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Firebrand
March 28th, 2005, 10:21 PM
For my scubaboard brothers and sisters, I am trying to put together a dive trip to Venice Beach, FL to hunt for sharks teeth on 16 April 2005. If anyone (military or civilian) is interested, reply to this thread, and we'll work something out.

Firebrand

ReefGuy
March 29th, 2005, 08:00 AM
I'm a definate maybe. I need to check the work schedules.

Firebrand
April 11th, 2005, 09:36 AM
How's it looking ReefGuy?

ReefGuy
April 11th, 2005, 09:59 AM
I can do the 16th. It's supposed to rain the middle of the week, then clear and be nice. I'm most famaliar with Alhambra, but we could hit the public beach or Casperson. I know Colin is itching to get back into the water, maybe he and Kris can come as well.

Firebrand
April 11th, 2005, 06:02 PM
Any beach is fine with me. I'm just trying to pick a place we can gather, do the introductions, and get diving. I'd love to have Colin and Kris come along, as long as the speedo is replaced by a good pair of shorts!

ReefGuy
April 11th, 2005, 07:27 PM
There's directions to Alhambra posted on the board. Do a search for alhambra and directions. I'd like to try there first, because I know it the best, and I'd like to see the conditions there. If there bad, we can drop down to casperson.

Firebrand
April 12th, 2005, 05:28 PM
Ok, I'm in. I'll rent some tanks on Friday. What time do you want to meet? I can be there any time after 0930 or so.

ReefGuy
April 12th, 2005, 06:10 PM
Earlier is better with Venice Beach. 9:30 is good with me.

simbrooks
April 12th, 2005, 06:16 PM
Earlier is better with Venice Beach. 9:30 is good with me.
Ok, i have still to work out why earlier is better, is it due to sea breezes or the water temp or just to get people to go early? - Which i have tried to be there early only to find no-one else there or being 30mins or more later than the agreed time. ;)

Any idea on viz? I know we would be destroying it, but if you cant even find the beds with <1" viz how are you supposed to find the teeth and not get eaten up by the bottom life?

ReefGuy
April 12th, 2005, 08:05 PM
Actually, it's a joke that we play on outsiders.

Typically as the day goes on, vis tends to drop. It's not always true, but most of the time. Vis, as always with VB will be hit or miss. The weather is supposed to get better (Wed, 30% chance of rain) as the week goes on. Light winds. I think we have a better than average chance of being able to read our gauges.

haveairwilldive
June 7th, 2005, 10:35 AM
For my scubaboard brothers and sisters, I am trying to put together a dive trip to Venice Beach, FL to hunt for sharks teeth on 16 April 2005. If anyone (military or civilian) is interested, reply to this thread, and we'll work something out.

Firebrand
Hi Matt,

My name is Tracy. My wife, son and I are planning a trip back down to the Venice area before to long and I'm looking for a dive buddy to go out to a place about 1 mile off shore called the "Boneyard" where I understand are shark teeth galore! I don't know much about this place other than what I read on the internet. If you know about this place, let me know if it even exist. It may be 3-6 weeks before we actually get down there so I'll have to let you know when we fine tune our vacation date. If your not available, that's fine, I'll still keep you posted on any outcome of my excursion! Keep diving and keep it safe!

Tracy
6/7/05

CBulla
June 7th, 2005, 12:33 PM
Pay attention to the rain situation.. there is currently a Red Tide going on out in the Venice Waters that makes it uncomfortable to dive or be around. You can keep up to date with the happenings of dives at that beach by visiting the FL Conch Diver forum.. one of us is always out diving there from week to week... oh the bone yard is cool and all, but I have had as much interesting luck right from the beach!

check red tide here: http://www.mote.org/~mhenry/rtupdate.phtml

conch forum: http://www.scubaboard.com/forumdisplay.php?f=55

latest cool find there: http://www.scubaboard.com/showthread.php?t=99300

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