Underwater Report 8am-outside air temp-68 degrees, warmed to 86 by mid-day. The water temp has been a consistent 77 degrees for the past two months, however, today we had 79-degree water temp. Combined with light winds, a south current and 70’ plus visibility, it made for an outstanding diving and boating day off Fort Lauderdale. The start of...

Sunday, May 21, 2017 10:00 AM by Chiefy

The team of Frick & Frack , with Captain Jimmy David, won the tournament for a record setting fourth year of the 52 nd Pompano Beach Fishing Rodeo. The conditions were bumpy for the 21 boats because of a strong easterly breeze, but the fishing was hot! The fishing rodeo is a not-for-profit corporation, so 100% of the 2017 entry fees are paid...

Saturday, May 20, 2017 10:00 AM by Chiefy

As divers spend time underwater this past decade, they’ve noticed an increase in lionfish inhabiting our reefs. This invasive species is known for its tremendous appetite and ability to reproduce unchecked as there is no known predator for this attractive looking fish. The Florida Wildlife Commission ( myfwc.com ) sponsors an annual Lionfish...

Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:00 AM by Chiefy

The fourth in the series of Dive & Dine for the Chiefy crew ranked at the top of our list so far. Crew members Andrew Rubin, John Strunk, Kamal Peters, Joey Baleda, Tom Campbell, Carmine Dilorenzo and myself were treated like royalty at the Pompano Dive Center . We were checked in by manager Tony Ernst and directed to the Sea Dog Diver with...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 10:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report 8am-outside air temp-68 degrees, warmed to 84 by mid-day. Not a cloud in the sky and low humidity. The humidity has been comfortable the last few weeks and combined with the sunshine, it’s been great diving and boating weather. 77-degree water temp with calm conditions, a south current and 70’ plus visibility. A...

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 10:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report 8am-outside air temperature - 68 degrees, warming to 84 degrees by 10am. With low humidity and a mild east wind, this was a great diving and boating day in South Florida. 77-degree water temperature with 1-2 foot waves and a very mild north current with visibility of 40 feet. Vessel & Crew Private vessel- Chiefy (29’ Sea...

Friday, April 28, 2017 11:00 AM by Chiefy

Eating fresh seafood only steps away from the white, sandy beach while rocking to music from three stages makes the Pompano Seafood Festival a unique event in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area. In its 33 rd year, the festival is one of South Florida’s longest running outdoor events. The headliner act this year was America, scheduled for...

Thursday, April 27, 2017 11:00 AM by Chiefy

South Florida Diving Headquarters Jeff Torode really took care of the Chiefy Crew today. He arranged to have Captain Bradley Williams take the five of us out on the Safari Diver . The Chiefy Crew of Kamal Peters, Chuck Van Buskirk, Andrew Rubin, John Strunk and myself were very comfortable on the boat that normally has up to 11 divers. SFDH is...

Monday, April 24, 2017 11:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report 8am-outside air temp-68 degrees, warmed to 84 degrees, with a gentle breeze out of the west. This was probably the last “cool front” for south Florida as we had some rain yesterday bringing in absolutely beautiful weather today. 77-degree water temp with one foot waves and a mild south current giving us over 60’...

Sunday, April 23, 2017 11:00 AM by Chiefy

The crowds were big and the enthusiasm electric at the 10 th Annual Blue Wild Ocean Adventure Expo . Held on Saturday and Sunday, April 22 & 23 at the Broward County Convention Center, this dive show had everything for the underwater enthusiast.  Included were over 150 vendors displaying marine art, apparel, photography, dive equipment,...