South Florida is home to some of the best diving in the United States with it’s year round warm, clear blue water, great wrecks and reef dives. With Jupiter’s unique location being so close to the Gulf Stream, it is also one of the top shark diving destinations in the world. Not only does this location have large numbers of sharks, but it is also home to a large variety of high profile species such as the Tiger, Great Hammerhead, Bull, Dusky, Silky, Reef, Sandbar and Lemon Sharks. While there is no guarantee that you’ll spot sharks on every dive (since they are wild pelagic creatures), you will almost always see a great variety of sharks on every dive here.
The large Lemon shark population (lemon shark migration is from late December though March) makes for a thrilling cage-free shark dive year round, but each season brings in different species. 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 here. Massive Loggerhead Turtles and Goliath Groupers (aggregation and spawning is August to October) are regulars on these dives so get your cameras ready!