Sunday, February 19, 2017 5:00 PM by Chiefy

The sun was shining with a gentle breeze off the ocean for this year’s Deerfield Beach Pioneer Days Parade starting at 10am on Saturday, February 18.  And why not, because “it never rains on Pioneer Days.” The three-day festival kicked off Friday evening, includes a carnival, food vendors, arts & crafts and live...

Saturday, February 4, 2017 5:00 PM by Chiefy

The winter in sunny south Florida usually consists of a cool front descending down the Florida peninsula, bringing northwest winds with temperatures dipping down into the 50’s for a half-day. While this is technically “winter,” the advantage is the clear weather, sunny skies and warming temperatures these fronts bring behind them....

Friday, February 3, 2017 4:00 PM by Chiefy

Underwater Report 8am-outside air temperature - 68 degrees, warming to 74 degrees by 10am. With low humidity and a mild east wind, this was a great diving and boating day in South Florida. 73-degree water temperature with 1-2 foot waves and a very mild south current with visibility of 40 feet. Vessel & Crew Private vessel- Chiefy (29’ Sea...

Wednesday, February 1, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report 8am-outside air temp-72 degrees, warmed to 80 degrees, with a gentle breeze out of the east, the sun came out around 10am. It’s been a record breaking warm winter this year with gentle breezes and great ocean conditions for diving. 73-degree water temp with one-to-two foot waves with a mild south current and 40’...

Sunday, January 29, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

A spectacular, warm, sunny day greeted the visitors to the 37 th Annual Festival of the Arts in Deerfield Beach on Saturday, January 28. Held along Ocean Way, south of the International Fishing Pier, over 110 artists, food vendors and entertainers greeted thousands of folks. Located just steps from the white sandy beach overlooking the crystal blue...

Friday, January 27, 2017 11:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report Boarded the boat at 8:30am at Marina One in Deerfield Beach with an outside air temp of 72 degrees. The outside air warmed to 84 degrees by mid-morning with the water temp of 77 degrees. Not a bad day for January! Vessel & Crew Commercial Dive Charter- Lady Go Diver -46’ Newton dive boat. Crew-Captain Will and Divemaster...

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 8:00 AM by Chiefy

It was an ideal day for the Chiefy crew to get under the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier for a little maintenance of the underwater camera . Ocean conditions were calm as Tom Campbell, Chuck Van Buskirk and I jumped in off my 29-foot Sea Vee boat. Normally, people are prohibited from diving, boating or snorkeling near the pier, as it...

Monday, January 23, 2017 8:00 AM by Chiefy

The 27 th Annual Lighthouse Point/Pompano Nautical Flea Market took place January 21 & 22. It started at Dan Witt Park in Lighthouse Point as a small civic event, but this two-day event has found a permanent home at the Community Park in Pompano Beach. With more than 300 vendors, there were a large assortment of new and used nautical treasures....

Thursday, December 29, 2016 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report 8am-outside air temp- 71 degrees, warmed to tie the record at 85 degrees. With low humidity and no wind, this was an ideal diving and boating day in South Florida. 79-degree water temp with flat, calm ocean conditions and a very mild south current. Vessel & Crew Private vessel- Chiefy (29’ Sea Vee with twin Mercury...

Wednesday, December 28, 2016 2:00 PM by Chiefy

The location of Deerfield Beach is ideal for any boater, as you’re between two ocean access inlets, Hillsboro Inlet to the south and the Boca Inlet to the north. It’s nice to have a choice as the inlets are only a few miles in either direction. Deerfield Beach is the northern most coastal community in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area....