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Sun20Mar2005

March 20, 2005

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March 20, 2005
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Winds: 5-10 variable
Seas: 1-2 feet
Surf Temp: +/- 73F
Viz: 15-25 feet
The viz was actually better than we had hoped for, but the water was pretty chilly. The moon was also wreaking havoc with the tides. Fortunately for us, it was the good kind of havoc. We jumped in expecting to have missed slack tide altogether and were able to dive for another 1 1/2 hours.
Unfortunately, we had to cut our dive short not due to the tides, but due to a little run in with a couple of the locals I'm always telling you about. We had a special experience today, we were buzzed by not one, but 2 bull sharks. Both of them were in the 7-8 foot range. We lost the snapper, but fortunately that was all.

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Sat26Mar2005

March 26, 2005

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March 26, 2005
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Winds: 5 SE
Seas: 1-2 feet
Surf Temp: 79F
Viz: 30-40 feet
Today was a beautiful day for diving in Miami. Unfortunately, the fish didn't seem to agree with us. The water was crystal clear all the way to Soldier Key, but we just didn't find the fish. We shot a couple, but we didn't really run into the numbers we are accustomed to. All in all, still a great day of diving.

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Sat28May2005

May 27, 2005 - Memorial Day

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May 27, 2005 - Memorial Day
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Winds: 5-10 SE
Seas: 1-2ft
Surf Temp: 85F
Viz: 15-20 feet
This weekend required a little patience. The viz would start out at about 5-10 feet until well after high tide had rolled in.  Once the tide slacked off and you gave it a little time, the viz would more than double. We tried a couple of our offshore patch reef spots, but the mangroves haven't started to move offshore to spawn yet. Give it a couple of weeks and we should be pushing them off with a stick (preferrably a sharp pointy metal stick with a barb at the end:).

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Sun5Jun2005

June 4-5, 2005

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June 4-5, 2005
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Winds: 15-20 Sat, 5-10 Sun
Seas: 2-4 Sat, 1-2 Sun
Surf Temp: 83F
Viz: 10-20 feet
Things started out pretty ugly this weekend. Saturday was blowing a solid 15-20 mph  from the East/SouthEas. We tried to make the best of it, but the wind and the seas made it less than hospitable.
Sunday was thankfully a different story. The winds laid down completely and gave us a chance to get some diving in. The water was surprisingly clear considering the prior days conditiions. We were able to bag a few fish and spend the rest of the day boating with the family too.

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