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Dive reports with beach/weather conditions

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

  1. divindiva69

    divindiva69 Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Venice, FL
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    Sept. 30, 2012 2:30-3:30 pm
    Service Club Park
    temp: 81
    15-18 fsw
    viz:6-12 inches
    wind:SSW 6 mph, surf a little choppy
    outgoing tide
    lots of whale snot in the water & silt on the bottom
     
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  2. 2TH DIVR

    2TH DIVR ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    10/7/2012
    Service Club
    8:45 am
    Seas Flat low tide
    Water Temp 83
    Winds E<5
    Vis 1'-8'
    Max depth 25'
    Finds 1 3" worn meg and the usual small stuff
    Red tide seems to be present, there is a red tinge to the water in places and dead fish.
     
  3. Rickelpickel

    Rickelpickel Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Englewood Fl
    300
    320
    63
    10-7-12
    Depth 25-28'
    Time 8am-12
    Tide outgoing
    seas 1'
    Winds ENE
    Viz 4-8'
    Temp 84 surface 80 bottom.
     
  4. Rickelpickel

    Rickelpickel Captain

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Englewood Fl
    300
    320
    63
    10-9-12
    Depth: 26'
    Time: 8am-12
    Tide:Outgoing
    Seas: 1' or less
    Winds:ENE 5-10
    Viz 8-12'
    Temp: 80 on the Surface and a little warmer on the bottom. +1-2 deg.
    Red Tide: Not seen in the Gulf in front of Venice Beaches. Intercoastal
    waters has some dead fish tho..

    I think the rest of the week threw this weekend is going to be great
    w/ the ENE winds and the tides shifting to higher tides in the first half
    of the day.

    Good Luck out there and as always be safe!.... Capt. Rick.
     
  5. bug catcher

    bug catcher Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Wisconsin
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    10-10-12 Alhambra beach shore dive @11:20 to 2pm wind from N.E. partly cloudy, A lot of dead fish on beach-smells bad, viz about 6ft-8ft. on bottom, 82 deg found about 20 small teeth
     
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  6. divindiva69

    divindiva69 Photographer

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Venice, FL
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    10-11-12 9:08 AM. SW of Venice Pier in 30 fsw. Wind NE 10 knots, light chop. viz 4-6 ft. Water temp 81. Tide outgoing. Was diving with Man Overboard today, less than 2 inch meg teeth found & assorted fossils. Capt Rick found a 1 inch great white tooth with serrations, very cool!
    11:23 AM in 25 fsw, Golden Beach area, Venice. Wind et al similar except less chop since we were closer to shore. Nice fossil hunting area, lots of silt tho. Red Tide not noticeable offshore in Venice but intracoastal has lots of dead fish. Found a dead juvenile bottlenose dolphin that Mote retrieved with the help of Capt. Rick, as it got entangled with the rope from a crab pot, very sad!
     
  7. 2TH DIVR

    2TH DIVR ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    838
    918
    93
    10/11/12
    Service Club
    8:45 am NE winds
    Seas <1'
    Water Temp 82
    Max Depth 23'
    Vis 3'-6'
    Finds 2 1/4" meg, 3 1/2" meg and the usual small stuff

    No signs of red tide
     
  8. COWSskateGOOD

    COWSskateGOOD Dive Charter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Venice, Florida
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    85
    28
    10/13/12
    Venice Reef
    9am 15 MPH WINDS WHOAWEE
    Temp 80*
    Vis 10-15 first dive then 7-9 Second Dive

    Almost thumbed the dives today because of the horrible winds, however vis was better then I have seen it in quite a bit....

    More details/Pics can be found here: http://divevenice.blogspot.com/
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2012
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  9. SavageRon

    SavageRon Divemaster Candidate

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Clearwater Florida
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    10/13/12 10:00 - 12:30 <br>
    Site Location Alhambra<br>
    Water Temp 80.2<br>
    Visibility 4 - 8 ft<br>
    Tide state High<br>
    Wind 13 - 17 mph NE<br>
    Surf It was a little choppy, care of the wind. (At least it was NE, not destroying the viz.)<br>
    Presence of drift algae Some, but nothing abnormal. <br>
    <br>
    Red Tide: A few dead fish on the beach, but nothing else noticeable. <br><br>

    Getting to play with a 12-14 inch batfish was pretty fun.<br>
    Each found a handful of smalls, but starting to think we're going to need a charter to find megs. <br>
    Was kinda cool being able to recognize some of you from a distance from this site. <br>
     
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  10. 2TH DIVR

    2TH DIVR ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    838
    918
    93
    10/14/12
    Service Club
    9:00 AM
    Wind E@5
    Seas Flat
    Water Temp 81
    Vis 4'-10'
    Max depth 23'
    Finds a nice 2" Golden Beach mako and the usual small stuff
     
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