not so ugly conditions @ elbow reef today 5/25/12, pics

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  1. reefman

    reefman Manta Ray

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    luckly we headed north this AM to double south carysfort deep. intially dissapointed as the viz @ our carysfort site was nil(zero!). we observed blue water and dive boats south towards the elbow(slates creature feature on friday AM) and cruised south. abundant sunshine, light winds and 1FT seas. double on E1(only deep buoy @ the elbow), light to zero current, blue water, viz 70+ above 20FT and reducing midway thru the 1st dive to 35-50FT @ the pin(50FT deep). odd thermocline and water mixing @ depth, water temp 78F on the surface decreasing to 73-74F @ 50-91FT, it was cold on the dropoff!! as stated in an earlier thread, viz was dreadfull from molasses north until reaching the elbow. OD and rainbow reef were @ the elbow today seeking blue water! a pod of 7 bottlenose dolphins as we were leaving(hung around for about 15 min). photos courtesy of timg,




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  2. Rescue Diver68

    Rescue Diver68 Scuba Instructor

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    Nice! A bonus Dolphin too!
     
  3. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Orca

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    Thats a pretty decent run for OD. Nice of them to hunt the blue water
     
  4. reefman

    reefman Manta Ray

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    couldn't agree more. same effort from rainbow reef as well,,,,,,,,,,,,


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  5. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Orca

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    I guess you are not going out today
     
  6. reefman

    reefman Manta Ray

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    considered going but waiting for improved viz(and it will be ZOO on the water today). the elbow will be jammed if the viz still sucks everywhere else. marine forecast looks decent thru wed, maybe tomorrow depending on reports from dive opertors later today,


    reefman
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  7. timg

    timg Divemaster

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    Thanks RD68.

    Here is another dolphin shot - three of them moving by the boat.

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  8. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Orca

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    RM please post if you get some viz reports, we should be heading out sunday:goingdown:
     
  9. reefman

    reefman Manta Ray

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    just got a call from a snorkel boat captain @ grecian rocks and they have about 20FT viz. he heard viz was improved today @ molasses from their glassbottom boat. i'll hopefully post some viz reports early tomorrow AM,,,,,


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  10. conchrandy

    conchrandy Nassau Grouper

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    80 ft Spiegel today. Kudo's to OD for finding the elusive blue water this weekend. Hmm- so do we get another 10' tomorrow on Molasses?
     
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  11. deeper thoughts

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    Any reports on MO? 40-60 feet in Islamorada I heard
     
  12. conchrandy

    conchrandy Nassau Grouper

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    a whopping 20 ft on Molasses today. Don't want to even think about KL Dry Rocks. Only real vis was Elbow and Spiegel. Feel bad for all the KL tourists, hope they don't get the wrong impression.
     
  13. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Orca

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    still 20 feet yuck
     
  14. reefman

    reefman Manta Ray

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    i heard; 60FT viz spiegle, 40FT eagle and an islamorada offshore reef and 20- 60FT @ winch hole and fire coral caves@ molasses yesterday. zero wind this AM.
    staying @ the dock today, way to crowded on the water for that variable viz,,,
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  15. deeper thoughts

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    We should be heading out. I will post when I get back
     
  16. SnorkelLA

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    Where I come from 20ft is spectacular! :) hope it isn't like this when I'm down there in July
     
  17. fisheyeview

    fisheyeview Divemaster

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    Nice pictures Tim. 3 differenf Hamlet species. Love seeing this.


    Above and beyond. Great job OD.
     
  18. timg

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