CALOOSA DIVE CLUB OF SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
Photo of the Year 2022
"Nice Looking Metal"
7 Club members joined Pura Vita Divers on their newest Neuton 46, Aurelia, July 11 for a 2-tank afternoon charter. First dive was Juno Ledge, a beautiful dive with great visibility - close to 100' - 82 degree water temp and a moderate current. When we headed down, the waves were about 0.5' and it was a little breezy. When we surfaced, we had 1-2' waves and I heard thunder immediately upon surfacing! We saw Caribbean Reef and Lemon Sharks, Goliath Grouper, many tropicals and a couple Green Morays. The ledge was beautiful with nice relief and very colorful. The second dive was the Corridor Wrecks, and the current had picked up to strong and visibility was down to about 70' - still great for West Palm Beach. It was still a very nice dive and we saw Goliath Grouper, Snook, many tropicals and there was great growth on all of the wrecks. I've often thought while diving this dive that I could spend the entire dive just on the big rock pile between the wrecks. We were scheduled to dive a Black Water dive the same evening, but it was canceled due to more storms moving into the area and a predicted 5-7' wave height. Two club members dived Sunday morning's dives, but being scheduled for the Black Water dives the night before, I didn't want to get up for those dive. I will get one of the two divers to add to my report.
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