Alan C Egan: Jupiter, Florida
Jupiter, Florida is in close proximity to the warm life-abundant waters of the Atlantic Gulf Stream, a super highway for migratory species. The current travels at approximately 5 miles per hour and transports more water than the Amazon River. This makes for an amazing array of underwater encounters and photographic opportunities. Recently a party of divers from Mexico City enjoyed seeing eleven species of sharks in four days of diving including a great white (Carcharodon carcharias) and it is also not unusual to see sailfish and marlin whilst drifting on the edge of the stream and on one deep reef there is a family of stout moray eels (Gymnothorax eurostus), which have an anaconda-like appearance and butternut face.
The famous sea turtle nests at Juno beach mean that it is common to see up to twenty turtles on a single dive during the nesting season.
Several operators are available, charging around $70 for a two tank dive and $100 for a three.
Alan C. Egan departed Manchester UK in 1984 to live in Miami Florida, this is where his love affair with the ocean and diving began. He has now done over 7,000 dives in the USA, Central & South America, Caribbean and the Bahamas, providing him with a multitude of breath taking moments.