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Sanibel - Fort Myers diving July 2?

Discussion in 'Florida' started by ScubaJoy65, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. ScubaJoy65

    ScubaJoy65 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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  2. deepstops

    deepstops Blacklight Poster ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Location: Weston, FL
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    Dean's Dive Shop is the "good" local shop.
    That being said, there are no viable day charters I'm aware of running out of Fort Myers. I dove in Pompano Beach yesterday and Dean's had a class on boat there (140 miles from Fort Myers).

    The closest boats are up in Nokomis/Venice. Be aware, getting to 100' of water ain't cheap on the west coast of Florida.
     
  3. DebbyDiver

    DebbyDiver Livin' the dream ScubaBoard Sponsor ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Inland Empire, California
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    Our club is Fort Lauderdale-based (you posted in our club forum), so I'm going to ask a Mod to move this to the Florida Conch forum where more people will see it.
     
  4. idive2

    idive2 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Palm Beach County
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    Joy, you may want to consider Venice if the seas are not to bad and the winds
    are blowing out. We have had above average water clarity the last four weeks or so.
    There are many different locations they dive from. I like Service Club and S. Brohard
    for the parking, showers, and restrooms. Parking does seem best down
    at S. Brohard. A lot of divers like the structure and fossil beds off of Alhambra which is
    south of venice main beach and north of Service Club. Alhambra however is just a
    dead end type street with no facilities and the parking is on the side of road not to far from
    the water. My plans for the weekend are undecided but if I do get up that way I will be
    sure to post.
     
  5. ScubaJoy65

    ScubaJoy65 Contributor

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Charleston, South Carolina, United States
    320
    0
  6. Glock Diver

    Glock Diver Contributor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: SW Florida
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    I've been out to a few of those reefs, usually ARC Towers, Boxcar, or Blandas. My favorite was Boxcar, which is about 18 miles off Boca Grande, in 70' of water. There's about a 60% chance that we'll be going out on that Saturday on my boat. PM me the week before, we may just have an extra spot!
     

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