Jupiter, in the Hurricane Path

When planning a dive after a Dema Show in Orlando, the shark mecca couldn’t be left out. Spending a few days diving with different species of sharks in the warm and crystalline waters of Florida is always an excellent option, the only thing missing was Hurricane Nicole, a category 1 that decided to visit us this week, after passing through the Bahamas islands causing havoc.

light, headed for the coast of Florida, where the predicted passage was precisely in Boyton Beach, very close to the house where we were. Our luck is that a few hours before its arrival, it changed course and went up to Fort Meyers, not causing more than a strong storm, with a lot of wind and heavy rain where we were, but it left us apprehensive for several days, with a good part of the canceled dives and zero expectations that anything would happen after his passage.

Our initial planning included diving in the Blue Heron Bridge to discover the mecca of Macro photography in the United States and in Jupiter, which I already had the opportunity to visit on other visits, and which I would like to introduce to my friends and travel companions. One of the craziest shark dives in the world, Jupiter is always on my Florida itinerary, and precisely because of its ease of access and logistics, it’s always a good option. Known among beginners as a shark diving mecca, where we easily spot tigers, flatheads, lemon and giant hammerheads among many other species, I believe there is no better place to dive with them all than in Jupiter, Florida.

Normally we have waters with more than 20 meters of visibility and a temperature of around 25° to 26°C, total Caribbean, in addition it is worth remembering that it is just a few miles away from Bimini in the Bahamas. With some (artificial) shipwrecks of tugboats and also rich formations with sponges, gorgonians and a wide variety of colorful corals. Life is abundant and has Rays, Groupers (really big ones), Lobsters, Schools of Jacks, Bonitos, Horse mackerel, etc. With all this abundance of life, the great sharks proliferate.