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Can You See Me Now? Can You???

Discussion in 'General Travel and Vacation Discussions' started by John A Lewis, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. John A Lewis

    John A Lewis Scuba Media & Publications

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    Location: DFW
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    When divers get together and talk about sites, there's always one question that rears it's head.

    "What's the viz like?"

    It can be beautiful topside, warm, and fantastic in every other way, but it means nothing if you can't see the sights underwater.

    So, without further ado:

    WHERE TO GO TO FIND THE BEST VISIBILITY IN THE WORLD
     
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  2. BurhanMuntasser

    BurhanMuntasser Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Nomad
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    I have been to all of these places except the Florida Springs.
     
  3. Reku

    Reku Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Great Lakes + Northern Florida + Marsh Harbor
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    The only place I dive at on that list is the Mighty O and the springs :) - sometimes the springs get pretty silty so viz varies from amazing to horrible.
     
  4. Lefty Writer

    Lefty Writer Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: League City, Texas, United States
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    That reminds me of one of the times we were diving in Belize on a cruise stop. We were barely through the door of the dive shop before they started apologizing to us. "Just so you know, the viz isn't very good today. It was raining the last few days, and that's totally beyond our control." (Well, duhhh!)

    I asked what the viz actually was.

    "Sir, sorry, but the best we can find today is 55 feet."

    My wfie and I just looked at each other and started laughing. I had to explain to them that diving in Texas lakes usually meant that "good" viz was 5 feet.

    I believe when we actually made it out, it had improved to around 65 feet or so.
     
  5. TulsaTime

    TulsaTime Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Tulsa, OK
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    Had a similar difference of perspective regarding visibility in Turks & Caicos last November. They'd had a storm blow through the week before so we were told that visibility was going to be "poor, sometimes no better than 65 feet". The last dive my son & I did before that trip was at Lake Tenkiller. There were at least 5 groups doing OW checkout dives and they had the scuba park so stirred up that viz was literally about 18 inches. Needless to say, we were not disappointed with the "poor" visibility.
     

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