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West Palm Beach Diving in October

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Davediver, Jul 17, 2011.

  1. Splitlip

    Splitlip Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Jupiter
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    As Amazz said, it should be really good diving. Sept to Nov is always good. Like the Harley Guy above, I'm a fan of JDC and Jimmy's Scuba Adventures.
     
  2. Splitlip

    Splitlip Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Jupiter
    3,913
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    As for BHB, check out Jet's link. Lots of nice people there.
     
  3. deek8525

    deek8525 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Scotland
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    I'll probably be across diving with JASA on the 11/12th October, still to book so dates not fixed yet :D
     
  4. MuddyRubberDuck

    MuddyRubberDuck Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
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    I would like to throw Hypnautical dive charters in the mix. Capt. John is great and will make sure you have a great time. He has a 6-pack catamaran. I personally don't like cattle boats so that's perfect for me. Give John a call and you won't be disappointed.
     
  5. RonFrank

    RonFrank Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Conifer, CO
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    Boynton is IMO better than West palm. Deeper, larger ledges, cool marine life, etc. I like Underwater Explorers as an Op. They have a 34' boat, but only go out with 6, so nice and roomy.

    Check them out.

    West Palm is known for their Turtles and on the right day it can be awesome. But I have had better dives at Boynton and Jupiter....

    Its all good!
     
  6. rikbarry

    rikbarry Angel Fish

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  7. friscolex

    friscolex Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: West Palm Beach, FL, USA
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    I'd like to add my thanks, too. This is my first SB thread and post and I'm thrilled to see what's out there. Well, I knew what was out there after a dive buddy talked about SB for many, many surface intervals. :) I figured I'd sign up after 100 dives and here I am. I'm headed to WPB this week for two weeks so you'll see me poking around on FL-related posts!

    Cheers!
     
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  8. s_liptak

    s_liptak Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Washington DC area
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    West Palm Beach is the best kept secret in diving. A few years ago my kids and I did some diving on the Great Barrier Reef and after a couple of days my daughter said, "this place is really great but to be honest I like diving WPB better". you know how many dive trips to WPB I could have paid for with the price of three round trip tickets from the US to Sydney?!?!

    I've been diving with Abernathy, Sandy and Vicki at Oceanquestscba, Capt Walker and "The Wetter the Better", the Narcosis, and one or two others. They've all got pros and cons but my two favorites are by far Sandy's Sunday and The Wetter the Better. Both will show you a great time and take you to the best dive sites for what you're looking for. Sandy's Sundays is a little smaller - if you've got any seasickness issues that would be my only caution. Both should be going out in October. Water temperatures will be comfortable with 3 mil suit. If the moon is out you DEFINTELY want to do some night diving - Sandy will be glad to take you out, I'm guessing Capt Walker will as well. If you're considering getting any additional certs while you're there (advanced, enriched air, rescue ...) Sandy is a GREAT instructor and very flexible. She is also GREAT with youngsters (works a lot with the scouts) and people who aren't completely comfortable in the water. Have a great trip!
     
  9. mselenaous

    mselenaous Island girl ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Key Largo, FL... Dive Capital of the World
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    I lived and taught most of 2010 in this area, and the diving is world-class, yet less well known than the FL Keys.
    I agree with the recommendations above. Great diving & lots of awesome dive ops to choose from. Most do run weekdays (less crowded) usually only 1x/day with 2x/day on weekends.

    Lake Park Marina
    +1 Abernathy Scuba Adventures & crew of the Deep O (Capt Sean & crew are great)
    +1 Little Deeper Charter (Lynne and Dave are awesome)
    +1 Wetter the Better - Bill Walker
    Hypnotical - specializes in spearfishing

    Riveria Beach Marina
    +1 Ocean Quest Sandy's Sunday - Sandy & Vicky :D
    +1 Narcosis

    Jupiter - deeper & more current, but bigger critters too. Emerald Charters is always a fun time.

    Best shore dive in SoFL:
    +1 x2 on BHB and the "Trolls" are the friendliest SBers.

    Fav. SoFL dives: Delray Ledges & the Castor
    +1 x2 on Boynton BEach and Underwater Explorers - ScubaKevDM & Wilsway on SB are awesome

    WPB and surrounds are a great destination. You have tons of great options, so many awesome dives and best of all - hoards of friendly Scubaboarders as your hosts and dive pals.

    That's the magic of Scubaboard. Have a wonderful trip and please share your experiences here in SB.
     
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  10. leesea

    leesea Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Jacksonville, FL USA
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    I have been diving out of Singer Island for several years now. Pura Vida Divers is a very good shop on the island. They tie up their boat next to Abernethys' at the Lake Park Marina. IF it weren't for my bad shoulder, I would be down there this weekend and again in OCT and DEC.

    Boats are usually full on weekends and sometime Fridays too. Depending on economics, shops will go out during week with much less than a full load. Ask about that when you book. Water temps in that area do not vary all that much. 70-73 +/- 3 deg mostly for bottom temps. Very nice diving when viz is good.
     

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