Meet Gary the Goliath Grouper
You hear – and feel – a booming resonance. Meet Gary the Goliath Grouper! You’re sensing the signature low frequency bellowing of Goliath groupers. Then you are in the midst of underwater titans up to eight feet long and weighing more than 500 pounds and it’s an unforgettable big-animal dive experience. The offshore reefs of Jupiter, Florida host a year-round population of these gentle giants. In late summer, several intentionally sunk ships host spawning aggregations of the largest grouper in the Atlantic. You’ll be diving the only known spawning site for this protected species on the U.S. Atlantic coast. Viewing up to seventy of these behemoths at once is a bucket list dive not to be missed.
Jupiter Dive Center and home of Gary the Goliath Grouper is located in northern Palm Beach County in Southeast Florida and offers some of the most diverse dives and big animal encounters around. Nearby reefs have an abundance of tropical and temperate water hard corals, sponges, and other marine species. You will create lasting memories while exploring reefs, ridges, and wrecks.