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Nov 2 through Nov 6 Staying in LBTS - Shore diving mostly

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Basking Ridge Diver, Oct 4, 2020.

  1. Basking Ridge Diver

    Basking Ridge Diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Jersey
    1,966
    1,010
    My wife has not shore dove in Florida other than BHB. So we are coming down and trying these dive sites. We are staying on the beach - Ocean Treasure Beachside and have access to as many tanks as we can use - I am hoping for 2 to 4 dives a day.

    Shore diving Monday through Thursday.
    Blue Heron Bridge -
    Boynton Beach Ocean Park Reef - Parking and not very deep -
    Deerfield Beach pier - Turtle Reef north of pier -
    Pompano Beach pier - Suzannes Ledge -
    SS Copenhagen wreck - LBTS - reefs run north and south
    Dania Beach Pier - Erojacks
    Perry Street Rockpile - Perry Street rocks are north and south

    Boat dive on Friday
    Lucky Fish Scuba LLC - Brentwood and 2 reefs

    Figure dive BHB a few times in the morning and then hit the sites late morning or afternoon. Maybe a night dive or two as well.
    I will have my truck so we can travel. Would you pick any other shore dive sites? I have access to two dpv's so if the current is not ripping we should be able to make most if not all of these sites. During the week I am thinking I should not have an issue parking.

    Any thoughts would be welcome. Thanks.
     
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  2. Lostdiver71

    Lostdiver71 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Jupiter, Florida, United States
    461
    344
    Those are actually good days to hit the BHB as the high tide is early enough that there shouldn't be too many people.
     
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  3. scubadada

    scubadada Diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Philadelphia and Boynton Beach
    14,672
    11,199
  4. LandonL

    LandonL ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
    620
    538
    If you are staying in LBTS why not dive the reef by Anglin Pier? Quite a lot to see here.
     
  5. Basking Ridge Diver

    Basking Ridge Diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Jersey
    1,966
    1,010
    Yep that is one stop or more - since it is outside the hotel and straight East - I figured that was when I could and I wanted to try a few more sites just to see what else was out there.
     
  6. LandonL

    LandonL ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
    620
    538
    You definitely have a nice list. I would recommend the other beach portals in LBTS besides Datura, or even down towards Loggerhead Park, or Fort Lauderdale Beach in front of Sunrise.
     
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  7. johndiver999

    johndiver999 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Gainesville FL
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    1,846
    You have a reasonable chance of being blown out by the seas. I would suggest you consider some plan B's that include some boat dives.
     
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  8. Basking Ridge Diver

    Basking Ridge Diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: New Jersey
    1,966
    1,010
    Actually I have a question related to being blown out. Are you talking rip currents or waves? If it is waves - wouldn't the boats be blown out too? The waves would not bother me but they would definitely bother my wife.
    Thanks
     
  9. Lostdiver71

    Lostdiver71 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Jupiter, Florida, United States
    461
    344
    Depending on the type of waves it could be too rough to go from shore but still acceptable to go out from a boat.
     
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  10. johndiver999

    johndiver999 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Gainesville FL
    1,767
    1,846
    swells could blow out the shallow water and mess up vis and make entry difficult, yet it could be fine diving from the boat in 80 ft of water.
     

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