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SB Venice Beach Dive

Discussion in 'Florida' started by Scuba_Jenny, Apr 3, 2017.

When do you want to dive Venice Beach 2017??? You may select two.

Poll closed Apr 28, 2017.
  1. Saturday, June 10

    33.3%
  2. Saturday, June 17 (During Invasion)

    9.5%
  3. Saturday, June 24 (During Invasion)

    4.8%
  4. Saturday, July 1 (Close to July 4th)

    42.9%
  5. Saturday, July 8 (Shark Con Weekend in Tampa)

    28.6%
  6. Saturday, July 15

    61.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Just Keep Breathing ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Someone who knows the location, and when/how to do this shore dive needs to step up to drive this bus. I want to attend but have zero clue about the location, the UW conditions, etc.
     
  2. munkispank

    munkispank Manta Ray

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    Yeah, I tried it once about 15 years ago and had no clue what I was doing and therefore had no success and bailed. I hope someone in the know will be able to help out :)
     
  3. Avonthediver

    Avonthediver Solo Diver

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    I dive this area most weekends, and I would offer to help guide for the shore diving during this weekend event if needed.
     
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  4. adurso

    adurso Solo Diver

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    There was a thread for the locations once upon a time.

    In any case, generally the Alhambra site is best for meet ups.

    Google map Alhambra Road, Venice Florida, there is limited parking at the beach entrance, so pull up, unload, then park in the neighborhood somewhere.

    Walk down the beach towards the water, at the pipes, go right until you line up with the three trees seen from the beach with your back to the water.

    Surface swim from there about a hundred yards out.

    There was a small buoy over the blocks.

    Beware of boaters.

    Teeth are found in the gravel, if the bottom is sand, if you see sand dollars, there are no teeth.

    There are fish around the blocks, flounder can be quite startling.

    Every now and then manatee loom up out of the gloom and can be startling.

    Viz is generally limited.

    In my gallery are photos of the beach at Alhambra and underwater conditions.
     
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  5. adurso

    adurso Solo Diver

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    Three trees from water
     
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  6. adurso

    adurso Solo Diver

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    Area where teeth will be found.

    A good day viz is three feet
     
  7. adurso

    adurso Solo Diver

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    Area where teeth will be found.

    A good day viz is three feet
     
  8. adurso

    adurso Solo Diver

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    Area where teeth will be found.

    A good day viz is three feet
     
  9. adurso

    adurso Solo Diver

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  10. Insta-Gator

    Insta-Gator Just Keep Breathing ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Location: Venice, Florida
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    Excellent. Nice to have some experience to lead the way.
     

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