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Divers across the globe have their eyes on the Jupiter coast for the next few months, as hundreds of goliath grouper -- some the size of golf carts and up to eight feet in length will make their way off the coast for mating season. This annual phenomenon, known as the Atlantic Goliath Grouper aggregation which provides divers with a one-of-a-kind experience right off the Jupiter coastline. The Goliath Grouper is the largest of the grouper species in the western hemisphere. The grouper can reach 8ft in length, weigh more than 1000 lbs and has a lifespan of 30-50 years. Their heads and fins have tiny dark spots, their sides irregular dark bars, their tail is rounded, and their eyes are small.

Every year, spawning aggregations of up to 100-150 Goliath

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Palm Beach County reefs are part of the largest coral reef ecosystem in the continental United States! Just beyond South Florida’s white-sand beaches, are natural and artificial reefs that provide a multitude of diving, snorkeling, boating, and fishing opportunities for residents and visitors alike.

Running parallel to Palm Beach County’s coast lies forty-seven miles of natural coral reef formations. These formations were created thousands of years ago and are part of Florida’s Coral Reef that stretches 360 miles from the St. Lucie Inlet to the Dry Tortugas. For the past 40 years, Palm Beach County has created reef areas using various materials to give people additional areas for fishing, diving, and snorkeling and to protect natural reefs from

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The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation has been building reefs off the Jupiter coastline for several years. The Foundation was created to honor the memory of Andrew Harris who was struck by a boat while snorkeling in the Jupiter Inlet on June 8, 2014. The foundation’s work will help assure the long-term health and vibrancy of the local marine environment where Andrew loved to dive and fish.

The Andrew “Red” Harris Foundation began a significant education initiative in 2018. The goal was to donate a 5-book set of the “Professor Clark the Science Shark” series to every third-grade classroom in Florida, 55,000 books in all!  As you can imagine that goal has been met and enthusiastically received!!

Children love the story of the little boy (Andrew) who

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The Andrew "Red" Harris Foundation is pleased to announce that the 2021 artificial reef project is progressing and the deployment of the first of five 500-ton barge loads of huge 8' long concrete culverts offshore of Jupiter Inlet. This year's project benefits from a donation of 2500 culverts valued at $450,000 to the Andrew "Red" Harris Foundation of Jupiter.

The trails will be built at an intensity of one 8' 18-24" inside diameter culvert per foot, so there will be huge habitat created on the trails as well!  The ocean current will quickly interact with the culverts and scour off the thin sand layer that covers the ancient sub bottom ridge of travertine-like bedrock our site is located on top of re-exposing the natural rock between our culverts

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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.

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For those who love the water, thankfully you can scuba dive while practicing responsible social distancing. Here are some of the best scuba diving spots in the Palm Beaches.

Turtle Mound

This dome-shaped patch reef rises 12 to 15 feet above the sand. On the west side sleeping and feeding turtles, large stingrays and cobia can almost always be found. Turtle Mound will usually be the last leg of your dive on Breakers Reef.

Fourth Windows

With a beautiful ledge and fingers that protrude inshore, divers find masses of tropical fish, sea turtles, moray eels, and nurse sharks. With depths of 45 to 59-feet, you explore deep undercuts as you approach the northern portion of Breaker’s Reef as it wraps northwest. Along Fourth Windows, you will come

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On Friday, December 13th, Pura Vida Divers is spreading holiday cheer SCUBA style. The premiere dive shop on Singer Island welcomes you to mingle with the dive community, eat good food, and have the chance to win some exciting raffle prizes.

Each person who shows up will receive a raffle ticket, and you can earn extra raffle tickets by donating Toys For Tots! Prizes include a Year of FREE Dive Charters, an Atomic BC 2, an Oceanic Veo 2.0 Dive Computer, a 5,000 Cubic Foot Fill Card, and so much more!

Will you join the fun? RSVP here: info.pvd@puravidadivers.com or 561-840-8750. Check out pics from last year’s party here.

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Join the staff of Diver’s Cove this Saturday for an adventurous wreck and reef dive. It’s still Lemon Shark season, which makes it one of the best times to go for a dive, you’re sure to see some exciting underwater wildlife.

  • Dive Profile: 90' max depth

  • Skill Level: Advanced Open Water, Nitrox Recommended

  • Price: $85.00 plus tanks

  • Check-In: 12:45pm, boat departs at 1:30pm

  • Location: Jupiter Dive Center, Jupiter FL

  • Rental equipment packages available.

Call Diver’s Cove at 954-473-1220 to book your spot.

When: Saturday, January 12, 2019 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Where: Jupiter Dive Center. 1001 N Alternate A1A Ste 113 · Jupiter, FL.

Wreck Diving

The Florida coast is rich with wrecks;

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