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Discussion in 'Florida' started by jsnyder, Sep 13, 2016.

  1. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    Hope to see you tomorrow. Eric and I will be in the freedom plates.
     
  2. djtimmy77

    djtimmy77 Loggerhead Turtle

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    I'll be the big guy with the DSS rig. Mr Chen will be the big guy with the DSS rig and a beard.
     
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  3. islanddream

    islanddream ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Just returned from a two tank dive today with Jupiter Dive Center. The seas were flat, the water was warm, and we saw quite a few Goliath Groupers at the pillars by the MG-111 and at the MG-111. The top 30' of water when we dove in was pea soup. Below 30' the viz opened up nicely (40-50 feet). Absolutely no current so it was easy to go back and forth between the barge and the pillars. Nice dive! Make sure to poke around on the MG-111. We saw spotted eels, scorpion fish, a stingray, and lots of nice tropical fish. Fun!
     
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  4. uncfnp

    uncfnp Solo Diver

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    They decided to start the day on the Zion Train. There were, for me, quite a lot of GG among and around the wrecks. Then we were on the MG 111 at about 1:15. Didn't see as many grouper there but the ones present were VERY friendly! So much fun. But like you we saw lots of scorpion fish and tropicals. Some of the divers saw a grouping of three rays but we missed it. Last dive was Ana Cecilia and the Corridor. Viz was pretty bad and only saw a few Goliath but almost no current and still an enjoyable dive.

    And got to meet two of my fellow SB'ers. Enjoyed diving with both djtimmy77 and Mr Chen. Its nice meeting the real people behind the avatar!
     
  5. djtimmy77

    djtimmy77 Loggerhead Turtle

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    Nice meeting you too! Hope the rest of your dives on your trip are good too!
     
  6. islanddream

    islanddream ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    It sounds like you had two good dives! Our DM yesterday said that the Goliath Grouper aggregation is just about over. I was happy to see as many as we did. It's always fun to see those big boys and girls! It was great not to have much current, too. I've been on the Wreck Trek and the MG-111 when the current has been ripping.....I had to hold on for dear life or get blown away to the north!
     

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