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Creating a jetty

Discussion in 'Deep Dixie Divers' started by jviehe, Jul 3, 2012.

  1. jviehe

    jviehe Instructor, Scuba

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    This is just a random thought, but does anyone think its possible to create a jetty somewhere east of St Andrews, such that it would provide another shore dive in that area? Im thinking alligator point as this is convinient for me, of course. Or maybe st george island. Ignoring the legal and environmental hurdles, is it as simple as dumping a bunch of rocks out for a few hundred feet to attract life?
     
  2. Hetland

    Hetland Solo Diver

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    You've got to have an inspection of materials and a permit for any reefing you plan. Talk to Robert Turpin with the Escambia County Marine Resources, and I'm sure he can put you in touch with his Counterpart in Bay or Gulf County. He can probably give you some pointers on how to get projects moving too. That guy's put a lot of reefs down since I've been diving.
     
  3. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

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  4. jviehe

    jviehe Instructor, Scuba

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    Yeah, I dont know if Ill pursue it. Was just thinking itd be nice to have a rock jetty closer to TLH. Seems like an easy way to make a dive spot. I imagine the paperwork alone would kill my enthusiasm.
     
  5. ReefHound

    ReefHound PADI Pro

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    You'd probably have to submit an environmental study to show how it might affect beach erosion in the vicinity.
     
  6. 770link770

    770link770 Divemaster Candidate

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    I'd definitely love the idea of having a jetty towards Tally, but it would probably be a big task and like you said it would probably shy you away from pursuing it. It's probably worth looking into though, I know a lot of people that would support the idea including all of FSU dive club and the Tallahassee dive community in general. Not to mention you can never have too much reef/jetty for the nice little sea creatures to call a home!
     

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