Meet Juliet and crew

Juliet Sailing and Diving was founded in 2003 by Captain John Beltramo, who has been sailing and diving the Bahamas for over 15 years. Originally from California, John has been diving all over the world, and chose to base the company in the Bahamas because there is something special here. Juliet has run primarily out of Miami since its first cruise, running trips to the Bahamas in the Bimini area where there is an abundance of fish life and beautiful dive sites. John started exploring down south of the area and stumbled on some breathtaking reefs along the eastern edge of the Sataren Channel – when the weather cooperates, that’s where you’ll find us.

In 2016, John passed on ownership to Liza, a long time crew member who fell love with Juliet and all her quirks. Liza has a lifetime of experience on sail boats and many years of diving in the Pacific Northwest, Florida, and the Caribbean. See more about the change in ownership here.

Juliet Sailing and Diving is based on principles of safety, quality, flexibility, and attention to detail. Our crew is one of the best in the industry, each with years of experience in their field. The beauty of trips on board Juliet is there is no set itinerary, we go where the good diving is, where the passengers want to go, where the weather is best. The crew is excited for every new destination, and our passengers come back year after year.

Welcome aboard – take our tour!

Onboard Amenities

Juliet is a 104′ three masted schooner that began her life as a freight boat in 1974 and was redesigned as a dive boat in 2003 with comfort and safety in mind. There are 6 private cabins easily accessible from on deck or through the main companionway. The Main Salon seats 12 comfortably, has an entertainment center with flat screen TV, DVD library, and Sirius Radio. On deck you will find an expansive sundeck for lounging, additional seating for al fresco dining, a crow’s nest in which you can take a watch, 12 tank stations with large private gear holds where tanks are immediately refilled, and a top-side shower with plenty of hot fresh water.

Meals

On Juliet, no one goes hungry – the cuisine on board is that irresistible. Home-cooked meals are served buffet-style, complete with delicious desserts and plenty of prepared snacks in between. Beverages – including a wide variety of beers, wines, and a full bar – are included! Have allergies? We can accommodate any and all allergies and dietary restrictions, just be sure to let us know in advance.

Our Crew

We pride ourselves on the quality of our crew. While our main focus is safety (and we certainly know how to have fun), your five-member crew will also provide you with the highest level of service, professionalism, knowledge, enthusiasm, and experience while making you feel like part of the diving family!

Captain and Engineer

Our captains are some of the most experienced in the dive industry, many with over ten years of experience. All of our captains are required to be at least 150 ton United States Coast Guard Masters which means they’ve endured rigorous training and testing to ensure the highest level of safety and knowledge. But they are certainly not all work and no play! They are also experienced free divers and knowledgeable scuba divers as well – ask your captain to take you diving! You won’t be disappointed.

Chef

Highly qualified with years of experience in the galley and on the water, our chefs are able to provide quality home-cooked meals in any and all sea conditions, and can accommodate all dietary preferences and restrictions – all you have to do is ask.

Dive Master and Marine Biologist

Also our safety officers, all of our dive masters are SCUBA instructors with many years of experience, and are fully trained in CPR and First Aid. They are passionate about what they do, sharing their passion for the ocean with the guests, and having a blast doing what they love. And not every liveaboard has an educator on board – but we do! Each morning you can learn about marine topics like corals, fish ID, wild dolphins, sharks, and lionfish. Don’t miss out on the Fish of the Dive!

Boat Cat

We do occasionally have a boat cat on board, he’s pretty sweet and the life of the party. If you have mild allergies don’t worry, he doesn’t go into the cabins down below unless he is welcomed in. He mostly stays in the main salon and captains quarters, and sometimes wanders out on deck – his favorite time to get underfoot is when divers are preparing for the night dive. If you have severe allergies, please let us know so that we can make other arrangements.

Vessel Specifications

Length: 104′ | Beam 26′ 6″ | Draft: 9’6″

Sail Rig: 3 masted Schooner

Showers: 5 | Heads: 5

Features:

Nitrox | 16′ Tender | A/C | Water and ice makers | Hot water | Washer/dryer | XM Radio | Flat screen TV

Electronics:

VHF Radio | GPS | Radar | Depth sounder | Auto-pilot | Satellite e-mail | 110V outlets throughout

Safety gear:

24 person Life raft | Trauma kit | Oxygen | AED | Life rings | 30 PFDs | EPIRB