Weekend Getaway to West Palm Beach

      Riviera Beach, FL, USA

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2019
      Group size: 6 - 17
      Weekend Getaway to West Palm Beach
      Riviera Beach, FL, USA

      Blue Planet Scuba
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      Jun 28 - Jul 2, 2019
      Group size: 6 - 17

      About this trip

      Join Blue Planet on Florida’s Palm Beach and Singer Island for fantastic wreck and reef dives plus several dives at one of our favorite shore dive sites -- the Blue Heron Bridge. Just a 2.5 hour flight from DC, you can fly down Friday and be back in town by Tuesday and still get up to 14 dives in!

      West Palm Beach

      The mighty Gulf Stream makes its closest pass to Florida here. The strong current brings crystal-clear, warm waters and large marine life to the region. It also gives rise to the area’s special forte — drift diving! The reefs of West Palm Beach are a mere two miles offshore and covered with colorful sponges and corals. Divers who dive regularly on the reefs and wrecks of West Palm Beach routinely spot hawksbill and loggerhead turtles. Green turtles and giant leatherbacks have also been spotted. 


      For those who love wrecks, Palm Beach County has a well-developed artificial reef program. Several barges and ships have been scuttled to make interesting dive spots. With warm waters, sea turtles, treasure ships, reefs and wrecks, divers will be able to find dive spots to enjoy in West Palm Beach!

      The Diving

      Minimum dive certification/experience:  As these dives routinely reach depths of greater than 60 feet, an Advanced Open Water Certification is required at a minimum. Enriched Air/Nitrox also strongly recommended.

      We’ll do at least 6 dives with our friends at Pura Vida Divers: 2-tank boat dives Saturday, Sunday and Monday morning. Want to add more? You can do Saturday and Sunday afternoon boat dives, a night dive at the Blue Heron Bridge or a Black Water dive! Plus you’ll have multiple chances to dive at the famous Blue Heron Bridge. This shallow dive site reveals a surprisingly diverse world of macro diving — watch for octopus, tons of juvenile fish and more. We’ll be done in time for you to fly home early Tuesday morning if you need to get back to work…or not.


      We’ll be staying at the Hilton Singer Island, right on the beach and a quick drive to the marina and the Blue Heron Bridge. Each room comes with 2 queen beds, a desk, TV, mini-fridge, coffeemaker and more. There’s also free WiFi, fitness center and outdoor pool. Free parking included.


      Fly into the West Palm Beach airport (PBI) any time on Friday, June 28th. If you get in early enough, you can get a late afternoon dive in at the Bridge! Rent a car if you'd like to explore on your own, or we can coordinate shared rentals. Hotel check-in is at 4:00 PM. You can fly back on Tuesday, July 2nd — just be sure you give yourself 18-24 hours after your last dive! 

      Please check in with Blue Planet staff before booking flights. If you need assistance with flights, just let us know!

      Cancellation Policy

      Upon cancellation of a reservation for any reason, the refund of the deposit and payments made or due will be contingent upon Blue Planet reselling the participant's reservation. Any refund may also be subject to a cancellation fee and payment of any non-refundable fees imposed by the tour company, dive operator or any other contractor associated with the trip. 

      Dive accident insurance is required for all divers on this trip. We strongly recommend travel insurance to protect your vacation investment. Contact us if you need more information. 

      What’s included

      • 4 nights accommodations
        Single or shared rooms available
      • 6 boat dives
        3 mornings of 2-tank boat dives with Pura Vida
      • Enriched Air/Nitrox
        for the 6 included boat dives
      • Airfare
        Book your flight to Palm Beach
      • Ground transportation
        You'll need to rent a car or hook up with other divers on the trip and carpool
      • Scuba equipment
        Only tanks and weights included; rental gear available
      • Optional dives
        Add more boat or shore dives
      • Tips
        Tips for the boat's excellent crew
      • Meals
        There are a ton of great options at and near the hotel

      Available Packages

      Standard Room, Double Occupancy
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      Double occupancy in a Standard room with two queen beds, bathroom, television, mini fridge.

      Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

      Deposit: $400
      Standard Room, Single Occupancy
      Sold Out

      Single occupancy in a Standard room with two double beds, bathroom, television, mini fridge. 

      Bringing a non-diving companion? Contact us for pricing!

      Deposit: $400

      Available options


      Arrival in West Palm Beach

      Fly into PBI airport. Check into hotel (4:00 PM) and dive shop. Dinner with the group.

      If you arrive early enough, we can get a shore dive in at the Blue Heron Bridge! 

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      Blue Planet Scuba
      131 reviews
      Blue Planet is a different kind of scuba diving organization — aimed at providing the best education and experiences to divers in the Washington, DC area and beyond, while harnessing the excitement and adventure of scuba diving to help protect our fragile oceans.


      The Blue Planet trip to Cozumel was dream come true! The drift diving was fantastic, with sharks, turtles, and healthy reefs with huge sponges, and a great crew leading the boat dives (with snacks!). The dive shop we used, Dive Paradise, was right across from the hotel and had convenient freshwater dunk tanks and lockers to store gear between dives and overnight. The shore diving right there was a great opportunity for impromptu "one more dive" moments. The trip leader Anthony also organized optional excursions, including blackwater diving, coral reef restoration (where we able to clean and plant new corals), and the NOT TO BE MISSED baby-turtle nest excursion, where we rescued 149 baby turtles (but who's counting??) with local volunteers and coaxed them down the beach into the ocean. And by the end of the trip we had three new Open Water certified divers and two new Advanced Open Water Divers. Can't wait for the next one!
      By Kate F for September Certification Weekend in Cozumel on Oct 03, 2023
      Had an excellent time with the Blue Planet crew, and earned my Advanced Open Water certification during the trip. Friendly staff, patient and accommodating instructors (thanks Michael!), and comfortable hotel accommodations. The dive shop we used took us to some outstanding sites, and were knowledgeable about the ecosystem; the dive masters showed a great deal of dedication to the natural environment, and I learned a great deal from both Lobo and Lorena. The boat crew was professional and very helpful to the passengers. All round excellent trip, I will be attending again!
      By Matthew S for September Certification Weekend in Cozumel on Sep 29, 2023
      Had an amazing time! Beautiful accommodations and resort staff. Magnificent dive sites and of course well executed by the Blue Planet Staff. Already have my next dive trip lined up with Blue Planet!
      By Marie T for Escape to Paradise: Taveuni, Fiji on Sep 13, 2023
      Amazing second trip with Blue Planet Scuba! Bonaire is a unique adventure, whether we dove off the boats, or from the shore. I hope to do it again. As someone who'd been certified in scuba for about a year, and had done only a few dives at Lake Phoenix over the summer, this was a big step up in terms of experience. Andrea and Travis were both excellent instructors. I took the Advanced Opened Water course on the trip, and while that was good, I feel like what really advanced my skills was the variety of challenging experiences Bonaire had to offer, and the generally excellent divers I had the opportunity to team up with both on training dives and when left to our own devices, rolling around the desert in our little Taliban trucks. The East Coast Dives excursion was amazing, and challenged my bravery as much as much as my dive skills. While we didn't get to witness coral spawning due to a jellyfish hazard, the bioluminescent ostracod dive was absolutely magical, and the night dives in general were wonderful. All in all, a wonderful learning opportunity for me, and a challenging adventure. Thank you for the opportunity.
      By Sarah F for Bonaire: Shore Diving Paradise on Sep 12, 2023
      The diving was amazing, and I never got tired of heading over to Bloody Bay Wall! The resort accommodations and food were great! The staff are awesome! Another exceptional Blue Planet trip in the books! 🩵
      By Elsbeth M for Big Dives in Little Cayman on Jul 11, 2023
      Thanks Elsbeth! It really was some awesome diving and the resort and staff of Little Cayman Beach Resort were amazing. Hope to see you on another trip again soon!
      By Blue Planet Scuba on Jul 11, 2023
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