Posts from November 2017

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East Fort Lauderdale

Fort Lauderdale’s origins date back to the 19 th century during the Second Seminole War. Its name references a series of forts built by the United States under the control of Major William Lauderdale. Though the first Lauderdale fort was built during the war, the city did not break ground for development for over fifty years after the conflict ended

Once a spring break getaway for voracious college students, East Fort Lauderdale has since transformed into a bustling resort destination for yacht enthusiasts and nautical

Nov 24: Black Friday Special

Friday, November 24, 2017 10:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 66 degrees, warming to 80 degrees by 10am.

79-degree water temperature with one-foot waves from a variable west wind along with 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, Andrew Rubin, John Strunk, and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

The Black Friday Special for the Chiefy Crew were the great diving conditions. The “Blockbuster Deals” today were an abundance of lobster under the ocean for

Nov 22: Pre-Thanksgiving Dive

Wednesday, November 22, 2017 10:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temp-66 degrees, warmed to 82 degrees, with a breeze out of the east. Water Temperature was 78 and visibility was 10 feet with a south current.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew-Tom Campbell, Chuck Van Buskirk, Marshall Sklar, Carmine Dilorenzo, Stephen Norris, Frank Schmidt and myself. (all members of the South Florida Spearfishing Club. www.spearfishing.org)

Dive, Dive, Dive

What do you do when it’s the day before Thanksgiving and the weather is great? Of

Nov 9: A Spectacular Dive Day in November

Thursday, November 9, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 75 degrees, warming to 87 degrees by 10am. 80-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, John Strunk, Ken Udell and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

Today was one of those dive days you pinch yourself just to make sure it’s real. Having 80-degree water temperature in November started the day along with a great crew of @Chiefycrew

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 71 degrees, warming to 85 degrees by 10am. 80-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, Ben Fallon, Joey Baleda and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

When I put the crew together for today I knew the youngsters would want a rematch. We did our first match on July 11th, but that was strictly spearfishing, as it wasn’t lobster season. The Old Guys