Jupiter Inlet based Dive Centers and Charters
Jupiter Dive Center
On the way out and back in, dive boats based in Jupiter pass by one of Palm Beach County’s landmarks, the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse, which overlooks the waterway inside the Inlet.
Construction on this lighthouse began in 1854. Because building supplies were shipped in light boats down the Indian River, the work was interrupted by the third Seminole War, which took place between 1856 and 1858. The lighthouse was finally completed in 1860 under the supervision of Captain Edward A. Yorke at a cost of slightly more than $60,000.
The Jupiter Lighthouse’s red brick structure was built on a hill once thought to be an Indian shell midden (mound) created from discarded shells; it was also mistakenly believed to be an Indian burial mound. In actuality the hill is nothing more than a natural parabolic sand dune. With the elevation provided by the hill, the top of the lighthouse’s 105-foot tower sits 146 feet above sea level, and can be seen as far as 25 nautical miles at sea.
To view the current conditions out side the Jupiter Inlet, Click Here to activate the Inlet’s Beach Cam.