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S.E Florida beaches closed...

Discussion in 'Florida' started by iamrushman, Mar 18, 2020.

  1. iamrushman

    iamrushman Great White

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    I'm going to start dusting off by beach diving gear....hopefully the beaches in LBTS will open soon...funny how things work, i don't think it's 25 yards from portal to ocean.
     
  2. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Today!!! Phil Foster Park opened back up!! I may try and get in a late afternoon dive tomorrow. We'll see how bad the crowds are for this afternoon's high tide.

    Of course it's opening just in time for rainy season. :confused: It dumped across SEFL yesterday afternoon and will again today and tomorrow. There goes the stellar viz. Oh well ... I'm good with low viz. I started my diving life in Indiana!
     
  3. Scuba_Jenny

    Scuba_Jenny dirty-finned dive goddess ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Well, did ya go?
    Just got off the phone with someone who did a boat dive there this afternoon. Said it was a good relaxing dive.
     
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  4. Lostdiver71

    Lostdiver71 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    I plan on hitting the BHB on Thursday, high tide is 8:07am and sunup is 6:30am, weather permitting! The truck is broken so I have to use the Subaru instead. I have found that on really early morning dives during the week the park is pretty empty. There are times that I was the only diver there. If anyone wants to meet up let me know.
     
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  5. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    No ... I said I was planning to go ‘tomorrow’ i.e. today. Currently planning to go this afternoon depending upon the afternoon storms. I will report back!
     
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  6. iamrushman

    iamrushman Great White

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    if you can dodge the afternoon storms, we will be waiting for that report....
     
  7. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Great dive this evening. Phil Foster Park was almost deserted. The rains passed through late afternoon leaving beautiful diving conditions. Only saw two other divers underwater and a few snorkelers,

    Viz was 15-20 improving to 30-40 as high tide approached. 80 F water temp.

    Great dive!

    ADDITION: While logging the dive this morning I just realized that my last dive at BHB was 3/19, the day BEFORE they closed it on 3/20. Yesterday was 5/19 and it was the day AFTER they re-opened the park on 5/18. Two months apart exactly between those two dives at the Bridge!
     
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  8. hammet

    hammet Manta Ray

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    So, who's gonna rat me out if you see me down there with my NY plates next week?
     
  9. JimBlay

    JimBlay Divin' Papaw ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Here are a few topside photos. I took these around 5:30 pm right before gearing up. You can see that the crowds at the park were very light yesterday. Almost deserted honestly. Also notice the new sign regarding social distancing. Also a photo from standing on the piling base to show you the nice viz.

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  10. OceanEyes

    OceanEyes ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Thanks for the update JimBlay. I couldn’t tell precisely from your photographs, but is the concrete pad in the second photo the place where the west side shower is/was located? Are the showers still in place or have they been removed?
     

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