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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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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 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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Eat, sleep, dive … repeat!

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 …

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Off Ramp and Davis Rock, Dry Tortugas

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° 54.450 RNAMB4/Texas Rock: N24° 40.814 W82° 53.120 …

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Windjammer wreck, 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 crew was saved. The wreck site …

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