Planning a dive vacation to Palm Beach County? Here's your three day itinerary. For a rundown of the best dive sites in Florida, read our latest Drive and Dive!
You won’t find better affordable digs than Sundy House in Delray Beach, 12 guest houses and suites tucked in an acre of tropical gardens a stone’s throw from the beach. Sites are close, so you can log two dives with Scuba Center Delray and still have plenty of topside time. Spend the late afternoon paddleboarding or kayaking at Delray Water Sports, then indulge in pork cheek empanadas or Korean fried chicken at Max’s Social House.
In Delray Beach, fuel up at Caffe Luna Rosa (say yes to the banana waffles) before your rendezvous at Jupiter Dive Center. Afterward, visit nearby Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge, where you can canoe, fish, bird-watch and experience a snippet of the Everglades just minutes from town. By now, you’re starved — dining at 50 Ocean in Delray Beach will satiate, with dishes such as double-stuffed lobster rolls and scallops.
Get an early start for the drive north to Scuba Adventures and a two-tank outing. If the tides are right, you can sneak in a shallow macro session at world-famous Blue Heron Bridge, just a hop from the dive shop. Pay a visit to the Loggerhead Marinelife Center in nearby Juno Beach to learn the story of marine-mammal conservation. Later, enjoy the festive atmosphere on Singer Island at Johnny Longboats, well known for hefty burgers and beers.