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Dive Review of Jupiter Dive Center in
The Continental USA/Jupiter/West Palm Beach FL

Jupiter Dive Center: "Need Tag Lines", Oct, 2017,

by Eric Weiss, VA, US (Reviewer Reviewer 3 reports with 3 Helpful votes). Report 9926 has 2 Helpful votes.

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Ratings and Overall Comments 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Accommodations N/A Food N/A
Service and Attitude N/A Environmental Sensitivity N/A
Dive Operation 4 stars Shore Diving 5 stars
Snorkeling N/A
Value for $$ 4 stars
Beginners 3 stars
Advanced 4 stars
Comments I've been diving with JDC several times. They're one of the better dive ops in the West Palm Beach area. On a recent trip about a month after Maria, they called us to tell us that the boat was cancelled on Thursday, and on Friday they told us the seas were 3 to 5 feet and let us push back to Saturday. (OK, I've dove in 5 foot seas, but these Florida boats are not designed for these conditions.)

Saturday was decent diving, but the seas were 3 feet max. But the boat (like all the others I dove with in that area) doesn't throw out a tag line to hang on while waiting your turn to get into the boat. So we had to hold onto the back deck as it went up and down.

Not JDC, but if you want shore diving the Blue Herron Bridge in Phil Foster Park is really great. You are diving in the intercostal water way around pilings for the Bridge. Lots of little stuff. How did that octopus get in the discarded soda bottle?

The trick is timing the JDC boat dives with an hour before high tide at the Bridge. Nature doesn't always wait for us divers.
Websites Jupiter Dive Center   

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience 251-500 dives
Where else diving Cozumel, Belize, Turks and Caicos, St. Vincent, West Palm Beach, Keys, San Diego, Puerto Rico
Closest Airport PBI or FLL Getting There

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy Seas choppy
Water Temp 80-82°F / 27-28°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-30 Ft/ 6-9 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Time limit
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? N/A

What I Saw

Sharks None Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles None Whales None
Corals 5 stars Tropical Fish 5 stars
Small Critters N/A Large Fish N/A
Large Pelagics N/A

Underwater Photography 1 (worst) - 5 (best):

Subject Matter 3 stars Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's N/A Shore Facilities N/A
UW Photo Comments I didn't take my camera underwater because it broke on the trip down.
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