Scuba Diving Classes, Certifications and Charters

Florida's Best Scuba Diving

If you’re looking for the best scuba diving charters and scuba diving lessons in Florida and the USA, you are in the right place! We offer fun and safe scuba diving charters and scuba certifications on the most beautiful coral reefs in South Florida. Our boat, ‘The Starfish,’ is in Boynton Beach, near West Palm Beach and just south of Jupiter on Florida’s Atlantic Coast. We have two and three-tank dive trips, night dives and wreck dives, as well as private dive charters available on request

Our amazing dive instructors are also available for guided tours of the Blue Heron Bridge, one of the best shore dives in the world. We offer PADI scuba diving classes and certifications, from Open Water Diver certification to Advanced Diver, Enriched Air or Nitrox certification, and Rescue Diver. We also have higher scuba instruction through master diver, divemaster, and IDC. 

Come join us for a fun-filled day of scuba diving in sunny Boynton Beach, Florida, home to the world’s third-largest coral reef! Our local coral reefs are some of the healthiest reefs in South Florida and offer a wide variety of sea life such as sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, moray eels, goliath groupers, large schools of tropical fish including spadefish, and so much more! 

Perfect for Your Next Scuba Vacation

Florida is also the best affordable vacation destination for a family scuba diving trip. We have some of the world’s best amusement parks, hotels, museums, restaurants and food, nightlife and clubs, eco-tourism activities, and tons of kid-friendly things to do.

Plus, the Palm Beach area is far more affordable than other Florida diving destinations. It’s perfect for new divers, advanced divers, underwater photographers, snorkelers, honeymooners or family scuba buddies.

Our crew members are local scuba diving instructors with extensive knowledge of the coral reefs and of scuba diving. We believe in bringing you the best possible dive experience you can have anywhere in the world, right here in warm South Florida. Every crew member is trained in CPR/First-aid as well as certified Emergency O2 Providers. We are scuba divers ourselves and understand your needs, and aim to make your dive experience as fun, safe and memorable as possible. Our vessel ‘The Starfish’ is a U.S. Coast Guard certified 34-foot Crusader built for scuba divers. It’s one of the most comfortable and safe dive boats in Palm Beach County!

Come Dive Florida with Starfish Scuba!

With a wide beam and plenty of seating, you will have space to spare. Freshwater rinse, refreshments, snacks, and music are just a few of the comforts you will find when you come aboard! We only take a small number of divers out each day and never fill the vessel, as we want you to feel comfortable and never crowded. This also allows us to cater to your specific diving or surface needs and offer you a boutique dive experience. Book your dive or send us an email today and experience the best scuba diving classes and dive charters that Palm Beach has to offer!

Florida's Best Scuba Diving

Our Top Scuba Diving Reviews!

  • Review

    Great dive op. Staff is friendly, knowledgeable, helpful and full of knowledge. Dive sites were full of life. Wreck was full of Goliath grouper. Night dive was a blast. Adam and Maggi will be amazing hosts for your next dive adventure. Gather your friends and rent the whole boat. Even better.

    Sir Duke
  • Review

    Great dives with a fun crew! Two days of diving during our “stay-cation” were filled with great experiences on the reefs offshore of Boynton Beach. We saw lots of sea turtles, morays, reef fish (including an adult Nassau grouper!) and a few nurse sharks. We enjoyed chatting with other divers. The crew were super helpful (thanks Will and Maggie) and Captain Adam was knowledgeable, experienced, and fun. Thanks!

    Kurtis Gregg
  • Review

    We dove with Maggie, Adam and their crew a couple times. It is always a fantastic trip. The crew does a great job making everybody on the boat feel comfortable and welcomed. I suggest diving with this crew, they are nice, funny, and professional and know how to help everyone have a GREAT time. Thank you Maggie, Adam and crew for always making my experience a good one!

    Jennifer Miller
  • Review

    My wife and I had an amazing experience with Starfish Scuba! We chose to go with Starfish to complete our open water dives. Maggie was a great instructor, she was extremely attentive and accommodating to our needs and made us feel comfortable under the water. Adam and Maggie both were great in offering different dive sites (Blue Heron bridge and 2 reef dives) for our certification and provided a great experience and atmosphere on the boat. My wife and I would both highly recommend their operation and will definitely be coming back as a return customer!!
    Boat dog Kai was awesome too!!

    Dan King
  • Review

    This was my first trip on this boat!!! I had a wonderful time!!! I’m deaf, and not having a translator, this crew made sure I understood their procedures at every tank dive I was doing. I couldn’t believe how much they kept it in their mind about me even with 10+ more divers as well. Thanks Starfish Scuba for all patience working with me.

    Johnny Raymond
  • Review

    Just spent two days on the Starfish dive boat. Will & Adam run a great dive boat. They are fun, professional, and do a great job preparing the gear and going over the safety gear, etc. The diving is amazing!!! I had no idea there would be so much sea life within a mile from the shore. We saw huge Loggerhead turtles, massive Green Moray Eels, Spotted Eels, and lots of huge lobsters! Some of the divers saw a baby Hammerhead shark, and big Nurse Sharks. Two thumbs up to will and Adam for getting us on some great spots to dive. Oh, and thanks for picking us up promptly after each dive.

    Kirk Herring
  • Review

    Awesome dive op! Safety conscious, comfortable boat and excellent service.

    Michelle Reynolds
  • Review

    Had an awesome time diving with Starfish Scuba! Great crew, friendly, professional, personable, very thorough! Would recommend to anyone that wants a great diving experience! Thank you Adam and Maggie for making us feel welcome and for your great services! Look forward to diving with you again!

