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Dive reports with beach/weather conditions

Discussion in 'Venice Fossil Divers' started by Sh@rkW@tcher, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. Rickelpickel

    Rickelpickel Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Englewood Fl
    300
    320
    Boneyard: 9am-12 2dives. temp: 68 on surface, 65 on bottom.. Viz: 1st dive 5' 2nd dive 5'-10' Little to no current. patchy silt to none. you could see the bottom 15' off the bottom... Lookin great out there! 55 megs found in total 2-3 nice makos one huge sperm whale tooth... Largest megs were a little over 3.5" but averaged 2". pics on pic page!
     
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  2. Aristakat

    Aristakat Dive Charter

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    Water temp last two days has been 66 on surface and 61 on the bottom.
    Vis 3-5 ft
    winds Sse 15-20 knts
     
  3. Rickelpickel

    Rickelpickel Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Englewood Fl
    300
    320
    We had 65 on the bottom sat and 65 on bottom sun as well.. Viz sat was 5-8' but sun was 10-15' no thermocline that i could tell... 2'-3'ers Sun,.... but with the sun out it was awesome hunting... 4.25"er was found on the boat today as well.. 2 nice rear teeth were found yesterday. pics on pic page...
     
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  4. Ted55

    Ted55 Registered

    # of Dives:
    Location: St. Lawrence River, Ontario, Canada (summer) and V
    25
    5
    Sun. Mar.13th 12:00PM
    Site Location: Manasota Key
    Water Temp: 68
    Visibility: 2 ft. down to 2 inches
    Wind direction and strength: offshore, increasing throughout morning
    Surf: 1ft. to 2ft.
    Presence of drift algae: heavy

    Attempted a fossil shore dive from Manasota Key. Vis was 2 ft. near shore but progressively worsened the further out we went. It was my 12 year old daughter's first salt water dive, I called it after 20 minutes when the vis was near zero. The water was much warmer than expected. No teeth or evidence of fossil material, however, we didn't get out very far. If the weather improves, may try again later.
     
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  5. Rickelpickel

    Rickelpickel Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Englewood Fl
    300
    320
    Did 2 dives sun.. #1 Manasota Key area... depth 27' 62 deg Time:900 calm Viz: was very murky on bottom, 2' of viz .... lost most of the light... found megs and makos tho.. #2 went back up to Venice boneyard. depth 23' 62 deg Time:1130 1' chop as wind shifted south, better viz: maybe 4-5' in areas. found a nice cheek tooth... pics on pic page.
     
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  6. Rickelpickel

    Rickelpickel Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Englewood Fl
    300
    320
    Had a group out today... Did 2 dives.... #1 Depth:28' Viz: 10-12' Temp: 63 deg #2 Depth: 24' Viz: 10-15' Temp:63 deg Found one nice sperm whale tooth... some smaller megs a bunch of partials and one nice 2" mako.... Water was flat enough to skip rocks on all day!..... Week outlook looks awesome!
     
  7. knives

    knives Dive Charter

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kingston,Ontario, Canada
    394
    8
    I was out yesterday with Megalodon Charters .....2 dives , viz was about 10 ft . water temp 18 C or 65 F , very nice dive ..:)
     
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  8. Rickelpickel

    Rickelpickel Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Englewood Fl
    300
    320
    2 dives thur the 17 th. viz 10-15' @ 26fsw temp 63 water nice and flat till about 230 then north winds picked up and was 2' seas...
     
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  9. 2TH DIVR

    2TH DIVR Solo Diver

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    3/18/11
    Service Club
    Time 3:30 pm
    Seas <1'
    Wind W @ 10
    Vis 1'-10'
    Water temp 66
    Finds small teeth
     
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  10. dkramer

    dkramer Solo Diver

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    Did S. Brohard blocks this AM. Incoming tide, temp 68, viz 5 - 7 ft. Max depth 16 ft. Found a whale vert in the middle of the reef.
     
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