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Bottom Cleaning your boat in Southwest Florida

This post contains affiliate links through Amazon. Please read our Disclosure for more info. PLEASE NOTE: This post is intended as a guide living aboard in Southwest Florida and how we bottom dive our boat. WE DO NOT OFFER DIVING SERVICES. Please contact a local diving company for rates for bottom cleaning. One thing you will …

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Finally some decent weather in the Dry Tortugas!

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 throughout the day and into Friday. We had …

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Spearfishing at the Tortugas Bank

Monday, June 5, 2017 Sukha and crew departed on Monday morning to head back to Key West, while our weather forecast continued to look grim. It was a cloudy, gloomy morning with SSE winds at 15kt and 2ft seas. We decided that this would be the best day to try to get in some diving since …

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Snorkeling the Dry Tortugas with Sukha and crew

Sunday, June 4, 2017 On our second day in the Dry Tortugas, the weather still wasn’t cooperating with high winds and seas that makes for poor diving conditions. With the winds coming out of the southeast, we decided to try snorkeling Little Africa since it is on the northwest side of Loggerhead Key and would possibly be …

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Snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas [Video]

dry tortugas snorkeling

I’m a bit behind on posting about the rest of our trip from Key West to Jewfish Basin where we stayed a few days, then on to Cape Romano, near Marco Island and then home. But I am finally getting around to posting some videos I took snorkeling in the Dry Tortugas. Below is video …

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Day 3 in the Dry Tortugas: Diving, dinghy rides and running out of water

The boys on our dinghy ride

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 …

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Day 2 in the Dry Tortugas: Snorkeling and more snorkeling

dry tortugas snorkeling

Our second full day in the Dry Tortugas (Wednesday) we decided to hit some snorkeling spots. Since we used up 1 tank of air on the first day of diving, we decided to spend a day snorkeling that way on Thursday would could do 2 more dives with the other tank of air. We left …

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Day 1 in the Dry Tortugas: Diving, snorkeling and exploring the fort

dry tortugas

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 priced air compressor to bring …

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Diving Looe Key [Video]

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 …

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