    Annie Beattie
  • Review

    Thank you for the absolute great time

    Laurent Ceron
  • Review

    Best crew, captain, instructors, AND scuba dog in the country! Boat is spacious comfortable and always accommodating to divers experience needs wants or whatever could possibly need! Always a great time and real positive vibes on starfish!!! 15/10 would recommend. Only boat I’ll dive

    Matt Cosgrove
  • Review

    You won’t find a better and friendlier group of people. The boat crew makes you feel comfortable and welcome. Very professional and you can see the passion they have for diving and educating others . Class act all the way. Maggie is a top notch instructor, class act all the way. If you want a good time with some great people and friends, go check them out at Starfish Scuba in Boynton Beach Florida. You won’t regret it. Totally amazing.

    Ronny Frandin
  • Review

    Great crew and boat to dive with. Easy operation, good dive briefs, and they carefully watch / gauge a diver’s experience level and assist as necessary. The only thing missing is a steel drum for music during the dive interval.

    Mark Givens
  • Review

    Did the morning trip on the Starfish with Adam and Will… best crew out there!! Everything from check-in to loading was relaxed and professional. We dove 2 reefs while participating in Reef Clean-up which was perfect since we had a bunch of air divers with us. Seas were calm, no current and 86 degree water with 100’ plus of visibility… does it get any better?? Highly recommend trying the pool between dives!!! Thanks for a great trip… we’ll be back soon.

    Steve B.
  • Review

    This is the best operation in Boynton Beach. The diving here is actually some of the best in south Florida for sure. Perfect location at the Marina with a full covered parking garage and after a wonderful day on the water you can grab a meal and some drinks at either of the 2 restaraunts located there. Maggie and Adam are awesome.

    John Sikes
  • Review

    Five stars is definitely not enough. It was our first trip diving the South Florida coast and Adam and Will made it a safe fun day. Super friendly and helpful. First rate operation from start to finish. Can’t wait to go back and dive with them again! Oh and the dive dog Kai is the best!

  • Review

    I can’t speak highly enough about Maggie, Adam, Will and Kai (their fantastic boat dog).

    The whole starfish team were friendly with Adam leading the charm offensive prior to booking, making things clear and easy for me. Maggie was equally awesome and delivered the expertise I needed to complete my Advanced Padi and Nitrox courses. Will took care of the boat which, whilst it has clearly done a few nautical miles, is in great condition and got us all safely from A to B.

    The dive sites we visited were great (Castor Wreck and the surrounding reefs). Lots and lots to see including Goliath Grouper, Moray and Spotted Eels, Lion Fish, Lemon and Nurse Sharks and of course Turtles (Sea and Loggerhead).

    I can honestly say that there is a feeling of being part of the family on the boat and others clearly feel the same. There were a few regulars on board and a number of repeat visitors.

    I’ll be seeing them again for more laughs and more great diving!

  • Review

    I’m fortunate to spend several weeks and weekends each year diving in South Florida. I’ve had the opportunity dive on many different dive boats in the area and, in my opinion, Starfish Scuba is the absolute best!! Adam and Maggie are fantastic! They are both extremely knowledgeable, safe, and always go above and beyond to make sure days on their boat are great!!! If you’re looking for a fun, safe day diving some of the best reefs and wrecks in Florida, I highly recommend checking out Starfish Scuba!

  • Review

    Adam and Maggie run a great operation. All digital, waivers, receipts, everything made super easy to book check-in. No store front, report to slip #11 for departure. Ample amount of snacks and water to keep you going during dives.

    Bubble Watcher rate is a little high. No tank or equipment was required and it was almost as much as diving.

    $5 to park in the parking garage. Don’t chance it, all parking is reserved and I saw them haul off a truck in no time. There is a loading zone to load/unload your gear.

  • At first I thought it was weird that the dive sites weren’t set. But then I realized that they choose whatever spots are best on that day in that area. The staff was super nice and very friendly. We rented our gear and they even switched it over in between dives for us!! We had a GREAT time.

    Sara Clarfield
  • Review

    Have been diving on the Starfish for over 10 years. The staff are very helpful and knowledgeable of the local dive sites and great to dive with. The area is tops for marine life, reefs and other activities. The area is great for divers and non divers alike. Any time I’m in the area it do my best to take a trip with Starfish. This week I was down and went out 4 days for 8 dives,all different, all great. Adam, Maggie and Will are the best.

    Keith Crabtree
  • Review

    The Best Charter in Boynton and one of the Best in all of South Florida. Always a good time, with an excellent crew and great fellow divers. You can never go wrong booking with Starfish!!!

    Matthew Glass
  • Review

    Diving with Starfish was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done! The views were phenomenal, the boat was spacious and prices were very reasonable but the crew really brought the experience to the next level. Knowledgeable, kind, helpful and friendly, Adam, Maggie and Will made this trip one to remember. Would DEFINITELY recommend diving with Starfish!!

    Rachel W.
  • Great Crew . Even with the crazy Coronavirus thing Maggie and her crew still Got us diving . Lots of Room for the divers we had 5. Masks on Masks off & back on again . No problem it’s for our protection. But the Salt water , my gills where dry . 2 tanks lot of sea life 2 sharks , monster morays Bug. Bug & more Bugs . They know what date it is .Turtles . Mix bag . Just an enjoyable Day Diving

    Robert Levine
  • Review

    “Adam and Maggie run a great operation! From making reservations, check in and waivers everything is in the digital age! Great boat, plenty of room, and good dive sites. Also, who can forget Kai, the diver watch dog!”

  • Review

    By far the best diving experiences I have had are with Starfish. I always have fun but more importantly I always feel safe diving with starfish. Good music, good snacks, good people, great vibes. It doesn’t get any better then Starfish scuba!!

    Grace Falldine

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