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Shoreline map project

Discussion in 'Deep Dixie Divers' started by Ian Popple, Jun 17, 2021.

  1. Ian Popple

    Ian Popple Contributor

    # of Dives: 5,000 - ∞
    Location: Montreal
    Hi everyone. I thought this might be of interest to the group.

    We've been working on mapping the reefs and wrecks in NW Florida for a while now and this project branched from the guidebook we just created for the region. We designed 8 of these beach signs for shore-accessible dive and snorkel sites in the Destin-Fort Walton Beach area. Hopefully these maps and the accompanying handheld waterproof cards will help people explore these artificial reefs and learn about the species that can be found there.

    This site, which you may be familiar with already, is located just a short swim off Destin Beach, east of Henderson Beach State Park. It consists of 68 artificial reef modules arranged in a series of wavy lines. Great place to spot juv snapper, triggerfish and grouper and even the occasional octopus, stingray and sea turtle. Depths range from 8 to 23 feet.

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    Jaan Leemet, Rob9876 and Buddha64 like this.
  2. Buddha64

    Buddha64 Contributor

    Nice. I just moved to NW Florida (Perdido Key) and am getting back into diving after a long hiatus. I'm going to have to drive down this weekend and check out this sign and the area around it.
  3. Rob9876

    Rob9876 Contributor

    This looks great! What are the other sites where y'all are putting up signs?
  4. TMHeimer

    TMHeimer Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Dartmouth,NS,Canada(Eastern Passage-Atlantic)
    I haven't dived around there since 2017. I know where the Crab Trap is and wonder if those artificial reefs were there back then.

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