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About Starfish Scuba

Florida Scuba Diving

South Florida's Best Scuba Classes and Dive Charters

We offer fun and safe scuba diving charters, day trips, classes and certifications in beautiful Boynton Beach, South Florida, USA.

Here at Starfish Scuba, we pride ourselves on understanding our diver’s needs. Whether you are a new or inexperienced diver or want to dive at your own time and pace, we can cater to your preferences. We have Dive Guides available for all trips.

The Florida Reef is the only living coral barrier reef in the continental United States. Our proximity to the Gulf Stream means that you will find exceptional scuba diving here to rival the Caribbean and the Florida Keys!

So come and join us at Starfish Scuba for the best scuba diving in Florida and the United States!

Exceptional Florida Scuba Diving

The scuba diving around Boynton Beach features warm waters (average water temp is 80 degrees F/27 degrees C) with great visibility. The seas here also have plenty of small and large critters and colorful and healthy coral reefs. Scuba diving in South Florida is truly world-class. Florida’s coral reef runs parallel to our shoreline, as do the currents, so we enjoy more of the underwater world by drift diving. The corals are healthy, with an abundance of fish life and a year-round population of Goliath Groupers. We are even lucky enough to experience spawning aggregations of Goliath Groupers at several of the wrecks we visit from August to October. We also see sea turtles, dolphins, sharks, manta rays, sea horses, and many other fascinating and curious creatures.

Exceptional Florida Scuba Diving

South Florida Wreck Diving

Starfish Scuba is lucky to have a huge selection of great Florida shipwrecks right at our doorstep. Some of our favorites including the ‘Budweiser Bar’ and the ‘Becks’ (a.k.a. ‘Captain Tony’) are within 30 minutes of our dock. On a lucky day, the wrecks are teeming with Goliath Groupers and the corals that have made the wrecks their home are healthy and in abundance. Starfish Scuba crew members are all highly experienced scuba divers with an intimate knowledge of all these fantastic wreck dives.

South Florida Wreck Diving

Scuba Instruction with Starfish Scuba

Learn to scuba dive with a fun and safe team and amazing Florida diving! Whether you are looking at just getting started with your PADI Open Water Diver certification, or are advancing your knowledge with an Advanced or Nitrox course, or you’re going pro, we would love to be a part of your scuba diving journey. Our instructors are patient, knowledgeable, and absolutely love scuba diving. We are sure that after a dive class or two without a team, you will too! Email us today to get started!

Scuba Instruction with Starfish Scuba
Our Scuba Diving Charter Vessel - 'The Starfish'

Our Scuba Diving Charter Vessel - 'The Starfish'

Having operated out of the Boynton Inlet for 19 years, ‘The Starfish’ is a local staple when it comes to South Florida scuba diving. ‘The Starfish’ (previously the Starfish Enterprise) is a U.S. Coast Guard certified 34-foot Crusader, purpose-built for scuba divers. With a wide beam and large dive platform, there is plenty of seating areas, shade, and a center rail for scuba divers and friends to move around the boat easily. We provide fresh water rinse tanks, refreshments, snacks, and music to make you feel at home when you come aboard!

We schedule trips with a maximum of 13 scuba divers, which creates a unique experience that allows us to focus on each individual and cater to your specific scuba diving needs! This also allows you to ask questions, learn better dive techniques, and experience all of the best parts of our scuba tours! The small group size also allows us to maintain strict health and cleanliness standards.

‘The Starfish’ is stocked with bottled water, snacks, emergency equipment, VHF radio, and a depth finder, all the tools to bring you to the best scuba diving spots around. We will take you to the best scuba sites in the area, including some of the lesser-known “local’s only” dive sites!

The Starfish Scuba Dive Crew

Our crew members are local scuba divers with extensive knowledge of South Florida diving. We believe in bringing you the best possible dive experience you can have. Every crew member is trained in CPR/First-aid as well as certified Emergency O2 Provider’s. We are scuba divers ourselves and understand your needs. Our vessel ‘The Starfish’ is a U.S. Coast Guard certified 34 foot Crusader built for scuba divers! 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! Taking max of 13 Scuba divers creates a unique experience that allows us to focus on each individual and cater to your needs.

Adam

Adam // Owner, MSDT

Landlocked Oklahoma native Adam has been diving for years and fell in love with the Florida reef system so much so that he went and bought a boat to make sure he could spend every possible hour on the water!

With experience teaching students of all ages and experience levels, Adam loves to guide visitors around his favorite dive sites and find new spots for his regulars to explore.

His love of the ocean has taken him diving in Costa Rica, swimming with whale sharks in two different countries and exploring the cenotes in Mexico. When not getting a rush from hanging around the cow-sized Goliath Groupers at the Castor, Adam also enjoys diving out of planes at 14,000 ft (with a parachute in a place of the tank obviously!)

Maggie

Maggie // MSDT, USCG Captain

Globetrotter Maggie hails from New York originally but has spent time living and diving in Florida and Australia over the years.

She is a talented and patient instructor with a special love for the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, after first spotting one in our local South Florida waters! Ask her about her recent trip to Mexico and she will have you joining her next trip to swim with 100s of the gentle giants of the ocean!

Whether you are looking for some new fun dive sites to explore, need a refresher of your dive skills or are ready to take your Advanced Open Water Diver course, Maggie will help you fine-tune your diving and make sure you enjoy every moment of your underwater adventures with the Starfish Enterprise.