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Trip Report Finally, back in SE Florida, part 2

Discussion in 'Florida' started by scubadada, Apr 21, 2021.

  1. Manatee Diver

    Manatee Diver Stop throwing lettuce at me! ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: None - Not Certified
    Location: Tampa Bay, FL
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    I've done that a couple of times on marginal days, explaining that I didn't feel safe going out even if the conditions were ok for them to go out. In most cases I've gotten refunds.
     
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  2. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Here is hoping that tomorrow works out for you!
     
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  3. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    Dive day 8, April 28

    Wow, a great last day for this visit. Did a 2 tanker with JDC this morning. There were only 5 divers, luxury. The day was warm and sunny with mild wind. Seas were 2-3, mostly 2. We had a mild north current, water temp 78 degrees, visibility 60+ feet.

    The first dive was on Bluffs, the second on Tunnels. The first dive was very relaxing, a big Goliath Grouper, a Loggerhead, one Reef Shark. The second dive was wild. Several Goliath Grouper, several Loggerhead, and Reef Sharks everywhere, for nearly the entire dive. Probably some of the same ones circling around, I recognized a couple, it was hard to tell.

    So, I was able to dive 7 out of 8 dive days this visit, 17 dives, just a little short of 17 hours. I used 3 different operators in 3 marinas to get in all my dives. I had to hustle a few days to find a ride.

    I only took my camera on a few days, but I likely got some keepers from today. I will post a few photos when I have the chance to download my camera. SE Florida has some great diving, see you next time.
     
  4. Divin'Papaw

    Divin'Papaw Hoosier expat ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: South Florida
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    Excellent. I love Tunnels!! Always alot of action the times I've dived it. Glad to see the temps and viz both improving.
     
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  5. Johnoly

    Johnoly Contributor

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    And those Reefie's like to challenge divers and come up next to them to give an eye-balling!!. I agree with @JimBlay , Tunnels (if good viz) is a fantastic dive. If a diver wants a Money-Back, Guarantee to see 'a shark', that's the site we take them to.

    The month of May can be iffy for flat seas, but June is almost always diveable every day. Let us know if you plan a June trip and we'll see if we can get a weekend group dive together with the SB posters..
     
  6. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Glad you had such a great last day of diving!
     
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  7. CosbySweater

    CosbySweater Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Jupiter, FL
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    Great report and great thread! I’ve really enjoyed reading your threads over the last several months.

    Tunnels is one of my favorite dive sites in Jupiter. It was the second site I ever dove down here when I moved last October. I made my descent and within seconds I was greeted by several friendly Goliath. I saw several Nurse and Reef Sharks that dive too. Tunnels rarely disappoints.
     
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  8. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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  9. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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    And, a few sharks:

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  10. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
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