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

Discussion in 'Florida Diving' started by reefman, May 25, 2012.

  1. reefman

    reefman Regular of the Pub

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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,




    reefman
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  2. Rescue Diver68

    Rescue Diver68 PADI Pro

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    Nice! A bonus Dolphin too!
     
  3. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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

    reefman Regular of the Pub

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


    reefman
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  5. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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    I guess you are not going out today
     
  6. reefman

    reefman Regular of the Pub

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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 Professional Photographer

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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 Solo Diver

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

    reefman Regular of the Pub

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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,,,,,


    reefman
    key largo
     
  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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