Posts from January 2017

Jan 29: Deerfield Beach Festival of the Arts

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

A spectacular, warm, sunny day greeted the visitors to the 37th 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 water of the Atlantic Ocean, the backdrop for this event was breathtaking.

The highlight of the Festival of the Arts this year was the entrance way sculpture by a local artist Emily Pinnell. A recent

Jan 27: Chiefy's Latest Dive Adventure

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 Jason along with 19 divers. There were two members of the South Florida Divers, a dive club based out of Fort Lauderdale. Met some divers from Toronto and New Jersey who were so happy to be diving in our

Jan 25: Deerfield Beach Underwater Camera

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 upsets the fisherman. After all, the Deerfield Beach International Fishing Pier is known as one of the best fishing “hot spots” in South Florida. However, it’s allowed so we could change the clean sweep

Jan 23: Nautical Treasures

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

The 27th 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. If you’re a boater, fisherman, diver or a water enthusiast, this was the place to be.

Attendance was great as the weather was in the low 80’s with a mild breeze from the west, making the conditions ideal