A photographic journey showcasing the beauty that Florida has to offer.

Posts tagged “scuba diving

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Stars & Stripes


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Trumpet Fish


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Last Dive of the Day


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Spades


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An Angry Angel


The Sun From Below Sea Level


This is what you see if you look at the sun while scuba diving.


Lobstermania!


Finally the lobsters came back out today! I haven’t seen one since the season began a few weeks ago. They were everywhere today! I could have easily taken my limit. I didn’t need that many though, so I only took home 3 lobsters. I even found one out in the open. I caught him and moved him to a better part of the reef where he could hide better. They stay fresher longer if you keep them in the ocean;)

Does anyone have a good lobster recipe to share?


Coral…or Scorpionfish?


Who likes Turtles?


Koko


Blue Eyed Blowfish


Shark Week!

Are you enjoying Shark Week? What do you think…are they man eaters or is it all Hollywood hype?

Here’s a Reef Shark that surprised us in the Keys.


Snook and his Bar Jacks


Porcupinefish


Surfacing Before the Sunset


Southern Ray


Star Power


Sea Pug


Mini Season!

Yes, there are THREE lobsters in there! Lobster Mini Season began today. For those of you who don’t know, Lobster Mini Season s a 2-day event allowing anyone with a lobster license to catch up to 12 lobsters today and tomorrow (6 in Monroe County). That’s double the limit of the regular season that begins August 6th. For more info check out BugFest-by-the-Sea, or for rules & regulations check out My FWC.


Yellow Stingray


Like Dory from Nemo



I’ve found these Grey Triggerfish are often fascinated by me being in their world. They will often come swimming up to me and follow me around for a while. Right when I forget about them, I’ll turn around and it will be right there in my face again, ready for it’s closeup! With the way their faces look painted with makeup, it’s as if they are posing for the camera. If you look closely you can see what looks like blue eye shadow, fake eyelashes and lipstick!


Wreck Creation


This is the first picture I’ve posted here that wasn’t taken by me. I handed the camera off to my wife for this shot of me exploring the Tracy wreck, aka Ken Vitale Memorial. It’s a 132 foot oil rig supply boat sitting in 70 feet of water just off the coast of Fort Lauderdale. There are many wrecks here not far from the beach, but you do still need a boat to get to them. We even swam to a 2nd wreck from this one. Some of the best diving in the States is right here in South Florida. Come down and go for a swim!