Posts from October 2017

Oct 26: Our First "Cold" Front

Thursday, October 26, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 57 degrees, warming to 77 degrees by 10am. 81-degree water temperature with one-foot waves, a mild south current with visibility of 40 feet.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew- Chuck Van Buskirk, Andrew Rubin, Carmine Dilorenzo and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

Brrrrr was the word first thing this morning as South Florida experienced its first “cold” front of the season. And yes, 57 degrees is cold for sunny, south Florida. The good news is we warm

Oct 24: Snapper is on the Menu

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 75 degrees, warming to 87 degrees by 10am. 82-degree water temperature with two-to-three-foot waves, a mild north current with visibility of 30 feet.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew- Chuck Van Buskirk, Ben Fallon, John Strunk, Chris Magon and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

We headed south toward the Hillsboro Inlet and stopped by the Lighthouse Point Marina for some fuel. This marina is conveniently located near the inlet and has a great restaurant

Oct 18: Pompano Beach Making a Splash

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 4:00 PM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 78 degrees, warming to 88 degrees by 10am. 84-degree water temperature with one-foot waves, a mild north current but changed to a south current toward the end of the day with visibility of 30 feet.

Vessel & Crew

Private vessel-Chiefy (29’ Sea Vee with twin 300 hp Mercury Verados)
Crew- Chuck Van Buskirk, Marshall Sklar, Sue Cocking and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

Today was the first “cool front” coming into south Florida, resulting in a little cooler outside air temperatures. This shift has the

Oct 17: Honey Hole in 10ft of Water

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 4:00 PM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 80 degrees, warming to 93 degrees by 10am. 84-degree water temperature with one-foot waves, a mild north current and visibility of 40 feet.

Vessel & Crew

Private vessel-Chiefy (29’ Sea Vee with twin 300 hp Mercury Verados)
Crew- Chuck Van Buskirk, Kyle Van Buskirk, Fin Barnes and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

We put Chuck in with his son Kyle on the 30-foot reef north of the Deerfield Beach International Pier. They were excited as it had been a few years since they both had been able to scuba dive

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 80 degrees, warming to 92 degrees by 10am. 86-degree water temperature with one-foot waves, a moderate south current and visibility of 50 feet.

Vessel & Crew

Private vessel-Chiefy (29’ Sea Vee with twin 300 hp Mercury Verados)
Crew- Chuck Van Buskirk, Tom Campbell, Shelby Barras and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

We started off the day putting Chuck in a “honey hole” just north of the Deerfield Beach International Pier in only 10 feet of water. This is very shallow natural reef 200 feet off the beach.