South Florida has some of the the best shark diving in the United States and Jupiter is one of top shark diving destinations in the world. Not only does this location have large numbers of sharks, but it is also home to a variety of high profile species such as the Tiger, Great Hammerhead, Bull, Dusky, Silky, Reef, Sandbar and Lemon Sharks. While we can’t guarantee that you’ll spot sharks on every dive (since they are wild pelagic creatures), we almost always see a great variety of sharks on every dive at this location.
The large Lemon shark population makes for a thrilling cage-free shark dive year round! Each season brings in different species; the Great Hammerheads and Tigers sharks pass by during their winter migration, and the Dusky and Silky sharks love to stop by in the summer when the water warms up. Dozens of big lemons, bull sharks, nurse sharks, and the occasional hammerhead regularly patrol the 90’ to 130’ ledge and 80’ wrecks. We’ve even spotted Whale Sharks and Manta Rays there as well! Massive Loggerhead Turtles and Goliath Groupers jostle for pole position, so get your cameras and GoPro’s ready for a remarkable dive trip.
The Project AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty Course is available on select shark dives. In this course you will learn about the unique physical attributes of sharks, how to identify sharks in our area, what their conservation status is, and what the key management strategies are that can protect our sharks – including what DIVERS can do to help. This course includes a PADI certification card, Project AWARE shark conservation study guide, and professional instructor guiding you on all three shark dives.
Depth Range: 80′ – 130′ (25-40 meters)
Average Visibility: 30′ – 100′ (10-30 meters)
Water Temperature: 70′- 86′ (21’c-30’c)
Private charters, instructors, divemasters and guides are available by request.
There are three options for the shark diving experience.
If you have your own transportation to drive to Jupiter (1 1/2 hours North), this trip is available almost every day, year round. The price is $175 per person and includes three Nitrox tank rentals and weights that will be issued at the boat. Meeting time at the boat is 7:30am
Scheduled Shark dives that include round trip ground transportation to Jupiter from Miami Beach are $275 (there is a minimum of three divers to run this trip) , Nitrox tanks and weights, lunch, a gratuity for the shark feeder and three absolutely amazing cage free shark dives. A full scuba gear rental package costs $35 and wet suit rentals are an additional $12.
This trip can also be arranged on demand. The price for one person is $495, two people is $395 each and three or more is $275 per person. Meeting time at the shop is 5am
Treat yourself to a luxurious hotel stay the night before the shark dive at the Wyndham Grand Hotel located steps from the dive boat. No 4am wake up call needed here! Take the brand new high speed Brightline train from Miami (the station is just 15 minutes from South Beach) to Palm Beach the afternoon before the dive where you will be met at the station and taken to your hotel. You will be personally fitted head to toe with any dive gear needed (included in the price) for a great shark diving experience.
After the dive you will be taken to back to the Brightline train for a 3pm departure and 4:20pm arrival back in Miami.
Prices start at just $349 per person.
Florida sales tax of 7% will be added to all trips. A hotel resort fee, if any, will need to be paid directly to the hotel. Reservations and payment in full are required for all shark dives.
The Nitrox class for just $129 when purchased in conjunction with the shark dive.
· Be at least 18 years old
· Have at least 30 logged dives OR be Advanced Certified
· Have dove at least once in the last 12 months
· Be Nitrox Certified
· Good with air consumption and equalizing due to free descents.
. Must have good buoyancy skills as most of the diving is mid water.
· You must have or rent a SMB (surface marker buoy) Included in some packages.
· Full-length body suits or wetsuits must be worn, year round.
· You must wear black or dark gloves and a hood
· No yellow, pink or white equipment may be worn.
The above requirements are strictly enforced. You will not be allowed to dive if you do not meet these requirements.