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Dive Review of Multiple operators/Private home in
The Continental USA/Jupiter, West Palm, Boynton

Multiple operators/Private home: "Great diving in southeast Florida", Apr, 2021,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 46 reports with 47 Helpful votes). Report 11519 has 2 Helpful votes.

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

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Snorkeling N/A
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Comments So, after a miniscule 28 day surface interval, I made it back down to SE Florida

The airport in Philadelphia was the busiest I've seen it since before the pandemic. The Admiral's club is open in B/C and is even serving some non-packaged food. I had a nice avocado toast sandwich with hard boiled egg and smoked salmon . More of the vendors are open now, but not all. Everyone is still wearing masks in the airport and on the plane. The Palm Beach airport was also busier than my last visit, everyone masked. National Car worked well, a better selection in Emerald Isle and everyone masked. I made my one visit to Winn Dixie for groceries, everyone was masked.

Dive day 1, April 21

I was scheduled for 2 tanks in the AM and 2 tanks in the PM with Jupiter Dive Center. Only the AM boat went, I was the only one signed up for the afternoon. Nearly the whole boat was chartered by a dive club from Kansas. Only about half to two-thirds wore masks, not worth fighting as we were outdoors with good ventilation and good distancing. I'm fully vaccinated since beginning of March.

The water was cool. It was about 77 at the surface but a solid 74 at depth. There was almost no current, we essentially swam the reefs. The visibility was on the poor side, 25-30 feet.

First dive was at Spadefish Point, second was at Loggerhead. The 2nd was the better of the two. Five Loggerheads, a couple of Goliath Grouper, three Reef Sharks, a beautiful big Southern Ray, many Green Morays, and all the usual reef fish.

I'm very glad to be back down.

Dive day 2, April 22

Day started out cool for Florida, mid-60s, but got warmer to the low 80s

Did a 3 tanker with JDC today. Seas were 2-3, some bigger. Water temp was a little higher, 75-76. Visibility was the same, 25-30 feet. There was little to n ... 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, Roatan, 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
Closest Airport Palm Beach International Getting There Direct flight from Philadelphia rental car

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, windy, cloudy, dry Seas calm, choppy, currents, no currents
Water Temp 74-78°F / 23-26°C Wetsuit Thickness 5
Water Visibility 30-80 Ft/ 9-24 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile yes
Enforced diving restrictions Each operator with some reasonable guidelines
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
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Large Pelagics For Subscribers Only

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Subject Matter For Subscribers Only Boat Facilities 3 stars
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By Gregory S Bruce in WA, US at May 01, 2021 20:38 EST  
Thanks for taking the time to post on Undercurrent Craig!
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