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Florida's Ten Worst Dive Sites

Discussion in 'Florida' started by deepstops, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. Fish_Whisperer

    Fish_Whisperer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: In a car underwater with time to kill....
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    :rofl3: I'll bet things were less than "festive" that night. That thing's covered with fire coral, isn't it? *shudder*

    Besides, sitting on Jesus' face has just GOT to be some really BAD karma... *wince*
     
  2. Life-Is-Good-Diver

    Life-Is-Good-Diver Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Space Coast, Florida
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    Well, besides BHB, I might as well throw beaching diving in to, geez, all that work, sand eveywhere, swim all the way out to the reefs, god I'm spolied, lol
     
  3. Walter

    Walter Instructor, Scuba

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    No arguments there, my dear friend.
     
  4. DebbyDiver

    DebbyDiver Livin' the dream ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Inland Empire, California
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    Gosh, that can be an incredibly fun and interesting experience!!!

    I used to ride my bicycle to Pennekamp with my snorkel stuff in the basket, and snorkel the mangroves around their lagoon. I used to bring non-diving out of town friends there as well. You don't need a dive operator to do it! :)
     
  5. Scuba_Dad

    Scuba_Dad Master Instructor

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Melbourne FL
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    I wondered the same thing... I started writing a post about BHB, but then I got sidetracked (it was supper time) and I never finished the post.

    What's the big deal about it? It's a photographer's dream. You see more interesting sea life there than any other place in Florida. If someone knows a place better than BHB... I'd love to try it out.

    Where else do you see Sea Horses, Pipe Fish, Flying Gyunards, Batfish, decorator crabs, Sea Robins, Spotted Eagle Rays, Snake Eels, Green Puffer, etc... I've never had a boring dive at BHB. I either see something new, something interesting, or something amazing on every dive. You just have to look around.

    I've seen the viz range from 2-100+ feet.

    btw... I'll be there again this weekend.

    BHB definitely needs to be part of the 10 best sites.

    Al
     
  6. Crazy Fingers

    Crazy Fingers Barracuda

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    Jules Undersea Lodge. It costs $35+ to dive in a 5 - 15 foot viz cesspool with no life. Yuck.
     
  7. Scubakevdm

    Scubakevdm ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    There's actually a great deal of life, some of it you won't see out on the reefs. I do think it's kinda ghetto though.
     
  8. waynel

    waynel Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Lafayette, LA
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    I agree. And so do the DM's in Key Largo. Molasses can always "salvage" a day of diving when the customers aren't really thrilled with the first dive.
     
  9. DeepSeaExplorer

    DeepSeaExplorer Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Cave Country
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    The viz can be decent if you get in the water BEFORE the IE class does! [​IMG]
     
  10. Rick Murchison

    Rick Murchison Trusty Shellback Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Gulf of Mexico
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    I spent three years trying to find a bad beer in Belgium... failed. I've been on the hunt for that bad dive site for four decades. So far, I've always managed to find something that made every site special and worthwhile. It's a matter of focus, I reckon :D
    Rick
     

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