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- Pompano Beach, FL
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- I just don't log dives
I don't understand that statement. I'm not trying to be combative, I'm just trying to understand. So if you don't have to take a boat to it it's not the real thing? If you don't go "off shore" it's not the real thing?
BHB is a very unique site because of the tides and it's location in Lake Worth Lagoon and proximity to a very large inlet. It is in no way fake. The bridge is obviously man made as is the park/beach but the life that occupies the site is 100% real and natural. It is a breeding ground for many species found in our waters. You will see things in aggregate at BHB that you won't see anywhere else in the same aggregation. I don't understand how it isn't the "real thing." It's not a reef or a shipwreck. It is a shallow lagoon/estuary. That doesn't make it not the real thing. That just makes it a different, unique thing.
You're absolutely welcome to your opinion. No worries there. I'm not trying to change anyone's mind. I just don't understand the logic behind it.
Yes... I realize I sound combative and don't mean to.
It isn't that I think you HAVE to be in a boat or even in open water, you certainly "feel" the power of the water in the bridge with the tides.
What I see with the BHB experience is a package experience that requires a lot of compromises for a final result that is "less than" in my opinion.
Like everything I see reasons to override this opinion: a photographer looking for a particular species, for someone that lives very close by, for the traveler that got weathered out.
What I don't see is to plan a trip from far away and dedicate a special day to it. You've done many dives there so you know the ins and outs of the area, you know what to expect , people that see the magnificent photos and read all the hype may or may not be able to experience that advertised bliss.
That's my thing with the bridge, the expectations are not realistic. I've seen this place in the same lists as Bonaire and other amazing locations. Sorry, I certainly don't think it belongs in that level.
If I live in Ohio and Gilboa is what I have... Then great for Gilboa yeah!!!!
But in SFL the bridge is just one of the backup sites, not the top.