Posts from September 2017

Sept 28: Almost Back to Normal

Thursday, September 28, 2017 2:00 PM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 82 degrees, warming to 93 degrees by 10am. 86-degree water temperature with flat ocean conditions, a very mild south current and visibility of 50 feet.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew- Andrew Rubin, Ken Udell, John Strunk and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

It’s been almost three weeks after Hurricane Irma and we can say today things are almost back to normal. The ocean conditions were flat with incredible visibility of over 50 feet.

John and Ken

Sept 26: Getting Better All the Time

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:00 PM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 82 degrees, warming to 93 degrees by 10am. 86-degree water temperature with one-foot waves, a very mild north current and visibility of 30 feet.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew- Andrew Rubin, John Strunk and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

The best news of today was the much-improved visibility which helped us find some spiny lobster and get some fish. The better visibility also allowed us to see Hurricane Irma’s impact on the reefs. Like the wind

Sept 21: Mahi Fishing

Thursday, September 21, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temp-84 degrees, warmed to 92 degrees, with a gentle breeze out of the west. Very flat ocean conditions with barely a ripple on the water.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew-Tom Campbell, Chuck Van Buskirk, Reagan Van Buskirk, Wyatt Van Buskirk and myself. Hurricane Irma had some impact on diving with the limited visibility so the crew decided to go fishing…with hooks, bait, rods and reels.

Fish, Fish, Fish

The amount of weed off shore has been making Mahi

Sept 18: Walk This Way

Monday, September 18, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 82 degrees, warming to 93 degrees by 10am. 82-degree water temperature with flat ocean conditions, a very mild north current and visibility of less than ten feet.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew- Chuck Van Buskirk, and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

A phenomena after a hurricane is the “Lobster Walk.” This is a migratory march by spiny lobster about one week after a storm. The scientists know when this will occur, they just don’t know why. This is a

Sept 14: First Post Hurricane Irma Dive

Thursday, September 14, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

Boarded the boat at 8:30am at Marina One in Deerfield Beach with an outside air temp of 76 degrees. The outside air warmed to 88 degrees by mid-morning with the water temp of 81 degrees. We encountered a moderate north current and visibility less than ten feet.

Special Note-This was the first post Hurricane Irma dive with a drop of five degrees in water temp and very poor visibility. The reefs had some damage to a lot of the soft corals and sponges.

Vessel & Crew

Commercial Dive Charter-Lady Go Diver-46’ Newton dive boat

Sept 6: The Calm Before the Storm

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 82 degrees, warming to 93 degrees by 10am. 86-degree water temperature with one-foot waves, a strong south current initially but then slowed to almost nothing with a visibility of 40 feet.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew- Francisco Loffredi, Tyler Bo and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

Hurricane Irma is on its way and I wanted to get out for a quick dive before the storm affects the area. Tyler works at a local dive store and is also a dive instructor for

Sept 2: Summertime Diving is in Full Swing

Saturday, September 2, 2017 9:00 AM

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 82 degrees, warming to 93 degrees by 10am. 82-degree water temperature with one-foot waves, a very mild north current and visibility of 40 feet.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew- Jack Harari, Patrick Bardes and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

We’re now in a typical summertime pattern of diving. And that’s a great thing when you consider the water temperature is very mild along with great visibility and gentle currents. The start of regular spiny