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Best PCB Inshore Sites?

Discussion in 'Deep Dixie Divers' started by ResortDiver850, Aug 4, 2017.

  1. ResortDiver850

    ResortDiver850 Registered

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    Hello,

    Could I get some recommendations for the best Inshore dive sites for PCB?

    I've been to Black Bart and Stage 2.

    I am also considering an offshore trip, but I am a fairly new diver. I am not comfortable diving to 100 ft with an insta buddy at this point. What does hiring a dive guide usually cost?

    Thank you!
     
  2. fish149

    fish149 Photographer

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    Red sea is nice. Did a night dive on it once and saw a pretty big turtle on the bottom.

    I hired a guide when I first dove there with my newly certified daughter. It cost $50 at the time, 2009.
     
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
  3. Skeptic14

    Skeptic14 Contributor

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    The black bart is a good one. Red sea and strength are supposedly really nice dives as well but I haven't done either. There are several bridge span sites that can be interesting inshore too.

    You'll have to ask the specific dive op on the guide price, some I think it might only be $25.
     
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  4. Hoag

    Hoag Contributor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: SW Ontario - Just outside of the GTHA
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    I did my Open Water Dives for my OW Course on the Black Bart. (Fond memories.)
     
  5. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Solo Diver

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    lots of inshore bridge spans, stage 2 can be good though it has a low profile. there's a barge, forget the name but it's inshore. the liberty ship. there's another inshore wreck that gets dove a lot, forget the name. quite a lot of sites without having to go offshore.
     
  6. txgoose

    txgoose REEF Volunteer

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    Not an endorsement of PCDC. Hoping to dive with them Monday for the first time in the ocean. That said, it is a listing of inshore dive sites.

    PCDC Website
     
  7. jviehe

    jviehe Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
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    Strength is a great inshore dive. Its a mine sweeper broken in half. Chickasaw, Hovercraft.
     
  8. ResortDiver850

    ResortDiver850 Registered

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I dove with Panama City Dive Charters last year, and had a good time. They even called a bunch of local divers to put together a late season trip for me. Very cool.

    The captain asked for suggestions last time, and I want to be prepared with some ideas when I go back.
     
  9. Wayward Son

    Wayward Son Solo Diver

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    the Strength is the one I was trying to remember. as I recall it's 60, 65' or so to the sand. be sure to take a light & look in the holes. those fish are pretty good at hiding inside :wink:
     
  10. flyingDiver75

    flyingDiver75 Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL
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    Red Sea & Strength are pretty common destinations for inshore trips, sometimes swapping one out for a bridge span.

    Here are some gopro videos and pics from a trip I made last year:
    Strength
    Red Sea
     

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