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House of Refuge Dive Conditions

Discussion in 'Florida' started by lukeb, Oct 13, 2010.

  1. lukeb

    lukeb Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Central Florida
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    Dived the House of Refuge today and the viz was surprisingly good (top to bottom). I'm taking advantage of the lull between the storms to try and get some beach diving in this week. Hopefully it'll stay clear until the weekend (although it's forecast to go downhill after Friday).

    The wreck is looking great as the storms have uncovered lots of the hull and decking, so there are new things to see. I did some garbage removal as well so it should look nice until the fishing boats trash it again!

    Just be careful on the entry / exit with the surge, I'm almost got wiped out on the rocks coming back into shore. If you can make it in though it is well worth the dive.

    Oh and it's still 80'f on the bottom!
     
  2. OneRestlessNative

    OneRestlessNative Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: East Coast Central Florida
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    Thanks for the report, I was checking the webcams today too. Looks like its going to be nice for a few days.
     
  3. OneRestlessNative

    OneRestlessNative Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: East Coast Central Florida
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    doublepost
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2010
  4. Orlando Eric

    Orlando Eric Instructor, Scuba

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    BEST news I got today. I will be hitting Pepper Park in the am with my doubles. I need to put some swim time in these things prior to doing deep wrecks in them. SO at pepper park on double 80's I can go in around 0900 and come out... eh 1500.
     
  5. lukeb

    lukeb Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Central Florida
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    I wish I could see the faces of the people watching your dive flag from the beach tommorow. They'll probably think you've gone to sleep down there!

    Could you post what the conditions are like afterwards? I'm trying to decide between Pepper Park and Stuart for Friday.
     
  6. Orlando Eric

    Orlando Eric Instructor, Scuba

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    I'll certainley give a report after. This is awesome I can use a nice brine soak.. crappy week.
     
  7. OneRestlessNative

    OneRestlessNative Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: East Coast Central Florida
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    What time are you considering getting wet Eric?
     

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