We are hosting fantastic events at the shop and on board Sirena all year long! Scout for Lemon Sharks, Sea Turtles or Goliath Grouper on our local reefs as aggregations arrive with changing seasons. Join us for an evening social as we hear from knowledgeable guest speakers and enjoy a delicious potluck, accompanied by beer and wine. Help us keep our favorite beach spots and shore dives in pristine condition during one of 4 yearly family-friendly clean-ups. From deep-seeking Tech divers to adventurous Black Water divers to beginners just becoming acquainted with the sport, we have something fascinating for everyone to try!


2017 Blue Heron Bridge NIGHT DIVE SCHEDULE – CLICK HERE

To RSVP to any of these upcoming events or classes, call the shop at 561-840-8750 or email us at info.pvd@Puravidadivers.com.

January

Fri, Jan 27th – RESCHEDULED for Fri, Feb 10th – Social Night: Choosing Sustainable Seafood

Cod & Capers Seafood Market will whip up a delicious dish for guests to try, as they teach us how to make sustainable seafood choices and identify locally caught fish. Enjoy tasty food (bring a potluck dish of your own if you’d like) and sip on beer and wine at Pura Vida Divers after hours. A 50/50 raffle will help raise donations to a local non-profit organization. Details: http://www.puravidadivers.com/jan-27-social-night-choosing-sustainable-seafood

 

February

Wed, Feb 8th – Black Water Dive aboard Sirena, Book Online: www.puravidadivers.com

Fri, Feb 10th – Social Night: Choosing Sustainable Seafood

Cod & Capers Seafood Market will whip up a delicious dish for guests to try, as they teach us how to make sustainable seafood choices and identify locally caught fish. Enjoy tasty food (bring a potluck dish of your own if you’d like) and sip on beer and wine at Pura Vida Divers after hours. A 50/50 raffle will help raise donations to a local non-profit organization. Details: http://www.puravidadivers.com/jan-27-social-night-choosing-sustainable-seafood

Fri, Feb 24th – Social Night: Shark Team One with Angela Smith 

Catch the South Florida premiere of Shark Team One’s latest short film, Tiger Sharks Fight for Survival, during the February Social Night at Pura Vida Divers! Join as Angela Smith, founder of Shark Team One, discusses the expedition that inspired the film. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, beer and wine, or bring a dish of your own to share! Details: http://www.puravidadivers.com/feb-24-social-night-shark-team-one

Tues, Feb 21st – Black Water Dive aboard Sirena, Book Online: www.puravidadivers.com

March

Fri, March 10th – Social Night: Blue Heron Bridge

Your favorite experts, Shana and Andrea, will discuss one of our most interesting local dive site, the Blue Heron Bridge. The social night will also serve as the classroom portion of the PADI Blue Heron Bridge Distinctive Specialty course! Divers can complete the certification during a dive at the Blue Heron Bridge the following morning. Call for details: 561-840-8750

Black Water Dives TBA

April

Fri, April 21st – Social Night: Marine Debris / Dive Against Debris

Join us on Friday, April 21st for a Social Night focusing on Marine Debris. Learn how this problem impacts marine life worldwide, and what we can do to help! This event will serve as the classroom portion of the PADI Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Distinctive Specialty. Join us on Saturday, April 22nd at the Blue Heron Bridge to complete the certification. Call to RSVP: 561-840-8750

Sat, April 22nd – Great American Cleanup

Calling all beach-goers, surfers, paddlers and divers! Spend a beautiful Saturday morning with us from 9 am – 12 pm as we walk the shoreline of the Blue Heron Bridge and Phil Foster Park to collect trash and debris. This is a family-friendly event, so all ages are welcome. Prizes will be awarded for most trash collected and most unique find. T-shirts, cleanup materials and trash bags will be provided. Please register in advance: 561-840-8750

May

Fri, May 26th – Memorial Day BBQ

Party with the Pura Vida crew during our annual Memorial Day evening BBQ. Let us treat you to delicious food, drinks and discounts as we all give thanks to the brave men and women who have sacrificed for our country. Event details coming soon.

May 26 to 29 – Memorial Day Sales

Stop by the shop for discounts and savings on your favorite dive gear, swim apparel and surf accessories. Active duty military personnel and veterans will receive additional discounts.

June

Social Night: Sea Turtles

Celebrate the beginning of Sea Turtle Nesting season by learning more about these fascinating marine creatures. Join us for an evening discussion from a local Sea Turtle expert. Bring a dish to share in our potluck or enjoy the tasty food, wine and beer provided by the Pura Vida crew.  Date TBA. Details coming soon.

Sat, June 17 – Cleanup at Phil Foster Park

Pura Vida Divers has played a key role in keeping Phil Foster Park and the Blue Heron Bridge clean since 2002. Over the years, we have removed thousands of pounds of trash from the shoreline and waterways. Join us on Saturday morning from 9 AM – 12 PM as we roll up our sleeves and remove debris from this awesome shore diving spot. Kids and families are welcome to join! RSVP to 561-840-8750.

Sea Turtle Dive Aboard Sirena

Every year hundreds of sea turtles flock to the shores of South Florida to nest. Join us aboard our charter boat, Sirena, as we hit some of our favorite local dive sites and observe these critters in their natural habitat. Dates TBA.

