Miami Wreck Exploration Project

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Posted by Joel Svendsen on January 23, 2012 at 7:30 PM Comments comments (0)

We had an awesome Rec(wreck)/Tec dive Saturday morning on the Blue Fire off Fowey Light. The four of us (David Matt, Jody and I) did a beautiful scooter dive in 120-feet. The water was 74 to 76-degrees bottom to top with about 60-70-ft of visibility, about 2-kt current at the surface, a bit less on the bottom. We did an easy hot-drop and landed right on the wreck (Thanks Carlos)!! There is an incredible amount of soft corals growing all over the wreck. The schools of bait fish/grunts swimming...

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Berry Patch

Posted by Joel Svendsen on January 3, 2012 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Last Saturday, in truly outstanding dive conditions, we dropped on the Berry Patch (150ft), and sucessfully blazed a scooter trail to the Doc De Milly. We can now confidently scooter between the Doc De Milly, Hugo's April Fool, and the Berry Patch, all on the same dive.

Matt has some great pictures on his facebook page:

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Nick C Dive Report

Posted by Joel Svendsen on January 3, 2012 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Carlos, Jody, Alex and I agreed this morning that we had probably the best diving conditions of the year. It was cool this morning, about 52-degrees, so Jody decided to take the Tiara out. Very civilized. The seas were flat calm, sky without a cloud, ...

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Dove the Doc De Milly today

Posted by Joel Svendsen on December 17, 2011 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Good vis, only a slight current and finally no jellyfish! Found Hugo's April Fool, but missed the "Berry Patch". Will have to try again for that one :).

Another big, shallow scooter dive

Posted by Joel Svendsen on September 25, 2011 at 8:10 PM Comments comments (0)

This weekend found blue water, and a little bit of current.  On one dive, 80ft average, 110FT maximum depth, 45minutes bottom time, we scootered:

727 Tail Section
Princess Britney
Paraiso III
Rio Miami
Sarah Jane
DEMA Trader

The 727 mid fusealage section was missing from the 727 site in 115FT.  I'm pretty sure that this is the same section which we recently found sitting next to the Sea Taxi in 110FT.  So we now know where the wingb...

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Big shallow scooter dive

Posted by Joel Svendsen on September 18, 2011 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (0)

This Saturday we did a big scooter dive.  60 minutes bottom time, average depth just over 70ft.  We started on the Orion, in 100FT, and continued to the Belzona One, Belzona Three, Belzona Two, Belcher Barge, Parker III Barge, Schruger's Barge, Ultra Quiz houseboat, 727 wingbox, South Seas, and the Princess Britney, so a total of 11 wrecks in one dive!

The vis was not very good, seems like the clear, cool water starts at around 100ft. 

Tortuga scooter dive

Posted by Joel Svendsen on September 7, 2011 at 12:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Dove the Tortuga (110ft), and scootered to 4 other wrecks on the same dive.  Excellent dive.  Jellyfish still a problem, but much less bad than two weeks ago.   Matt and I did 30 minutes bottom time, but really needed more; 40 minutes would have been more like it. 

Pictures from Alex

Posted by Joel Svendsen on September 1, 2011 at 3:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I added some of Alex's pictures from our recent scooter adventure from the Tacoma (120ft) to the ZT202 and Sea Taxi to the Photos section:


Customs Reef and Lakeland

Posted by Joel Svendsen on August 20, 2011 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Made a scooter dive today, hitting all three wrecks of the customs reef, plus the Lakeland and Lakeland debris field.  140FT average for 35 minutes.  Great water on the bottom, 78 degrees or so with 60+ft of vis, but very heavy jellyfish and murky vis from 70ft to the surface.   Thankful the really cold upwelling water seems to be passing....

Watson Island and ZT202

Posted by Matthew W. Hoelscher on March 23, 2011 at 10:57 AM Comments comments (0)

Saturday March 19th we dove the Watson Island Barge in 156ft of water. Visibility was good at 60ft and the seas were calm, no current. The barge has some good growth and is perfect for Lionfish. We found over 25 in all shapes and sizes. Mostly in the corners, but some were also hanging around the deepwater seafans. 

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