Join Pura Vida Divers on Friday, February 16 for our next Social Night: Florida Shark Migrations! The event begins at 6:30 pm and features guest speaker Dr. Stephen Kajiura of Florida Atlantic University, delicious food and drinks, and a 50/50 raffle.

unnamedEach winter Southeast Florida witnesses a tremendous influx of blacktip sharks that form massive aggregations in nearshore waters. For the past seven years, Dr. Kajiura and his team of researchers have employed aerial surveys, and acoustic and satellite telemetry to study the annual blacktip shark migration along the US eastern seaboard.

Learn how far these sharks travel from their overwintering grounds in Florida during summer, and how ocean warming has likely driven their migration to higher latitudes than historically reported.

Dr. Kajiura will also address our current knowledge of the shark migration and distribution, and outline the new research being conducted off Palm Beach County this season.

Bring your favorite potluck-style dish to share, and be sure to RSVP to save your seat!

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Evening’s Itinerary:

6:30 pm to 7 pm: Happy Hour – Enjoy refreshing hors d’oeuvres on us! Bring your favorite “potluck” style dish to share. Sip wine and beer as you chat with fellow guests, the evenings’ presenter, and the Pura Vida Crew. 

7 pm to 7:45 pm: Presentation by Dr. Stephen Kajiura, of Florida Atlantic University’s Elasmobranch Lab

7:45 pm to 8 pm: Questions & Raffle Drawing

Proceeds from our 50/50 raffle will support Dr. Kajiura’s shark research and conservation efforts. The winner of the raffle drawing will receive a gift certificate for the value of half the proceeds raised, or they may choose to donate the entire amount.  

To RSVP for the Social Night on Fri, January 12, please email or call Pura Vida Divers at 561-840-8750. We hope to see you there!

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Shark Specialty 2018





Join us for an informative class session to learn about shark biology and identification, as well as how you can help conservation efforts for these important marine animals. Head out the next day to dive the beautiful reefs of Jupiter as we search for Lemon Shark aggregations and put our new knowledge to use!

Classroom: Fri, Feb 10 at 9 AM

Dive: 2-Tank Morning Dive, 9 AM Departure

You MUST REGISTER to attend the class OR Lemon Shark Dives!


Lemon Shark Dive





We are headed out with Jupiter Dive Center to explore our northern reefs! Drift along dive sites favored by local shark populations and observe these majestic animals in their natural environment.

The boat departs at 9 am, so check in with Instructor Tito at 8 am.

Space is limited, so contact us to REGISTER and save your spot! Remember to let us know if you need rental tanks or gear…

To register for upcoming events, contact us at:

Phone: 561-840-8750