|Posted by Joel Svendsen on August 12, 2012 at 8:05 PM||comments (0)|
Seas 2ft to calm
1 Knot Current North
Joel and Matt and captain Carlos took the Tiara out for some recreational diving off Miami. First stop was the Captain Harry Barge in 115ft straight off Government Cut. The surface was calm and no current with green water. At 20ft the clear blue water was running at 1 knot North. We landed in the sand and scootered back the barge.
We last visi...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rick Thomas on August 6, 2012 at 8:40 PM||comments (0)|
Miami Wreck Divers' Dive Report August 4, 2012
Saturday morning we met at the dock at 0800 with the hope of getting out onto the ocean ahead of a Tropical Wave sitting just east of Miami-Dade/Broward Counties. The first good sign was waking up at 0530 and not seeing a text message from Jody on my phone! We loaded out the Tiara, Carlos again making this adventure possible by driving the boat and being our top-side support. Today's manifest was David, Jody and myself as one team of three....Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rick Thomas on July 21, 2012 at 6:45 PM||comments (0)|
The Incredible Dive that Almost Didn't Happen.
July 21, 2012
The morning air was calm in Plantation this morning; my wind chimes were silent. These chimes are my first indication of the potential sea conditions. When they are ringing there's an east wind strong enough to make things miserable in the ocean off Ft. Lauderdale and make me question the viability of a dive. Upon reaching the dock, Jody established that he was 'out', was going to do the second shallow dive but didn't wa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Rick Thomas on June 2, 2012 at 8:55 PM||comments (0)|
June 2, 2012 ~ We met at the dock at 8am for a luxurious boat ride south to Key Largo; Jody had us load up the Tiara for this trip. This was a recreational double-dip on the Bibb and the Duane. Today's team consisted of Carlos, our boat-driver and surface support, Jody, Henry, David and myself. The weather was forecast to be overcast, rainy with periodic thunderstorms. We drove the boat down to Key Largo running on the inside all the way, and enjoyed flat calm seas and party cloudy skies...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joel Svendsen on May 28, 2012 at 12:55 AM||comments (0)|
This morning started out warm, clear cloudless skies. Leaving the dock and heading out towards Fowey Light, the seas were calm, maybe 1-2 with an occasional 3-ft swell. We got on-site and had to loiter while two other boats fishing the site drifted north, allowing us access. We took our time, searching with the bottom-finder for the wreck of the Pioneer One. We (Miami Wreck Divers) has been going out to this site for years, looking for conditions that would allow a dive. Up until today, all a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joel Svendsen on May 20, 2012 at 9:55 AM||comments (0)|
I knew this was going to be a great day of diving on my drive down to Coral Gables to meet Jody this morning. The sun was rising and I was jamming to STP's "Interstate Love Song" and CCR's "Have you ever seen the rain"... Beautiful sunny morning. Loaded out and left the dock at 8:15 with just one team diving; Jody and I. Carlos at the helm; Thanks! The Plan was diving the Deep Freeze (135-ft) and scootering to other wrecks; average depth of 120-ft, 40-minutes bottom time. We dove 21/35 back-g...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joel Svendsen on May 8, 2012 at 12:25 AM||comments (0)|
Saturday Morning; Cinco de Mayo-2012. Carlos at the helm; a dive team of three: Jody, David and myself. Seas were 2-3 with the occasional 4, but diminishing. We arrived on-site just before 9am to beautiful dive conditions: half-knot of current, 78-degree water and about 40-50-feet of visibility.
We splashed in, formed up fairly quickly and descended as a team to the bottom at 135-feet. Carlos dropped us almost directly on top of the Tacoma; she was only about 20-feet to the south of us....Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joel Svendsen on April 6, 2012 at 11:40 AM||comments (0)|
Miami Wreck Divers ended the month of March with a beautiful day of diving off Key Largo, returning to the wreck of the Spiegal Grove. We left the dock just after 8am in Coral Gables with Carlos at the helm of the Jupiter. Manifest was Jody, David and myself diving. David's nephew Josh came along to watch bubbles (and chum for fish). The weather was clear, sunny, light winds from the south, seas 2-4-feet offshore, near flat calm in the bay. We were on site at 10:40 after a nice run out to the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joel Svendsen on March 21, 2012 at 5:40 PM||comments (0)|
We left the dock this morning at 8:30 with prospects of beautiful weather, on our way to dive the elusive Pioneer One. She lies in 220(ish) feet of water, southeast of Fowley light. Cruising Biscayne Bay the seas were nice, but as we gained open water the seas picked up. By the time we were on station, seas were 3-5-feet, still dive-able. Unfortunately the current was running close to 3-knots. The Pioneer One was not to be visited today. Per Jody, this is indeed a difficult wreck to dive.... Read Full Post »
|Posted by Joel Svendsen on February 21, 2012 at 12:00 AM||comments (0)|
Saturday February 20 we dove the wreck of the Mystic Isle, a wreck laying due east of Key Biscayne. Dive roster was David Buhlinger, Jody Svendsen, Alex Gilson and Rick Thomas. Two teams of two. Carlos was our captain, and as always thank you Carlos for your superb boat driving.
We arrived on-site at 8:45am and were suited up and in the water by 9:10. Dive plan was :20 BT, Average Depth 180-Ft. :30 Deco, starting at 130-ft. :58 Run time.
Sea conditions were ideal, flat seas, no a...Read Full Post »