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    Trip Report There be monsters in Pensacola waters

    This one happened to be a male, but if were a female, I still would have taken her, if she weren't bearing eggs. Apparently spiny lobster may reproduce when their carapace is 3" long, so when they are about two years old. This one's carapace was over 6". The northern gulf doesn't get the kind...
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    Trip Report There be monsters in Pensacola waters

    You are correct, it is a male.
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    Trip Report There be monsters in Pensacola waters

    Not if you prepare it correctly. In truth, I prefer the shovelnose lobster for taste, but this one tasted like a typical spiny lobster, somewhat sweet, a little chewy. I will say that these big guys are spinier and ouchier than the smaller ones.
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    Trip Report There be monsters in Pensacola waters

    Caught this guy in ~100ft of water on the Timberholes site. Estimated 6-7 lbs.
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    Trip Report Diving 10/11/2021 with Niuhi

    The day dawned a little overcast. The forecast called for 0% precipitation for an offshore trip with a full boat in Pensacola. Air temps were in the upper 70s and a little humid. Arrived at the boat at 7am ready to go offshore. A little bumpy near the pass caused us to take a little longer...
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    Dive Charters close to Mobile, AL

    I use Niuhi dive charters in West Pensacola. Spearfishing-friendly 6-pack. In fact i'm looking for a couple of divers to join a trip offshore on Monday.
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    Oriskany tips?

    it sounds like you'll be in West Pensacola, if you're using Dive Pros. Check out Hub Stacey's for Burgers and Beer, The original Point Restaurant. There's also a restaurant by the Bayou Chico marina. Don't forget your dive computer. I'm diving 3 tanks with Niuhi on Saturday, doing some...
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    Oriskany tips?

    Oriskany is a great dive, with usually good to great vis. With the 3 recent storms, the water may be a bit stirred up. I dove a couple of weeks ago (shallower) and water temps were in the high 70's with 80s on the surface. Depending on where you're staying, there are a few restaurants to...
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    Trip Report 8/21/2021 Trip with Niuhi (Pensacola)

    Niuhi has moved back to their slip at Southwind Marina, which is still undergoing repairs to damage caused by Hurricane Sally last year. Since my 8/23 trip didn't fill up, and was cancelled, I was given an option on a spot on the Saturday 2-tank midshore trip. I left New Orleans at 5:30 in...
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    Diving Pensacola Aug 23 and Sept 18

    He's got a Tuesday AM Dive to Oriskany. If you've never been there, it's a must-dive. Even if you've been there, there is lots more to see.
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    Diving Pensacola Aug 23 and Sept 18

    Hi Silt Life: I dive almost exclusively with Niuhi. They are a 6-pack. Mid-shore dives are generally 80-110ft. Since I'm the one who started this dive, I'm thinking it will be (hopefully) bridge rubble and/or hard bottom, and maybe the Brass Wreck. It depends on conditions that day, the...
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    Diving Pensacola Aug 23 and Sept 18

    Still looking for at least two more divers for a 3-tank on Monday, Aug 23.
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    Diving Pensacola Aug 23 and Sept 18

    Hey all: I've started up a trip with Niuhi on Aug 23, and Sept 18. So far, I'm the only one signed up for each 3-tank mid-shore trip. These trips are for intermediate/advanced divers. Spearos welcome. Computers mandatory, nitrox recommended. If anyone is interested, check out Niuhi Dive...
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    South Alabama

    I don't normally dive that far east. I know there is beach diving on some reef pilings out of Portofino. The closest dive shop is in Gulf Breeze or Destin.
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    South Alabama

    What's up, Egg? I've been diving Pensacola a lot lately.
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