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Spiegel Grove Report and Pics 8/13/2018

Discussion in 'Florida' started by IncreaseMyT, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. IncreaseMyT

    IncreaseMyT Banned

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    So we had the boat in Marathon for the weekend to do some lobstering and dive on Sombrero reef. On the way back home yesterday (Monday) we decided to stop at Pennekamp State Park and dive the Christ of the Abyss and then me and my son dived the Spiegel Grove to round off the day. The vis was not great maybe 25 feet and 35 feet in some spots, but both the Spiegel and the Abyss were alive with fish. I will post pics from the Abyss later.

    The current was absolutely ripping and I had a feeling it would be because it was all weekend in Marathon, even on the gulf side, so bad it made free diving lobster in 12 ft hard.

    The whole family was on the boat but only me and my son went down, this is his first deep dive. So mom, daughter and her friend stayed on the boat.

    The water was the usual 87 degrees up top and it dropped to 80 ish at 100 feet. Hope you enjoy the pics.

    Check those fuzzy's your dad gave you son here we go!
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    WHATEVER you do, don't let go of the rope son.
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    Oh yea its about to get real kid
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    Daaaang its 530pm and its dinner time
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    This guy may need to lose a few pounds
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    No black spot but that really looks like a mutton to me. My buddy says its a Cubera
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    Hey kiddo! See whats inside that hole for me? hehe
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    Even the Angelfish are fat over here
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    Soooo much life
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    Once you go black........ You don't go back!
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    Last edited: Aug 14, 2018
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  2. IncreaseMyT

    IncreaseMyT Banned

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    Errrrrr son...... are we crossing?
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    Fish erywhere
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    Thats a long way up!
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    Yellow Tail sammich...... Double meat!
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    Shark heaven
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    Look son, there goes Dory
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    Nice reef u got there
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    No officer..... just passing through
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    Something has to be feeding on that
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    And there is the Permit? Looks different than usual
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  3. IncreaseMyT

    IncreaseMyT Banned

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    I know this guy has friends
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    The bacon of the sea! Hogfish
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    Where did that mooring ball go?
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    Baby Permits, I think... Mom and dad are just beyond them in the pic.
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    Spade fish showed up for dinner
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    Whatever you do son, DON'T LET GO OF THE WRECK
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    Yea or you will end up in Cuba!
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    Wait a minute......... is this our mooring ball?
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    Where are the Suits? They are there we just missed the camera shot
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    Back up a little there bud eh
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  4. IncreaseMyT

    IncreaseMyT Banned

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    Big column of fishies
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    Ok lets do this safety stop son
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    Uhmm yea did I mention to not let go of the rope?
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    That comb over!
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    Your safety done we good?
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    Ok zeek, lets do it, you did great
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    Awwwww crud!!! Where is the boat? Wrong ball bro!
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  5. IncreaseMyT

    IncreaseMyT Banned

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    LOL Yea thats a long day kid
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    Get in where you fit in
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    Eyes need to be open for the picture sir
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    Peace, Keys 2018 family trip was EPIC
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  6. MaxPat

    MaxPat Registered

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    Great pics. Looks like a good time with the family.
     
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  7. Nick Steele

    Nick Steele DIR Practitioner

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    Looks like a good trip! That current is crazy.

    Hope to make trip down that way soon but no deep stuff yet. That’s still a year away or more.

    Those baby permit look like some type of jack (maybe horse eye).
     
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  8. IncreaseMyT

    IncreaseMyT Banned

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    Current was INSANE I couldnt believe it. It was a great dive though so now my son knows how bad it can be.

    You are correct those are horse eye jack, my friend saw my pics and said the same thing, first time for me seeing them! Good eye.
     
  9. 100days-a-year

    100days-a-year Solo Diver

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    Not much on Earth better than diving with the family in good conditions.
     
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  10. IncreaseMyT

    IncreaseMyT Banned

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    Amen to that, it was awesome to see my son go down on that big wreck, he was awestruck
     
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