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New Destin Jetties

Discussion in 'Deep Dixie Divers' started by jviehe, Aug 19, 2018.

  1. jviehe

    jviehe Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
    3,091
    30
    Hey all, been a while since I dove Destin, but went back last weekend and checked out the new jetties theyre building. They have the 5 lagoons built and rocks out, but still working on the boardwalk and facilities. We snorkeled it and it was great for that, and for new divers. Lots of life on it already, maybe 20 ft deep. Water was clear, though current was ripping. You could probably drift the whole thing from south to north. Heres a short clip.
     
  2. MaxPat

    MaxPat Registered

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Slidell
    13
    10
    Sounds like a good time. I've never been to Destin. How much ground could you cover if you drifted the whole area?
     
  3. jviehe

    jviehe Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
    3,091
    30
    A good 1/3 mile just at the new north part. If you get there at slack tide you could also swim up and down. People typically dive the southern part of the east jetty which is deeper as well. I suppose if you planned it right you could do the whole thing though Ive never tried. Top part is the new area though google doesnt have what it looks like this year. itll be extended further.

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  4. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    14,597
    3,981
    Interesting. It seems the red lines are the new or projected new jetties and are off Holiday Isle. I've dived that whole area over quite a few winters. Not sure what the purpose of these jetties is--it's basically shallow and sandy around there, but deeper if you go out to the middle of the Harbor. Will be interesting to check it out the next time we're down there.
     
  5. jviehe

    jviehe Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
    3,091
    30
    The new part is just the most northern. Heres what it will look like
     

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  6. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    14,597
    3,981
    I guess it's for sand preservation. I have dived from shore at this spot, so I guess you'd now have to climb over the rocks...or maybe walk to one of those breaks in the jetty. Why do you think there are those breaks?
     

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