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

Multiple operators/Private home: "Great summer visit to SE Florida", Jul, 2022,

by Craig A Wood, PA, US (Top Contributor Top Contributor 45 reports with 46 Helpful votes). Report 11976 has 1 Helpful vote.

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

Accommodations For Subscribers Only Food N/A
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Snorkeling N/A
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Beginners 5 stars
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Comments I flew down from Philadelphia on July 6. The Philadelphia airport was pretty busy considering it was mid-morning, mid-week. I would say only 15-20% of people were wearing masks in the airport or on the plane. The West Palm airport was uncrowded. Picked up my car at National and headed home. I don't think any customer but I was wearing a mask in Winn Dixie for my one shopping trip.

Dive Day 1, July 7

I did 2 tanks with Jupiter Dive Center, Capt. Ryan, Guide David, Mate Brandon. I had planned on 4 dives but they cancelled the afternoon as I was the only one signed up. Seas were around 2 feet, very warm and sunny. I was told that they had a thermocline down to 74 degrees on Tues, so wore my 3 mm and hooded vest. The water temp turned out to be 84-5 degrees top to bottom on both dives. I ditched my hooded vest for the second dive and was much better. Visibility was not great, mostly about 30 feet, particulate and floating red algae in the water. Sadly, there is still red algae on the reefs. Current was moderate to brisk north on both dives.

First dive was at Area 51. One Loggerhead and one Goliath Grouper, along with usual reef fish. Second dive started at Lighthouse and went into Loggerhead. The second dive was much more active, a couple of Nurse Sharks, several Reef Sharks, 3 Goliath Grouper and more Loggerhead turtles than I could count. They were everywhere, sleeping and swimming. There was also a gigantic school of Horse-Eye Jacks and a nearly endless river of Creole Wrasse, in addition to all the usual reef fish.

Dive day 2, July 8

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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 Nonstop flight on American from Philadelphia

Dive Conditions

Weather sunny, cloudy Seas calm, currents, no currents
Water Temp 83-85°F / 28-29°C Wetsuit Thickness 3
Water Visibility 20-40 Ft/ 6-12 M

Dive Policy

Dive own profile no
Enforced diving restrictions Operator dependent dive time limit, no deco
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 3 stars
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