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Dive reports with beach/weather conditions

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

  1. divindiva69

    divindiva69 Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Venice, FL
    most likely from all the beach renourishment that has since washed out. just what the mitigation reef was set up to do.
  2. ReefGuy

    ReefGuy Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Punta Gorda, Fl.
    yeah, but they've been there for how many years now, and barely been covered? I was just shocked at the sheer amount of washout from the last year. I'm going to attribute it to Irma.
  3. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Just Keep Breathing ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Venice, Florida
    I appreciate y'all keeping this thread active and alive. I have not dived / dove Venice beach area yet, but plan to relocate to the area within the next couple of years. I find y'alls contributions very valuable. Thanks.
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  4. Bob Fuqua

    Bob Fuqua Solo Diver

    Took my boat out for a couple dives
    Off Golden Beach and out beyond the Pier
    8-10 ft viz
    Lots of snot in the water but not much silt
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  5. divindiva69

    divindiva69 Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Venice, FL
    Service club park is now open again Toothdiver!

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  6. Avonthediver

    Avonthediver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Ocala, Florida
    Between my wife, brother & sister-in-law we bagged 1,300 small teeth yesterday off venice beach proper, surprisingly good visibility even with storms overhead we had a great time!
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  7. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida
    Sorry for the late report...

    The wife and I did a Florida road trip to Venice in early May. We did the normal beach sifting for a couple days and I was able to set up one trip with Capt. Mike on Aquanutz. On 8 May the wife dropped me at the dock and then fished the jetties and shopped while I was out.

    Anyway, after a thorough pre-dive brief by both Mike and "E" we headed out. I joked that 6" teeth were guaranteed he said yeah, 8". We laughed and laughed.

    We hit the water and vis was 15', temp 78°, not too much algae yet.
    I hit a small Meg on the first dive along with plenty of other bones.
    Second dive, lots of small teeth and then, 10' from the anchor, an 8" tooth! 700psi left but I managed to get it up. Listen to the brief is all I can say. Would have missed it if I hadn't.
    Third dive, "E" got a pretty tooth and the rest of us ended up with more smalls.

    Fun day on the water. If you get a chance, make a trip with the Aquanutz guys. Fun and easy trip. Worth the time.

    Right, pics or it didn't happen.
    I didn't say 8" Meg.
    Colombian Mammoth.

  8. 2TH DIVR

    2TH DIVR ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    Service Club
    8:45 am
    seas calm
    water temp 82
    vis 0-3'
  9. Bob Fuqua

    Bob Fuqua Solo Diver

    Took my boat down Manasota Key today
    Found a good spot, lots of small teeth and a meg
    82F and 8-10 ft viz
    Lots of dead fish from the red tide
    Lots of red patches on the surface
    But, still a pretty good day
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  10. Sh@rkW@tcher

    Sh@rkW@tcher supreme yak diver in charge

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Punta Gorda,FL
    #1 dive buddy and I went to both South Brohard and Venice public beach yesterday with the idea of diving. There are Red Tide warnings at both beaches, dead fish at both beaches and respiratory and throat irritation caused coughing when we got within 50 ft of the water.
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2018
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