This post contains affiliate links through Amazon. Please read our Disclosure for more info. One thing you will hear across marinas in Southwest Florida is a collective groan when bringing up the subject of bottom cleaning. Our water here is some of the most aggressive, high growth seawater around. … [Read more...] about Bottom Cleaning your boat in Southwest Florida
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, June 8-10, 2017 Thursday - Weather forecast is looking better After 4 days of cloudy skies, high winds, and rough seas, we finally had a decent day forecasted. Although Thursday morning called for SW winds near 20 knots and seas at 5-7ft it was to calm down … [Read more...] about Finally some decent weather in the Dry Tortugas!
Three weeks back from our trip and I'm finally getting around to posting the video I shot while diving in the Dry Tortugas. As a recap, we ended up diving at 3 spots: Texas Rock, Davis Rock and Off Ramp. We also snorkeled a lot of other areas, but this post is about scuba diving. Diving in the Dry … [Read more...] about Diving the Dry Tortugas
After we spent a week in Key West, we left on Saturday morning and headed to Jewfish Basin to anchor for a few days. On our way there, we stopped at a local dive spot called Alexander's Wreck. Corey had found this spot on his research of dive spots in the Key West area and since it was on the way, … [Read more...] about Diving Alexander’s Wreck, Key West
So on our third day (Thursday) in the Dry Tortugas, the plan was to get up early and head out for a morning of diving. When Randy went to brush his teeth and turned on the faucet there was no water. He checked the bilge (which was previously dry) and realized that it was full of water. The night … [Read more...] about Day 3 in the Dry Tortugas: Diving, dinghy rides and running out of water
On our first full day in the Dry Tortugas (Tuesday), we left the anchorage around 7am and headed out for diving. Scott, Brandon and Matt were onboard with us and this was to be their first ocean dive, having just recently completed their dive certification. We were hoping to find a reasonably … [Read more...] about Day 1 in the Dry Tortugas: Diving, snorkeling and exploring the fort
It's been about a week since we returned from our super-awesome trip to the Dry Tortugas and Florida Keys, and we wish we were back in that crystal clear water! Adjusting back to our normal work routines has been tough and it's been even tougher finding the time to edit my dive videos from Looe Key. … [Read more...] about Diving Looe Key [Video]
After 2 great days (Sunday and Monday) diving, we were psyched to continue with our routine. On Tuesday and Wednesday we headed out early in order to grab a mooring ball at Looe Key. Both days weren't quite as calm and clear as the previous 2 days, but the diving continued to not disappoint. Since … [Read more...] about Eat, sleep, dive … repeat!
On our second day of diving in the Dry Tortugas, we decided to check out a group of mooring buoys that were all in the same vicinity of location. These buoys are Off Ramp, Davis Rock and Texas Rock: RNAB5/Off Ramp: N24°40.166 W082°54.510 RNAMB3/Davis Rock: N24° 41.208 W82° … [Read more...] about Off Ramp and Davis Rock, Dry Tortugas
The Windjammer Wreck, located less than a mile southwest of Loggerhead Key, is the most complete wreck site in the Dry Tortugas. In 1907, the large sailing vessel named Avanti struck the Loggerhead reef after a navigational error. The heavily damaged ship eventually broke apart and sank though the … [Read more...] about Windjammer wreck, Dry Tortugas