Episode of diving show filmed off Palm Beach County’s coast to air this week

ScubaNation,” a popular television show for scuba divers, will showcase the waters of Palm Beach County in an episode set to air this week.

Staff photo by Bob Shanley / The Palm Beach Post Off Jupiter below the Atlantic Ocean—Members of the Palm Beach County Reef Research Team dove Saturday (6/16/2007) on an artificial reef a sunken ship called the Zion Train, mapping counting fish and other creatures and keeping track of the changes occurring on the sites. Here, a large Goliath Grouper peers out from a hatch on the Zion Train.

The episode, which  airs on Fox Sports Sun, was filmed in the coastal waters off Palm Beach County last year. The episode ran for the first time this morning and is expected to air again every day this week.

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The weekly show reaches roughly 6 million households around the world, and each episode is viewed by about 200,000 dive enthusiasts, officials have said.

The Palm Beach County episode features underwater coverage of the Ana Cecilia Ship, a 170-foot, 641-ton freighter that was sunk in July in the waters off the Lake Worth Inlet.

The episode also includes coverage of the annual spawning of the giant Goliath grouper. The massive fish, which can grow up to 6 feet long and weigh as much as 800 pounds, come together once a year to spawn in the waters off Palm Beach County’s coastline. The annual aggregation starts in August and continues through September.

The show also highlights several local land-based attractions including Little Moir’s Food Shack in Jupiter and the Saltwater Brewery in Delray Beach.

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