Average Depth: 80 ft.
Max Depth: 90 ft.
Loggerhead: When diving with Capt SL8R you may hear him refer to this dive site as one of his sleeper picks. Loggerhead Reef is by far one of the most underappreciated dive sites in Jupiter. This site offers shallow depths (60ft is shallow by Jupiter Standards) and offers an incredible variety of aquatic life.
Usually chosen as a second dive of a two-tank trip, Loggerhead offers a different terrain from the sites with a prominent ledge. There is a lower-profile ledge, but mixed in with it are areas where there are coral heads that form their own mini-eco systems. Some of these places are sandy and offer the opportunity to see large southern rays, Yellowhead Jawfish “dancing” above their holes (if a diver is very lucky one might see one of the males with eggs in its mouth – a photographer’ s dream), mantis shrimp, or other sand critters. Beyond a sandy spot one returns to the ledge where Hawksbill, green, and, of course, Loggerhead Turtles may be napping or chomping down a meal. The little Hawksbill Turtles are quite “diver tolerant” and will allow close observation.
From start to finish this ledge only covers about .4 of a mile so managing your pace is essential. Take advantage of the many ampi-theatres and cul-de-sacs located on the Eastern part of the reef. Here you will find many playful and very curious Hawksbill Sea Turtles and Green Moray Eels. Though all of the diving in Jupiter will wow you with its wonders, Loggerhead is a sure home run!
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