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Dive Trip to Palm Beach/Boca Raton in July/Aug (details not confirmed)
Jen_Jen - 6/05/2012 7:02 PM
Category: Buddy Wanted
Replies: 7

Planning a dive trip to Palm Beach, Boca Raton, or both, mid-June through August. I have never done any Florida diving. Will be traveling alone, so I am looking for advice on "must dive spots" if I only have 2-3 days of diving? Good dive shops/boats (knowledgeable, friendly, helpful, will not murder me in a dark underwater alley :-P)? And best hotels for shore diving, if any? Also, maybe some possible dive buddies? :-D

LatitudeAdjustment - 6/06/2012 7:47 AM
We’ll be staying with JupiterMermaid (she rents rooms to members of DB) and I’m going to be diving the Jupiter/West Palm area July 2nd and 3rd, Force-E is sponsoring a night dive under Blue Heron Bridge which isn’t normally open at night. You need to register at the shop to be on the permit. I’ll probably do a day dive there also plus an offshore trip with either Jupiter Dive Center or Jim Abernethy’s Scuba Adventure. I’ll be using my camera so I would make a poor buddy but you are welcome to tag along.

The Boca/WPB/Jupiter diving is all drift diving so easy navigation, just keep the DM in sight, if you dive with JDC that may be Jupitermermaid.

For Boca I have used Capt. Tony but I don’t have the contact info here at work. I know Wreckwench has it, maybe some others here can chime in.
Bob01 - 6/07/2012 4:52 PM
In Boca, I would use Capt. Tony on the dive boat Diversity. He runs a very safe boat and has good DMs. They have a website of you can find him on fb.
grouperman - 6/08/2012 7:55 AM
There are trips out of Boca/Palm Beach with groups/clubs that I am a member of, and you would be welcomed to participate in. If you can be more specific on your dates I will be able to give you some choices that you should be able to select from.
Jen_Jen - 6/08/2012 9:28 AM
Thanks! The trips dates are set just a quick weekend trip. I will be flying into West Palm Beach on the evening of Thursday, September 27, for diving Friday & Saturday. I’m leaving early Monday morning (Oct. 1). I’m coming alone so I will need dive buddies! :-D
grouperman - 6/11/2012 8:17 AM
Houston Jen,

You got me there . . . my calendar doesn’t go that far in advance! But you’ll have no problem. Both South Florida Divers and Gold Coast Scuba divers have numerous trips every month, in some cases several a week. Post your plans here the first week of September and we’ll get you all buddied up.

scubadmike - 6/16/2012 5:36 PM
I do my diving in Jupiter Fl. . I live in Palm Bay that’s north of Jupiter Fl. Jupiter Dive center has 2 boats & a full dive shop . If interested E-mail me ...........
IhanaKuu - 6/18/2012 7:51 PM
Hello, I live in Fort Lauderdale

but belong to SFWD Club they are based in WPB

They go on the Diversity a lot and I had heard good

things from them regarding that operation.

If you do the Blue Heron Bridge in Riviera Beach

Pura Vida Dive Shop is very near and you can rent

what you need there. Keep me posted and maybe

we can dive together.