Posts from January 2018

Jan 24: Adding a New Chiefy Crew Member

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 2:00 PM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 70 degrees, warming to 77 degrees by 10am. A southeast wind, 73-degree water temperature with one-foot seas, a mild north current and visibility of 40 feet.

Vessel & Crew

Private vessel-Chiefy (29’ Sea Vee with twin 300 hp Mercury Verados)

Crew-Tom Campbell, Carmine Dilorenzo and myself. We added Eric Tatoy as a new Chiefy crew member today.

Dive, Dive, Dive

It’s always an ideal situation if we have four divers on my boat, so today we extended an invitation to Eric Tatoy. Having four divers allows

Jan 20: Nautical Treasures for Everyone

Saturday, January 20, 2018 2:00 PM by Chiefy

The 28th Annual Lighthouse Point/Pompano Beach Nautical Flea Market was held on Saturday and Sunday, January 20th and 21st at the Pompano Community Park. It never disappoints folks looking for that nautical treasure. Started at Dan Witt Park in Lighthouse Point with just a few vendors, it moved many years ago to it’s present location. However, this is the first time it’s been sold out, with over 200 vendors filling up 360 booths.

The entrance fee is very reasonable at $5, with free admission for kids 12 and under. The weather was spectacular

Jan 11: Typical January Diving

Thursday, January 11, 2018 2:00 PM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 71 degrees, warming to 80 degrees by 10am. An east wind, 73-degree water temperature with seas two-three feet, a mild north current and visibility of 30 feet

Vessel & Crew

Private vessel-Chiefy (29’ Sea Vee with twin 300 hp Mercury Verados)

Crew-Chuck Van Buskirk, Tom Campbell, Carmine Dilorenzo and myself, all members of the South Florida Spearfishing Club www.spearfishing.org .

Dive, Dive, Dive

The diving in January typically is linked to the weather patterns which bring cooler temperatures and

Jan 10: Diving Doctors

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Tonight, was one of those “little nuggets” you find being tuned in to the local dive scene, bringing a tremendous amount of valuable information to divers. Force-E Dive Center force-e.com of Pompano Beach located at 1312 North Federal Highway hosted a Roundtable with the Dive Doctors.

Dr. Dan Grobman is a primary care sports medicine specialist with a specific interest in dive medicine and practices at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston. He is an Advanced Open Water diver with an Advanced Nitrox Certification including Decompression Sickness

Jan 9: Clusters of Lobsters

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 64 degrees, warming to 72 degrees by 10am. An east wind, 73-degree water temperature with seas two-three feet, a mild south current and visibility of 40 feet. We’ve experienced a cool front the last several days and it appears the water temperature has dropped from its consistent 77 degrees in December to a cool 73 degrees.

Vessel & Crew

Private vessel-Chiefy (29’ Sea Vee with twin 300 hp Mercury Verados)

Crew-Chuck Van Buskirk, Tom Campbell, Peter de Villers and myself, with Shelby Barras

Jan 1: New Year’s Day Lobster Hangover

Monday, January 1, 2018 10:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temp-57 degrees, warmed to 78 by mid-day. The water temperature is still 77 degrees and we had 50-foot of visibility with a gentle south current.

Vessel & Crew

Private vessel-Sand Diver (39’ Yellowfin with triple 300hp Yamahas)

Crew-Tom Campbell, Stephen Norris, Peter de Villers and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

There were just four brave souls this morning to dive the first day of the new year. The diving conditions were ideal, and Tom tried to recruit a bigger crew, however most everyone decided to sleep in this