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Dive reports with beach/weather conditions

Discussion in 'Venice Fossil Divers' started by Sh@rkW@tcher, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Aristakat

    Aristakat Dive Charter

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    South CASPERSIAN
    Vis 8-9 ft
    Water temp 82
    Jelly fish showed up last few days be sure to wear skin protection like full rash guard even sun buff works for face .. still lots of great finds from hurricane Irma , one of our divers send us pics from his dive w us ..
     

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  2. MusicManBlue

    MusicManBlue Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: United States
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    10/7/2017 2p - Alhambra - My first try here and at shark toothing!

    Conditions were horrrrrible. Swells up to 7' made entry and exit with doubles cumbersome.
    Followed directions found here and elsewhere to swim out from pipes about 500' - I think this was too far, but I'll never know...
    Viz - Down to 15' about 2'. Below 16' - literally zero. The torch was useless at that point.
    At 20' I didn't find the bottom and started back in toward shore hoping to run into the ledge.
    Instead ran into a bunch of jellyfish. Ouch.
    Heavy current ended up pushing me all the way up to the lifeguard tower at the beach and earning me a 1500' walk back.

    Lotta work for 4m of dive time! I'll definitely try again. :)
     

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  3. Aristakat

    Aristakat Dive Charter

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    Compliment of hurricane Nate
    Try again after Storm
     
  4. dkramer

    dkramer Solo Diver

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    Anytime there is a system in the gulf, doesn't matter where or how strong, it's gonna bump up the water. Try again after we have had a few days of easterly winds. Doubles???? I can get 2 1/2 hrs out of one 80................doubles might be overdoing it.
     
  5. Bob Fuqua

    Bob Fuqua Solo Diver

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    Dove Alhambra this morning.
    4-6 ft viz and 81F
    Some areas had lots of sand/silt
    and other areas were fine with good
    gravel. Lots of small finds.
     
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  6. SOFDiver

    SOFDiver Captain

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    Location: Venice, FL
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    With a student off Venice Beach this morning. Viz was 6-8 feet all the way out to the blocks. After training tasks were accomplished did a bit of fossil hunting. My guy found almost a whole mammoth tooth, an almost perfect whale ear bone, and a very nice mako lower. Go figure!
     
  7. Avonthediver

    Avonthediver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Ocala, Florida
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    Viz 2-4 ft with lots of jellyfish, so bad you could feel insta sting once in the water.
    It also seem that a small red tide is going making water clarity poor.
    That being said I did end up with 266 small teeth finds all easy to see and laying around in the sand rows, I was going to make a whole day of it but the jellys made it really difficult so I called it after 124 min, not a bad morning but not great either!
     
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  8. dkramer

    dkramer Solo Diver

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    We did S Brohard this a.m. In at 9:30................out going tide..............viz 6-8 ft................water temp 80..............lots of jellies but we stayed low & had a pretty nice dive...................kinda had to dodge & run from the jellies on the way back in.
     
  9. 2TH DIVR

    2TH DIVR ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Vis 2'-6' dependant on bottom
    Water Temp 82
    Lots of jellies from shore to about 22' then didn't see any
    todays finds
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  10. Bob Fuqua

    Bob Fuqua Solo Diver

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    Sea Nettle.jpg Two boat dives today off the Pier and south. Lots of small finds. 80F. Lots of sea nettles on 2nd dive.
     
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