Jennsnina's Dive Log

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8 dives

Lauderdale by the Sea on 11/20/2017
Jennsnina
Jennsnina
Nov 20, 2017, 12:00 AM
scuba
We went there today to enjoy some easy shore diving, but the wind was too strong whipping up too much surf (ENE 17/25 kts). Parking was plenty, $2 per hour, 3 hour max right at the beach, it would have been a nice access with a short walk and benches to gear up.
Blue Heron Bridge on 11/26/2017
Jennsnina
Jennsnina
Nov 26, 2017, 12:00 AM
scuba
Very murky - the lifeguard told us that the locks are open since the hurricane and that makes the water murky. Visibility was an estimated 1 - 2 ft, so we didn't bother to go in.
Crystal River on 11/26/2017
Jennsnina
Jennsnina
Nov 26, 2017, 12:00 AM
scuba
NOT a scuba site. We went snorkeling and had a blast. The outfitters dump 50 -100 snorkelers at 8 and at 10 for 15 minutes each near Banana Island. We went between the scheduled mass events and had a dozen Manatees who wanted to interact with us all to ourselves!
Pulpit Rock on 5/6/2018
Jennsnina
Jennsnina
May 6, 2018, 12:00 AM
scuba
One hour parking limit and rather inaccessible at low tide. We tried to dive there today, but we came during low tide and while getting down to the water during high tide is already challenging, during low tide it requires a 100 yard climb over seaweed covered rocks. We picked another location further up in Maine for today. We will try again during high tide.
Nubble Light on 5/6/2018
Jennsnina
Jennsnina
May 6, 2018, 12:00 AM
scuba
Easy entry, compared to most rocky coasts. One big inclined plateau allows to walk all the way down to the water, even at low tide. Parking is right at the top of this plateau. Couldn't be easier (I'm in my mid 50s). No diving on Sundays - inconsiderate divers ruined it for the rest of us. Restrooms in the welcome center of this small park. No fees, donations welcome. 42F water, 30+ feet vis, kelp, lobster, starfish, crabs in all sizes, Raven fish.
Seal Rocks on 5/6/2018
Jennsnina
Jennsnina
May 6, 2018, 12:00 AM
scuba
One hour parking limit and rather inaccessible at low tide. We tried to dive there today, but we came during low tide and while getting down to the water during high tide is already challenging, during low tide it requires a 100 yard climb over seaweed covered rocks. We picked another location further up in Maine for today. We will try again during high tide.
Fort McClary on 7/16/2018
Jennsnina
Jennsnina
Jul 16, 2018, 12:00 AM
scuba
Easy parking, $4 per person park entrance fee, public bathrooms, maintained grounds. When the tide is coming in, there is a moderate current from the right to the left. We found that the viz improved a lot at high slack tide (from 5m to 10m). On a Sunday in July no other drivers, few visitors. We spent the whole day, four dives between low, high, and again low tide. Lush vegetation, many lobsters and crabs. Very few fishes. Only one close motorboat the whole day. Easy underwater navigation.
Biddeford Pool on 7/21/2018
Jennsnina
Jennsnina
Jul 21, 2018, 12:00 AM
scuba
Super easy access (short carry from the car to the shore, and several easy sand or gravel entries). Very protected from the surge at every tide level. Starts out very shallow (3m sand, lots of flounders), then quickly drops to 6m. Great for the beginners in our group. We will come back and explore further!