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Blue Heron Bridge Trolls

Discussion in 'Florida' started by BHB ScubaTroll, Jun 20, 2011.

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  1. danvolker

    danvolker Dive Shop

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Lake Worth, Florida, United States
    Depth range is from 8 to 20 feet deep. There can be BIG fish here, and huge schools..even more so then often found on the offshore reefs.... This is an Adventure Dive..it is also for good divers, not for beginners. A beginner would be better off at the shallow breakers reef of the Breakers Hotel on Palm Beach ( the Island) or at the Lauderdale by the Sea beach dive, also good for beginners and considered a pretty dive.

    But the pumphouse dive can get your adrenaline up, and the current flow can be significant, even at slack high tide.
    You need a dive flag to do this, for certain.....right next to this dive, in mid channel, where I can't recommend you to dive, as it is hard to do this "legally"..there is a way, it is just complicated....but just see the life 40 feet away from the jetty dive...Best adventure shore dive in Florida.... - YouTube
  2. BLoaf

    BLoaf Contributor

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Tampa
    I see. The current can be a little strong at the surface.. The griend has not dived in over a year, I dont think he would be comfortable with it.
  3. thirst4theworst

    thirst4theworst Guest

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: 954
  4. Biminitwist

    Biminitwist Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Cooper City
    Sat report;
    weather, overcast with light rain
    water 78 degrees
    vis 30 ft+
    shortfin pipefish,
    small flying gurnard
    octos galore.
    mantis shrimp
    reef squid
    Pike blennies
    Band tail puffer
    Plumed Scorpionfish
    Juvenile slipper lobster approx .25 inch long
    Yellow variation of green razor fish
    Unusual gold spotted garden eel
    Spotted snake eel
    Squat urchin shrimp (finally)
    Box crabs
    Multiple blennies
    and a host of regulars plus one last minute surprise
    photos to follow....:D

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    After months of searching I have at long last found the elusive Blue Eyed White Speckled Hermit Crab....
    Life is good:D:D:D

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  5. mntlblok

    mntlblok Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pompano Beach. FL
    That's an *amazing* assortment for one dern dive - even *with* yer own personal spotter. Yer making up the one about the juvie slipper, right?? I fear I'm destined to live out my life having never seen a striated froggie. . . :depressed:


  6. Biminitwist

    Biminitwist Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Cooper City
    Who was that masked woman?

    Remember sensory overload, I even forgot a few very cool things.....
    I was videoing taping "Hairy" when I saw Mena (she had a colored plastic background slate) but only one so whoever that masked woman was she was kind enough to show me the micro slipper after I showed her Hairy.....
    Wow a challenge, black background or no :uwphotographer:

    Video someday......

    Daylight sighting..-
    . BHB-201206235920.jpg


    Hellooo BHB-201206235900.jpg

    ID please BHB-201206235916.jpg

    get this sea spider off my eyeball stalk please..... BHB-201206236087.jpg

    bad hair day BHB-201206236005.jpg

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    Ahhhh, more????

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  7. mntlblok

    mntlblok Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pompano Beach. FL
    Well, crap. I sent a nice reply and then they tell me that my "token" expired. I see that they are constantly "auto-saving". Where do I find what was "saved"?? Dammitt!!

    Anyway, that's an incredible bunch of pics and amazing assortment of cool finds on one dive. So cool!


    Last edited: Jun 24, 2012
  8. Biminitwist

    Biminitwist Regular of the Pub

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Cooper City
    Any ideas on what type of garden eel?
    Jim, Deb, anyone???

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  9. fisheyeview

    fisheyeview Divemaster

    # of Dives: I'm a Fish!
    Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL (The Diving Capital of the Worl
    The white belly says Yellow Garden Eel Heteroconger luteolus, but I have never heard of it having spots.
  10. D2Diver

    D2Diver Contributor

    Has a dual name take your pick: Heteroconger halis or Heteroconger longissimus. Most people don't get close enough to photograph the spots. I found 2 last year but the smaller one disappeared shortly after I 1st saw it. The larger one got use to photographers. I hope the one this year is as friendly (I have yet to see it). Great find. Congrats on the blue eyed speckled hermit crab too bad the froggie got in the way. They are such hams when they see photographers.
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