Author: Laz

MARCH 10 SOCIAL NIGHT: BLUE HERON BRIDGE SPECIALTY

Join us for a Social Night on Friday, March 10th at 6:15 PM to learn about the Blue Heron Bridge and its mysterious creatures. The Social Night will serve as the classroom portion of the Blue Heron Bridge Distinctive Specialty. Enjoy delicious food and drinks, or even bring a dish to share, as you learn from Instructors Shana and Andrea. Discounted class rates are ONLY available for this date, so call the shop to register: 561-840-8750. Here in Palm Beach, Florida we are very fortunate to have an amazing place to dive right off the beach. The world famous Blue...

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Frequent Diver Card – PVD & Jupiter Dive Center

Pura Vida Divers & Jupiter Dive Center have teamed up to bring you a deal you will not want to miss. You can now get a discounted price on your dives by purchasing our Frequent Diver Card. Best of all, this card can be used at Pura Vida Divers AND Jupiter Dive Center! Now you can enjoy the best diving Florida has to offer in West Palm Beach and Jupiter with this great offer: Buy 10 Get 3 Free Price does not include tank or gear rental. This frequent diver card is good for one year from the date of purchase and is non-transferable. This card will only be available for sale from November 1st through December 24th. Don’t miss this great deal! Get your frequent diver card at our store and save on the best diving in Florida. Contact us for more details or to purchase your frequent diver...

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Another fantastic Blackwater dive!

I’m starting to notice a trend in our Blackwater dives… The alien-like marine life encounters are different every single time, but the divers onboard seem to be the same. No question about it — these Blackwater dives are addictive (I’m guilty)! Last night’s Blackwater dive was heavenly. A mix of clear water and strong currents, not that we sense it underwater, provided the divers with some great encounters. It was a cinch staying with, what I call, the 1970s disco float ball (John Travolta would be dancing in his white polyester suit to the lights on this ball).  Speaking of 1970s disco, one of the sea creatures...

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The Little Things

Aside from diving at the world famous Phil Foster Park (aka. Blue Heron Bridge) and our ever so popular Black Water Dives, most know West Palm Beach for its larger marine life. Sea turtles, sharks, and goliath groupers are just a few of the many larger species of marine life we have. But take a closer look at the reef and wrecks of Palm Beach and you will be surprised by how much more we have. Today’s dives on Shark Canyon and the Corridor Wrecks provided an abundance of the little things. Juvenile tropical fish in all colors and shapes are just the tip of the iceberg. Each inch of space is covered in all sorts of invertebrate life — sponges, tunicates, mollusks, corals, etc. Even the algae have a resplendent palette of colors that is worth looking at a little closer. Best of all, searching for the rare critters such as frogfish, brotulas, pipefish, and seahorses (to name a few) make these macro dives just as thrilling as searching for your first leatherback sea turtle. A few important tips we recommend if you decide to take up these macro dives: Most importantly, please please please watch your buoyancy. One close look at the reef or wreck and you will quickly realize that every little inch of the substrate is alive. Settling down on top of the reef or wreck is destroying or harming a...

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Black Water Dive

Black Water Dive:  A Visual Wonder If jumping in the ocean at night where the bottom is 600ft. below you sounds like your type of diving then read on… If not, read on anyways. We promise you will want to be a part of these dives. These specialized dive trips, better known as Black Water Dives, are in a category of their own. With no reef, or bottom for that matter, anywhere in sight, you are left floating in the warm Florida Current. It takes a little leap of faith to make that initial entry into the inky darkness of the...

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