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 no one can 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 two options for the shark diving experience in Jupiter.
If you have your own transportation to drive to Jupiter you can book the shark dive directly with Emerald Charters using this link. Gear can be rented and picked up the day before at Divers Paradise or you can have it delivered to the boat using Jupiter Scuba concierge delivery service.
If you cannot arrange your own transportation, Divers Paradise can arrange a private guide to take you there and back. Prices start at $495 plus gear rentals.
Be advised that Shark feeding and spearfishing is conducted on all dives. These dives are for experienced divers with good buoyancy control as most of the dives are in mid water.
If you are not Nitrox certified, you can add the Nitrox class for just $175 when purchased in conjunction with the shark dive.
· Be at least 18 years old or 15 years old and diving with a parent (not guardian)
· Have at least 30 logged dives OR be Advanced Certified
· Have dove at least one deep dive 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.
Please call 561 614 4177 with any shark diving related questions.