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Florida Dive Trip June 27 to July 7, 2020

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Trailboss123, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. Dan

    Dan ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The Vandenberg.
     
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  2. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Correct and The Vandenberg in Key West is just a bit bigger than the Spiegel Grove and is the 3rd.
     
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  3. gamon

    gamon Regular of the Pub

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    Vandy is the second. SG is third.
     
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  4. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Correct- sorry if I didn't make that clear in my response to @drrich2
    I mentioned originally that the SG was the 3rd in my original post.
    Richard assumed that the Oriskany was in the top 3 In terms of size- I agreed and added that the Vandy was bigger than SG, slightly:

    In terms of size:

    Oriskany #1
    Vandy #2
    SG #3

    All in Florida
     
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  5. living4experiences

    living4experiences ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Thanks for sharing your trip and all the fun details. I haven't been diving in Florida for several years, and since international dive travel is non-existent right now, I'd like to go back to Florida. You've piqued my interest in the Blue Heron Bridge. I'm a solo traveler/diver, so I'm looking for dive shops that provide guides. What dive op did you use for Blue Heron Bridge?
     
  6. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    We used one of the instructors/guides from the dive shop in Boynton Beach we had been using all week for our tank fills. Her name skips my mind right now. But, you could contact the shop to find out and book: Home | Boynton Beach Dive Center | Boynton Beach 33435

    Or you could contact E-Force Scuba which is located quite close to the Bridge and they will be able to help you also: Blue Heron Bridge Diving and Tides | Force-E Scuba Centers
     
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  7. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    The two shops that have the best guides are Pura Vida and Force-E Riviera Beach (my opinion). Those two shops are within 10 minutes of BHB and they literally have people diving the bridge every day. Their guides know where all of the cool creatures are at any given time.

    Blue Heron Bridge Diving and Tides | Force-E Scuba Centers

    Dive Blue Heron Bridge - Phil Foster Park Pura Vida Divers : Discover South Florida SCUBA Diving
     
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  8. living4experiences

    living4experiences ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Thanks! I'll check it out!
     
  9. morecowbells

    morecowbells Manta Ray

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    I loved reading about your big adventure during these stressful times. I am not familiar with Florida diving. Not to put you on the spot, but if you had a week off, would you spend it in Boynton Beach of Key Largo?
     
  10. Trailboss123

    Trailboss123 Divemaster ScubaBoard Sponsor

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    If I had to choose one over the other then I would go with Boynton Beach. The diving is more diverse and the reefs are much, much better.
     

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