Due to the depths and amount of dives that you will be doing on the trip, you will only be able to participate in all three dives if you are using Nitrox. If you are not nitrox certified it is super easy to become certified. Add the nitrox class to your reservation and we will email you the PADI link to take the class online and then we will do the in person demonstration at check in on the morning of the trip.
If you don't want to get nitrox certified then you can use air but you will only get to do two of the dives instead.
No. Jupiter Scuba is a completely different company. However, I do recommend Scuba Works if you need to purchase any equipment or go boat diving (not shark diving) in the Jupiter area. They are also who I recommend for group dive classes, refresher classes and equipment repairs. Jupiter Scuba only offers private classes.
Yes! Your gear will be delivered to the meeting point for the boat before your scheduled arrival time. After you analyze your tanks and inspect your gear, it will be taken to the boat for you. After the dive, we pick up the gear and wash it for you. Nice and easy-the way diving should be!
The PADI Nitrox class is mostly an online class. It takes about 90 minutes complete and is not very hard at all. The hands on portion of the class is done right at the boat location and takes about 20 min and is done during check in. You will receive your certification right on the spot so you start using nitrox immediately.
According the the PADI dive tables, you must wait 18 to 24 hours AFTER diving before flying. If you are doing three dives I suggest waiting 24 hours or referring to your dive computer for instructions on flying after diving. You must dive with a computer on these dives.
You must have a SCUBA license in order to rent SCUBA equipment or go diving. You must have dove at least once in the last 12 months and be comfortable with drift diving and maintaining neutral buoyancy. The scuba dives with Emerald Charters are for advanced divers and not novices.
If you hold a PADI, SSI or NAUI Certification Card we can verify it through the internet. If you had another training agencies license you will have to contact them and ask to have a proof sent to you. We suggest you take a photo your certification card so that you always have access to it. It would help if you emailed me your complete name and date of birth along with what agency you were certified though so that we can verify your license in advance.