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Fort Wetherill, Jamestown, RI

Discussion in 'New England' started by FaithC, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. Malpaso

    Malpaso Solo Diver

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    Damn, good for you, we should have gone there instead of Kings Beach. Viz was under 5' there.
     
  2. petrieps

    petrieps Solo Diver

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    Marine Life Of The North Atlantic by Andrew Martinez. I would say it's the best field guide for the area. If you want to identify something you saw diving in New England, it's in this book.

    Marine Life of the North Atlantic: Canada to Cape May: Andrew J. Martinez, Candace Storm Martinez: 9781881652359: Amazon.com: Books
     
  3. AfterDark

    AfterDark Solo Diver

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    That's a rare day when FW is better vis than Kings Beach! Next time you dive NP try Green Bridge just a little ways down the drive. The spot where there are coves on both sides of the road. Swim out the cove on the ocean side and around the 3 large rock formations you'll see outside the cove. Outside the cove swim SW / S / NE then N for the return leg. If you do it right you'll be back at the mouth of the cove. One of my favorite shore dives. To the SW you'll see Gooseberry Island the home of the natural archways.
     
  4. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

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    Thanks for the report. We did not make it Sun. Maybe next month. Sounds like you had good vis.
     
  5. jnocerin

    jnocerin Angel Fish

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    Is te groton dive with a local dive center...other details?
    Jess
    (also dove jamestown last Sunday)
     
  6. FaithC

    FaithC Nassau Grouper

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    Hi Jess,

    Yes, the Groton dive is coordinated by Scuba Shack in Rocky Hill.

    If you go to their website, under calendar is a drive & dive section. Fill out the online form to sign up and you will receive an email with all the important info.

    http://scubashackct.com/calendar/drive-dive/

    I'll see you there!
    -Faith
     
  7. TTPaws

    TTPaws IDC Staff Instructor

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    Northeast Coastal Fish (Mac's Guides) (Laminated Card): Craig MacGowan: 9780898862447: Amazon.com: Books
     
  8. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

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    FaithC, thanks for starting a Ft Wetherill thread. I would encourage others diving FW to post here to give the rest of us updates etc. If I make it out tomorrow to dive, I'll post a report.
     
  9. FaithC

    FaithC Nassau Grouper

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    I have plans to go again later this month and in Sept. too. So I will be sure to post an update as well.
     
  10. tkaelin

    tkaelin Solo Diver

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    Dove FT W today. Beautiful day. Arrived around 10:30 with the tide low and just starting to come in. First dive cove on the right down the boat ramp and around to the cove on the left. 33 mins. Max depth 28 with temps 66 at depth and 70 at surface. Vis a disappointing 3-5 but I have experienced worse. Saw a nice striped bass out at the point, some black fish, spider crabs, starfish and a flounder. Found a soft weight right out from the ramp. Could not have been there long from the looks of it. If you lost it recently just let me know. There were some divers out, not many. A large group of students heading in just as I finished my second dive. Second dive just in the cove on the right. Finished off the tank max depth 19 with a time of 15 (a 63). Hope to make it out again this summer and hope for better vis.
     
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