Blue Turtle Cruising

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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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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More diving, fishing and a visit from Sea Crazy

The diving continued this weekend with a couple of trips out to Samantha Reef.  The weather was perfect for diving and the water was smooth as glass. Samantha is an un-marked reef with no buoys so we had to be careful making sure we dropped our anchor in the sand and not on part of …

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Dive, dive, diving Marathon, Florida [Video]

This past week was spent working and catching up on chores. Finally, we went diving! Sombrero Reef is about 4 miles offshore from Marathon Marina which makes it very convenient to get in a few quick dives without all the travel time. A National Marine Sanctuary, the reef is marked by a 140 foot lighted …

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Loggerhead Key, Dry Tortugas, June 30 – July 2, 2014

After the storm and winds came through the previous evening, we were hoping for the winds to calm down some. We wanted to take the boat over to Loggerhead Key and check out the lighthouse and windjammer wreck. One thing we didn’t realize about the Dry Tortugas is that the other little islands are just …

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Work day on the river [Video]

With the cooler temperatures of winter, the marina has been a little louder and more active. Various neighboring boat projects and marina projects, such as replacing the docks and pedestals have made things a little noisier. Add to that the dredging going on in the canals, and it sometimes makes it tough to work or …

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Outside deck tour [Video]

Here’s a quick video showing the outside decks, walk arounds, and fly bridge. This was shot on our trip home from Longboat Key, where we purchased the boat. My father, Captain Steve, and Randy’s father, Johnny-Boy, were along with us for the ride.