July

Sun, July 2 – Black Water Dive aboard Sirena, Book Online: www.puravidadivers.com

4th of July Weekend Charters: Start your Independence Day celebrations early by joining us aboard Sirena for a 2-tank charter the weekend before July 4th. Boat departs Saturday and Sunday at 8:30 AM and 1:30 PM. Book your charters online: http://www.puravidadivers.com/scuba-diving-charters-south-florida

Social Night: Lobsters!

Get ready for the opening of Lobster Season with pro-tips on catching and cooking these delicious “bugs.” Learn more about the unique crustaceans and let us help you get geared up so you have the right tools to take a few home.

Lobster Mini Season Dives

Hop aboard Sirena for a 2-Tank dive on Wed, July 26 or Thurs, July 27 to get a head start before regular Lobster Season begins on August 6th. The boat departs at 10 AM and reservations can be made online: http://www.puravidadivers.com/scuba-diving-charters-south-florida

If you’re excited to get in the water for Lobster Season but want to refresh your skills, join us for a Private Dive Guide or take the PADI Reactivation Class to brush up on your skills, equipment knowledge, and dive planning. Call for details: 561-840-8750.

August

Social Night: Goliath Groupers

For most of the country, the arrival of Autumn means cool weather and bright oranges and reds as leaves begin to change color. In South Florida, however, Autumn signals the return of Goliath Grouper aggregations. These massive fish school around our wrecks and local reefs, providing amazing opportunities for encounters. Goliath Groupers are an awe inspiring sight for everyone from amateur divers to professional photographers. Learn more about these majestic fish, including their fight for survival from near-extinction only decades ago. Date TBA.

Goliath Grouper Aggregation Dives

Join us as we venture to nearby artificial reefs and wrecks in search of these gentle giants. We will have charters running aboard Sirena, as well as other dive boats throughout Palm Beach County.

Bring your camera and prepare to be amazed as you swim side-by-side with fish that rival you in length and weigh hundreds of pounds. As with all of our dives, we observe Goliath Grouper in their natural habitats, so animals should be seen and not touched and encounters are not guaranteed.

September

Sat, Sept 16 – International Coastal Cleanup

Help us keep the Blue Heron Bridge in top-notch condition as we walk along the shoreline collecting trash. Participants will each receive a complimentary cleanup t-shirt, and all materials will be provided. Collect the most debris to win an awesome prize donated by Pura Vida Divers!

Divers can also bring along a mesh bag and volunteer to remove debris from our reefs during a 2-tank charter aboard Sirena. RSVP or book your charter: 561-840-8750.

Sat, Sept 16 – Artificial Reef Fundraiser & Party!

Enjoy great food and beer, live music and games during Palm Beach County Diving Association’s annual Artificial Reef Fundraiser! This evening of fun will take place at the Lake Park Marina, just a few steps away from our charter boat Sirena.

You can take home some awesome prizes and dive gear in the raffle, or bid on items during the silent auction. More details coming soon…

October

Social Night: Historic Shipwrecks of Florida

The maritime history of Florida is riddled with tales of ships running aground or capsizing in storms. Learn about a few of the more interesting wrecks that dot our coastlines, and how maritime archaeologists and preservationists are ensuring these stories will survive for centuries to come. Enjoy a delicious potluck, or bring a dish to share! Date and details coming soon.

Dive Florida Shipwrecks

Celebrate Florida’s storied oceangoing past as we dive wrecks around the state. Join us aboard Sirena for 2-tank dive in local waters to explore the Danny or the Ana Cecilia, or come along with us on a deep or tech dive as we visit other interesting wrecks of the West Coast and Florida Keys. Specific dates and details TBA. Call the shop with questions: 561-840-8750.

November

Social Night: Manatee Mania

As winter descends on South Florida, manatees begin their migration into the cool, clear waters of Florida’s intricate springs. Although we see manatees frequently in shallow water, there is much about them that might surprise you. Get to know more about these gentle giants from professionals that work in the field to protect manatee populations and ensure the health and well-being of their species. As with all of our Social Nights, yummy food will be served up buffet-style, and guests are welcome to bring a dish to share. Date TBA.

Coming Soon – Manatee Snorkel Adventure

Sign up for our first trip of 2018 – snorkeling with manatees in the beautiful clear waters of Crystal River Florida!  Excursions generally include 2 days of acitivities. Begin on Saturday morning with a boat charter and snorkel session in the Crystal River Dates. Take a quick break for lunch, and head back out for a dive into Rainbow River. On Sunday morning, we’ll head back out for another Manatee encounter, and gather again in the afternoon for a short hike or swim. Pricing and details TBA. Register for our wait list and be the first to know as soon as booking becomes available, just email Info.PVD@PuraVidaDivers.com.

December

Pura Vida Holiday Party!

It’s the season of giving, so let us give back to you! Come party with the Pura Vida crew for a Christmas-style potluck feast complete with refreshing drinks and adult beverages. To get you in the Holiday spirit, we will be giving away some awesome raffle prizes including dive gear, apparel and accessories. Special store-wide savings will ONLY be available during the Holiday Party, so mark your calendars as soon as a date is announced.

Sat, Dec 16 – Cleanup at Blue Heron Bridge

Help us keep the bridge in tip-top condition by joining us for a cleanup! Pura Vida Divers is a proud sponsor of Phile Foster Park, through the Palm Beach County Adopt-A-Park program. We hold family-friendly cleanups each quarter to help ensure this fantastic snorkeling and scuba diving site remains free of debris harmful to marine life. Prizes are awarded for the most unique find, as well as most trash collected. Help us preserve this shore diving spot! RSVP to 561-840-8750.