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  1. Johnoly

    WPB Rpt Oct26- Auto Pilot Yacht's Suck!!

    A nice shopping day today in West Palm Beach. Went both North and South of the inlet running up and down the grocery aisles and finding a nice selection. With the the Fort Lauderdale Boat Show this weekend and every big shopping cart yacht on autopilot, they are just aiming to sideswipe our...
  2. Johnoly

    Jupiter Rpt Oct23 - Nice Wkend

    It's a fun dive weekend with great dives today plus 300 diver's at the 6pm party tonite with PBCDA at the Loggerhead Turtle rescue venue. Conditions in Jupiter today on Republic 4 at JDC were 2-3's topside, 50ft hazy viz, bottom temps at 80, & 1/2knt current. Got to splash with SB posters...
  3. Johnoly

    Jupiter Rpt Oct 8 - Bugs

    I caught these lobsters on the second most popular Reef in Jupiter that thousands of divers hit every year. The site is called Bluffs and conditions today were 79 degrees on the bottom, 1/2 knot of current and 70 ft of viz. Just glassy one foot rollers on the surface. It's going to be nice this...
  4. Johnoly

    Jupiter Rpt Sep 30 -~-~ Bouncy

    My gills are drying out after a month with no salt water so jumped on Divocean. Real bouncy at 3-5 footers today, but below was 79 degrees, 1.5knt current and 70 feet of viz. Switched it up with chicken and pork egg rolls for boat food today. 2nd dive I had a bad leak as soon as I splashed and...
  5. Johnoly

    The 2021 New SB board

    Look around and breathe in that new car smell. I like the new board!!
  6. Johnoly

    Jupiter Rpt Sep 03 - Sleep in Late>then Go Dive

    Normally like most morning divers I'm waking up well before the crack of dawn an hauling my sleepy butt to the dock. But today Jupiter Dive Center had a dedicated lobster & lionfish dive trip leaving at 1:30pm. No need to smash the alarm's snooze button,,,,Just sleep in late and slide up to the...
  7. Johnoly

    Dive Rpt – SB's Goliath Dives 2021

    That was the biggest parking lot of Goliath Groupers I've seen this year !! Looked like a Volkswagen Beetle car dealership lot under water with them all lined up side by side. Easily 70 GG's. Manatee Diver posted back in July he was going diving for Goliath Groupers and did anyone want to go...
  8. Johnoly

    Jupiter Rpt Aug 13 - Calm B > 4 the Storm

    You don't know if you don't go. It's a Friday the 13th,, a big weather system aiming at Florida and your gills are dry. Can't be that unlucky, it's dive time! Calm before the storm conditions today in Jupiter. 78 degree water temps with a touch nippy on the very bottom, 70 feet of visibility...
  9. Johnoly

    Jupiter Rpt Aug 6 - Lobster Opening Day

    Jumped on ScubaWorks' boat DivOcean for a 2 tanker. Seas flat, viz 90 ft, screaming 3 knot current and 81 toasty degrees on the bottom. 1st drop in 95 deep and just single bugs in each hole. Limited on bugs in the end. Just three tiny lionfish cleaned off the reef today which is going to make it...
  10. Johnoly

    JUP Rpt – Mini Day 2 > Better & Deeper

    I dove with @CosbySweater on Mini Day 1 and his excellent report is { Here } Almost the same 68 degree conditions but we decided to go deeper at 95ft since that's where everyone was seeing bugs. My 1st drop was great, Bugs friggin everywhere, it's looked like that live lobster tank in the...
  11. Johnoly

    Jupiter Rpt July 16 - Scouting bug locations

    Jumped on the Deep Ledge 2 tank dive on JDC today. I wanted to 'scout' for lobster mini-season and was smiling the whole dive. When people ask me where are the lobsters(?) >> I just say it's not a good idea to follow behind me, I could be lost also. Conditions today were 80 degrees on the...
  12. Johnoly

    WPB Rpt Jun15- Walker's Charters Saves Me

    We met this morning at the Phil Foster Park boat ramp for a private boat trip. Our dive partners showed up with the boat and said unfortunately there is a mechanical issue and we can't dive. Started checking and calling WPB Charter boats to see what we could jump on. It was just 30 minutes...
  13. Johnoly

    WPB Rpt Jun11 - Better than Sunday!

    At last Sunday's ScubaBoard Gathering with everyone, we had some tough 7ft seas handed to us all. Today dove West Palm with Steve and BJ. Seas finally were 2ft flat and laid down nicely. Viz under the water was 50ft, Temps were 79 on the bottom and a 1.5 to 2 knots of current. Remember growing...
  14. Johnoly

    DIVE Rpt-Jupiter SB Gathering

    A full {limited load} boat at Jupiter Dive Center with a bunch of ScubaBoard members gathering together to go diving. This was one of those rare opportunities to Meet & Greet those people who you have always read their postings here and wondered what they are really like in person. Gotta tell...
  15. Johnoly

    WPB Rpt May 26 - Inspection Time !!

    Dove with Steve and BJ today and went south of West Palm Beach. It was supposed to be calming down & 2's after 12 noon, but it was 3-5's all day long. Hazy 40 feet and almost zero current. 76 degrees on the bottom but not as warm as this guy's car on fire as I was driving down the turnpike...
  16. Johnoly

    You're Invited> Jupiter SB Gathering

    Several Southeast Florida divers here post regular conditions reports for the Jupiter / West Palm area dives they do to help others. It would be great to put a face, a smile & a laugh together with a poster's name that we all read about but never met. A bunch of us are jumping on the Sunday June...
  17. Johnoly

    Jupiter Dive Rpt - The ' Bull Run '

    Every first week of May there's a short bull shark migration week from down south up the East Coast. That's the Deep ledge dive that we hit today. As soon as we back rolled, we started tapping on our guns. I'm banging on my plastic tank boot to bring the Sharks rushing up from the Reef below...
  18. Johnoly

    WPB Rpt Apr 26 - Rough Monday

    Did a weekday Monday dive today going south out of West Palm. Bug season is closed and Hogs & grouper don't open yet. That put lionfish on the menu today. Seas were calm in the morning but the wind direction changed & spiked from the weather front that came through in the afternoon doubling to...
  19. Johnoly

    WPB Rpt Mar29-Lobster's done

    Last dives to the closeout lobster season. The pandemic really had me grounded at home this season and I only used half as many tanks as in a normal bug season. Singer Island WPB conditions today were 75 degrees, 1 knot current, and really blue 100ft of viz. A few bugs and cleaned up a half...
  20. Johnoly

    JUP Rpt Feb 26-Meeting Other Members

    If you ever read another SB member's post that says they are visiting your town and going diving......JOIN THEM !! Couple of weeks ago SB's @Snoweman posted and asked about diving with sharks in Jupiter. Several SB divers posted answers to help him. I had today off so I jump on his ScubaWork's...
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