Posts from December 2017

Dec 29: Last Dive Days of 2017

Friday, December 29, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temp-62 degrees, warmed to 82 by mid-day. The water temp is still 77 degrees, combined with light winds, a south current and 70’ plus visibility, December continues to be awesome for diving this year.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew-Tom Campbell, Stephen Norris, Helen Rodney, Kelly Johnson, Andrew Rubin, Jack Harari, and myself with Bruce Paul driving.

Dive, Dive, Dive

We wanted to get one more dive in before the end of the year as the grouper season ends

Dec 23: Memories For a Lifetime

Saturday, December 23, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temp-64 degrees, warmed to 80 by mid-day. The water temperature has been a consistent 77 degrees with a south current and 60-foot of visibility.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew-Tom Campbell, Richard Rice, Peter de Villers and Chris de Villers, Susie Maniscalco and myself with Bruce Paul and Angie driving.

Dive, Dive, Dive

This was Susie’s last day of diving with us in the Greater Fort Lauderdale area as she was heading back to Oregon in the next few days.

Dec 22: Putting Fish in the Boat

Friday, December 22, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 63 degrees, warming to 82 degrees by 10am. A gentle southeast wind, 77-degree water temperature with flat seas, a very mild north current and visibility of 50 feet. The diving conditions continue to be nothing short of spectacular over the last few weeks.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew-Chuck Van Buskirk, Andrew Rubin, Susie Maniscalco and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

From Deerfield Beach, we headed south along the Intracoastal to the Hillsboro

Dec 19: Two Days = Two Fish

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temp-66 degrees, warmed to 81 by mid-day. The water temp has been a consistent 77 degrees for the past two weeks. Combined with light winds, a south current and 70’ plus visibility, it made for an outstanding diving and boating day off Fort Lauderdale.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew-Tom Campbell, Stephen Norris, Carmine Dilorenzo, Susie Maniscalco and myself with Shelby Barras driving.

Dive, Dive, Dive

The diving conditions have been nothing short of

Dec 14: Take Me Spearfishing

Thursday, December 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 44 degrees, which was a little chilly by South Florida standards. The sun was shining, and the outside air warmed to 71 degrees by mid-morning, with the water temp at 77 degrees. A very mild north current and 50-foot of visibility with one-foot seas.

Vessel & Crew

Commercial Dive Charter-Lady Go Diver-46’ Newton dive boat-Captain Bradley and Gabe as the Dive Master

Crew-Susie Maniscalco of Bend, Oregon, was my dive buddy today and she

Dec 12: Top to Bottom Visibility

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 45 degrees, warming to 71 degrees by 10am with bright sunshine. A mild west wind and 79-degree water temperature with one-foot waves, a moderate north current and visibility of over 70 feet.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew-Chuck Van Buskirk, Carmine Dilorenzo, Francisco Loffredi and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

We headed south toward the Hillsboro Inlet and stopped at the Lighthouse Point Marina www.lhpmarina.com for some much-needed fuel. We

Dec 6: A Rich Nautical View

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

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temperature - 66 degrees, warming to 80 degrees by 10am. A gentle southeast wind, 79-degree water temperature with one-foot waves, a very mild north current and visibility of 50 feet.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew-Chuck Van Buskirk, Carmine Dilorenzo and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

We headed south along the Intracoastal Waterway from Deerfield Beach to the Hillsboro Inlet and continued south to an area off the second reef, north of the Pompano fishing pier.

Dec 3: Engagement During the Surface Interval

Sunday, December 3, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temp-75 degrees, warmed to 84 degrees,

79-degree water temp with a one-two-foot seas and a south current with 60-foot of visibility. The weather has been nice this week and it was great to dive on another spectacular day.

Vessel & Crew

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

Crew-Tom Campbell, Stephen Norris, Megan Nicole Romine and myself. Bruce Paul and Angie Vilar Rocabado were driving the boat as Bruce had an injury to his knee, prohibiting from diving.

Dive, Dive, Dive

All of us

Dec 1: Sea Siren - Dive It All

Friday, December 1, 2017 9:00 AM by Chiefy

Underwater Report

8am-outside air temp-68 degrees, warmed to 80 degrees, with 79-degree water temp with two-three-foot seas, a south current and very nice 60-foot visibility.

Vessel & Crew

Private Charter-Sea Siren 46’ Newton Dive Charter for Pompano Dive Center pompanodivecenter.com . We were checked in by Manager Tony Ernst and directed to the Sea Siren with Captain Matt Heath and Dive Masters Sarah Hollifield and Tilia Byerly.

Crew-Deerfield Beach resident Chris Magon, Cape Coral resident Matthew Fay and myself.

Dive, Dive, Dive

Pompano