frequently asked questions
Do I have to bring my own gear?
Yes, each individual is required to provide their gear, including a dark wetsuit, a hood, gloves, and dark fins and booties, as well a dive computer and surface marker buoy for our shark dives..
However, we do provide tank rentals of either aluminum 80s or steel (variety of sizes in HP). - NO BRIGHT COLORS (No pink, white, orange or yellow) - (( NO Light Gray Gloves))
SHARK SNORKEL - all gear is included on our shark snorkel trips.
I'm visiting from out of town and do not have my own gear. Where should I go for gear rentals?
For gear rentals, we refer all of our customers to Scuba Works located at 351 South US Hwy 1 #103, Jupiter, FL (less than 5 minutes from the dock the boat departs from).
They offer a 'Salty Package' for $60 that includes everything you need to go shark diving (hood/gloves/mask/dark fins/boots/dark wetsuit/bcd/reg with computer/smb).
It is advised to set up gear rentals the day prior to your trip to avoid any conflict with their hours of operation and your trips departure time. Click here to access the Scuba Works website.
What are the onboard amenities?
Salty Too, is our 30-foot Island Hopper is quite spacious and comfortable as we limit our trips to a max of 9 divers on 3-tank dives, 12 divers on 2-tank dives and up to 12 snorkelers. We provide weights, snacks, and a variety of beverages. Lunch is provided on 3-tank dive trips only.
What time should I arrive?
Upon creating your reservation, you will be notified of the check in time for that particular trip (for morning trips this is between 7:15-7:30am and for our afternoon trips it's 2:00pm).
Where are you located?
Will someone be there to help me with my gear?
Yes, a crew member will greet you in the parking lot and assist you with bringing your gear to the boat.
What is the minimum/ maximum number of divers per trip?
A minimum of 4 divers is required for a trip to run. In the event that the minimum is not filled, reservations will be fully refunded and participants notified the evening prior to the date. (Approx 6pm with our apologies), For a 3-tank dive we don't take more than 9 divers in addition to the Divemaster, on 2-tank dives this number goes up to 12 in addition to the Divemaster and on our snorkel trips we can accommodate up to 12 snorkelers.
How long is the dive & snorkel trip?
The trip length is entirely dependent on the type of the trip and the number of dives. Our 3-tank shark dive departs the dock at 8am sharp and usually returns around 1:30pm. Our afternoon shark snorkel departs the dock at 2:30pm and will usually return between 4:30 and 5pm.
I want to book group for a reef/ wreck trip. How do I book that specific type of trip?
At this time all trips other than shark dives must be made manually by a staff member. To book a reef/wreck, or spearfishing trip, please call us at (561) 247-1119 or send us an email @ email@example.com.
Is it ok to tip the crew?
Please do! Tip are greatly appreciated as our crew members work very hard to ensure your trip with us is as enjoyable as possible.
Customary Tips are $10 per dive - (on a 3-tank trip the customary tip would be $30)
Do you offer a special rate for bubble watchers (non diver guests)?
Yes, we offer non divers to join us during the shark dives and shark snorkel trips. The price for a bubble watcher is $100. The price for non divers that want to get in the water and snorkel above the divers during the morning 3-tank shark dive is $130.
May I bring alcohol onboard?
Unfortunately, No. This is not allowed by our insurance provider.
What is your cancellation policy?
A 48-hour notice is required for a full refund.
What is your cancellation policy during a trip?
If a trip is cancelled after the vessel leaves the dock by the captain, if less the 2 dives have been completed a partial credit will be offered; if 2 or more dives have been completed no credit or refund will be offered.
What is your tank refund policy?
If a trip is cancelled after the vessel leaves the dock by the captain, credit will be offered toward future tank rental on a future trip; No credits will be issued or offered for unused tanks on a fully completed trip.