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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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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Snorkeling and diving the Dry Tortugas

Since our weather forecast for the beginning of the week continued to be perfectly calm, we decided to take advantage and get in as much diving and snorkeling as possible. Later in the week called for windy and choppy conditions which would be too rough to moor to a ball and dive. We brought along …

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Fort Jefferson, Dry Tortugas, June 30 – July 2, 2014

After our towing in, Randy continued through the night to get our engine started. We were lucky he was able to get the generator started. After a sleepless night for Randy, he awoke early and began again to get the engine starting batteries charged up enough to start the engine and finish bleeding the lines. …

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Fort Myers to Key West aboard the Key West Express

This post is categorized as “Cruising”, and while we weren’t aboard the Blue Turtle for this trip, we were indeed on a ship. It’s been about 3 years since Randy, Corey and I last went to the Keys to dive and snorkel aboard my parent’s boat, Island Time. We were hoping to make it to …

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