.

Capt Hook
05-10-2008, 08:34
Great diving in Jupiter; you can also drive down the road to WPB and find more great diving.
It is all drift diving, so you can relax and just enjoy the ride.

Splitlip
05-10-2008, 15:15
I'd say it is pretty darn good.:) http://www.scuba-adventures.com/images/stock_gallery/reeflife_0082.jpg

Jupiter Dive Center, Scuba diving lessons at a PADI 5 Star facility, daily scuba diving trips in Jupiter, Florida. (http://www.jupiterdivecenter.com)
Welcome to The Scuba Club, America's Only Country Club For Scuba Divers in West Palm Beach, FL (http://www.thescubaclub.com)
Jim Abernethy's Scuba Adventures: Diving Palm Beach and the Bahamas (http://www.scuba-adventures.com/)

doczerothree
05-10-2008, 19:20
Jupiter dive center has 1 dive each morning during the week and 2 days a day on weekends. very safe and reliable outfit. Split posted some links you should check out. Whenare you going to be down?

sidneydiver
05-11-2008, 21:31
I did 4 dives in Jupiter today with Jupiter Dive Center and they were wonderful! The vis was good and there was a lot of life.

Black-Gorrilla
05-11-2008, 23:59
there is so much diving happening up there...
you can also drive a bit and get in some good shore diving.

aaronle06
05-12-2008, 00:53
yeah i have a friend that lives in the area who used to live here in Texas. I know that he doesn't dive, and I just got my PADI open water. So I'm not too sure about the drift diving. I'm still contemplating if I am going to bring my personal gear or not for the trip. If I end up going diving, does anyone wanna join me? It will be the weekend of the 23rd-24th

Splitlip
05-13-2008, 11:19
yeah i have a friend that lives in the area who used to live here in Texas. I know that he doesn't dive, and I just got my PADI open water. So I'm not too sure about the drift diving. I'm still contemplating if I am going to bring my personal gear or not for the trip. If I end up going diving, does anyone wanna join me? It will be the weekend of the 23rd-24th

Considering the above, I recommend the Scuba Club. I think they would be the best for a new un-buddied diver. Their trips seem to be less extreme and often a lot of air divers on their boat. Usually between 55 and 80 ft.

Welcome to The Scuba Club, America's Only Country Club For Scuba Divers in West Palm Beach, FL (http://www.thescubaclub.com)

They usually put 3 DM's in the water who will make sure you have no problems decending and with whom you can buddy. They constantly check the noob and air diver's computers, timers and spg's. A DM will usually round up a group and escort to the surface under the protection of a DSMB. If you are really concerned you can rent your personal DM for around 50 bucks.

Drift diving is really very cool. No work (assuming you don't miss the ledge). Just like any deep dive except the water coulumn is moving. (faster at the surface than below which creates the challenge of decending together and drifting safety stops away from the float)

Most people who come from lake and quarry country I have met enjoy them. They just found it a little strange to be dropped in 60 plus water and not be able to walk out and descend. :)

I am scheduled to be in the Keys that weekend.

thor
05-13-2008, 11:46
Jupiter is very nice. A lot of sea life. My only recommendation with Jupiter Dive Center is that you have a buddy before you get there. I tried to do the insta-buddy thing, and they turned me into a solo diver.