Jupiter Area Dive Spots

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
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Jupiter has some of the most beautiful dive spots in the state. The gulf stream is right off our coastline and great for fishing and diving. Palm Beach County has more than 30 artificial reefs with more being added all the time. These reefs are built from various materials such as rock, heavy gauge steel structures, prefabricated modules, and of course sunken ships.

Southeast Florida offers adventure in a world rich in history, rich in natural beauty, and rich in spectacular treasures, above and below the unspoiled sea. Take a dive and see a whole new world awaiting you. Local artificial reefs attract more than 350 species of fish, 5 species of sea turtles as well as rays, eels and sharks that make their homes along the many miles of reef lines.

Popular Reef and Wreck Dive Sites:

40-60 feet; just east of Mar-A-Lago, Trump's seaside mansion, is a prolific reef less visited by divers, who enjoy the ledge relief and numerous fish.

45-60 feet; two miles of reef with a five-to-fifteen-foot ledge absolutely packed with fish. Large sea turtles are often seen here with many unusual species of fish including batfish, morays, pancake fish, stargazers, puffer, scorpionfish, and stingrays.

25 feet; a shallow dive marked by telecommunications cables which cross the area and a five-foot reef offering tropical fish, lobsters and colorful corals to beginners.

40-50 feet; massive schools of fish can make it hard to see the reef but divers swim with them, identifying different species swimming together.

65-95 feet; drop-off plummets up to 20 feet as you drift with turtles, sharks, tropical fish, and schooling fish including Atlantic spadefish, grouper, and snapper.

55-60 feet; this nine-foot statue of King Neptune and his turtles stands just south of a dramatic ledge with a big overhang large enough for several divers to through.

55-70 feet; boulders broken off the main reef identify this dive site, with the bulk of the rubble on the west side. Compared to Bahamas diving because of the topography, this area begs to be explored.

NORTHWEST DOUBLES/SHARK DIVE: 80-90 feet; marked by a dramatic ledge slashed with undercuts where reef sharks congregate. Tropical fish and large game fish abound.

55-80 feet; cathedral-like blowouts in the reef are exciting to investigate, with nurse sharks, turtles, eels, crustaceans, and bottom fish in abundance.

65-90 feet; a spectacular reef with 15 to 20 feet of ledge relief with crevices and boulders offerings, multitudes of hiding places to marine life. Lobsters, morays, bottom fish and topicals can be spotted in the reef cuts. Occasionally, there are so many fish that they have to be pushed out of the way to see the reef!

60-110 feet; an artificial reef created from dredging and bridge rubble which is now covered in corals and attracts fish and sea life.

120-160 feet; experienced divers marvel at this large tunnel about 60 to 80 feet long with an exit visible from both sides. Full of big fish and lobster, watchful observers see sharks and rays.

70-82 feet; this limestone ledge is full of undercuts and crevices with the main attraction being the moray eels which make it their home. Juvenile fish and turtles are usually seen here.

You can learn on both natural and artificial reefs here.




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