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Dive Review of Jupiter Dive Center and Starfish Scuba/Private home in
The Continental USA/Jupiter and Boynton Beach, FL

Jupiter Dive Center and Starfish Scuba/Private home: "Great Memorial Day week in SE Florida", May, 2022,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 44 reports with 46 Helpful votes). Report 11928 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
Service and Attitude For Subscribers Only Environmental Sensitivity For Subscribers Only
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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 4 stars
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Comments So, I have not been in Florida since a few dives in March. I flew down on Tues at mid-morning. The airport in Philadelphia was quite busy, most all businesses open. Only a small minority of people in the airport and on the plane wore masks. I had a perfect flight down to West Palm and my scuba gear came with me. Airport in West Palm was not busy mid-day. National had a poor selection of cars, but made do. Made my one trip to the grocery store, almost nobody with a mask

Dive day 1, Wed May 25

I did 4 dives with Jupiter Dive Center, Captains Ryan and Tom, guide/mate Tory and Sam took turns. It was predicted to be 2-3 ft. seas. It was 3-5 with occasional bigger in the morning. We got pounded a bit and there were several sick divers on the boat. The afternoon was down a bit, mostly 2-4, seemed much better. Water was 79-80 degrees, visibility 40-50 feet, mild to moderate north current. We did 4 good dive sites, Captain Kirle's, Loggerhead, Bluffs, and Tunnels. There were many, many Loggerhead Turtles. We saw quite a few Reef Sharks, Goliath Grouper, Nurse Sharks, Green and Spotted Morays. All the usual reef fish were present, some beautiful schools of Horse-Eye Jacks and Spadefish.

Dive day 2, Thurs May 26

I planned to do 4 more dives with JDC, the day ended early, very unexpectedly.
It was a beautiful sunny day with less wind than yesterday. I went out on Republic VII with Capt. Tim. The seas were only 2-3. Our first dive was at North Juno Ledge. Water temp was 80 degrees ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here

Reporter and Travel

Dive Experience Over 1000 dives
Where else diving Grand Cayman, Little Cayman, Cayman Brac, Bonaire, Curacao, Turks & Caicos, Bahamas, Roatan, Belize, Cozumel, Key Largo, SE Florida (Boynton Beach, Jupiter, West Palm...), Maui, Oahu, Cape Ann, San Diego, Costa Rica, Panama, Cocos Island, Red Sea, Galapagos, Revillagigedos, Malpelo
Closest Airport Palm Beach International, West Palm Getting There Direct flight from Philadelphia on American Airlines

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, rainy, cloudy, dry Seas choppy, currents
Water Temp 79-81°F / 26-27°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 40-80 Ft/ 12-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Jupiter 45 min bottom time. Boynton loose 60 min dive time.
Liveaboard? no Nitrox Available? yes

What I Saw

Sharks Lots Mantas None
Dolphins None Whale Sharks None
Turtles > 2 Whales None
Corals 3 stars Tropical Fish For Subscribers Only
Small Critters For Subscribers Only Large Fish For Subscribers Only
Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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

Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 4 stars
Overall rating for UWP's For Subscribers Only Shore Facilities For Subscribers Only
UW Photo Comments Both operators have good rinse tanks. Crews are very careful with cameras ... Subscribe to get the full story. For Subscribers Only  Active subscribers continue reading here
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