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Teaching in Palm County, FL (Blue Heron Bridge)

Discussion in 'Florida' started by rakkis, Aug 14, 2017.

  1. rakkis

    rakkis ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Southern California
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    A friend of mine that lives near West Palm Beach contacted me (PADI IDC Staff) with interest in taking a short specialty course and taking some days off work to goof off after. I would love some advice from local instructors that have experience there as I would love to do right by the local laws/regulations and not ruffle any local feathers.


    1. Phil Foster Park commercial permit
    Parks & Recreation - Phil-Foster

    It looks like I need to apply for a permit and pay a fee to conduct training there. Seems pretty straight forward. Is the county pretty good about issuing these without hassle?

    2. Entry fees and park logistics
    Haven't found specifics online yet, but it seems like there will be some small day use fee to enter the facilities. Any pointers?
    Seems like Lake Worth Lagoon can be temperamental and I've already found several sources of updated tide information to get the best experience.

    3. Entries/Exits
    Looks like easy, sandy shore entries here. Any docks we can use to enter I haven't been able to find out about?

    I appreciate the help!
     
  2. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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    There is no entry fee or parking fee. Unless you park in the boat trailer spots, then it's a parking ticket for $30!... Parking is completely crazy on the summer weekend, sometimes you can't find any spots and they close the lot. There's no docks there.
     
  3. sheeper

    sheeper Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Vero Beach, Florida, United States
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