Any blue water, good viz ocean diving north of Jupiter, FL?

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Thinking about a weekend road trip and trying to find the closest (coming from East Tennessee) blue water, good visibility ocean diving north of Jupiter, Florida -- is there any? Does Daytona Beach have good diving?
 

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No blue water in Daytona. I am often staying in Cape Canaveral and go to jupiter to dive. I think there are spearfishing boats of Jacksonville but I doubt about blue water there as well
 

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Thinking about a weekend road trip and trying to find the closest (coming from East Tennessee) blue water, good visibility ocean diving north of Jupiter, Florida -- is there any? Does Daytona Beach have good diving?

I agree with @svs The Gulf Stream is just too far offshore here and the visibility is too low to be considered “good blue water diving “. However that combination makes for some great hunting! Spend another two hours or so driving south and enjoy the diving a lot more. Be safe
 

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Singer Island/Palm Beach Shores off of West Palm Beach is the most easterly point in FL. North of Jupiter the peninsula curves away to the NW as the Gulf Stream pulls away to the NE. That’s why Jupiter is about as far north as you will find consistently blue water with 40-60’+ viz.
 

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What about the gulf side? Does Clearwater area have blue water? Is there decent diving there? Visibility?

Essentially no. Occasionally in the spring & early summer the gulf can get blue water & really nice viz but it’s rare and far offshore in my experience. Like 20+ miles out.

Gulf diving off of Clearwater on south is primarily green water spearfishing or hunting for fossils off of Venice.
 
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We ended up making the longer drive to Jupiter, and it was worth the trip -- very nice blue water, and a good bit of healthy coral and sponges, nice macro, some sharks, etc. Dove with Scuba Works and stayed at the Best Western Intracoastal (less than 10 minutes from the boat), and both were good.
 

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We ended up making the longer drive to Jupiter, and it was worth the trip -- very nice blue water, and a good bit of healthy coral and sponges, nice macro, some sharks, etc. Dove with Scuba Works and stayed at the Best Western Intracoastal (less than 10 minutes from the boat), and both were good.

All were good choices!
 

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Essentially no. Occasionally in the spring & early summer the gulf can get blue water & really nice viz but it’s rare and far offshore in my experience. Like 20+ miles out.

Gulf diving off of Clearwater on south is primarily green water spearfishing or hunting for fossils off of Venice.
Thanks, really appreciate it!
 
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