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Old 06-14-2009, 06:13 PM   #61
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Re: Beach Vis

sli vis 6/13

bathtub area crap vis freezing water once u went 3 feet down

south of the inlet 20+ vis warm water
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Old 06-19-2009, 07:48 PM   #62
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6-19-09: Pepper Park 8-10' vis. Murky warm water with swell rolling in.
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:48 PM   #63
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6-22-09 Bathtub: 40' visibility with offshore winds.

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Old 06-24-2009, 06:02 PM   #64
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Re: Beach Vis

Where is this "bathtub" I keep hearing about? I just got into scuba and spearfishing (formerly a freshwater freedive spearfisher). I've been to Pepper a few times with only marginal visability and a nabbed small sheepshead and hogfish. I'm coming from Palm Bay. Should I try spearing the bathtub? Any other suggestions in the area?

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Old 06-24-2009, 08:22 PM   #65
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Re: Beach Vis

BathTub and Pecks Lake have world renowned Worm Rock reef in shallow water and provide refuge and home to many juvenile species including snapper, sheephead, snook and margate. Snorkeling is great and fish come through (its the ocean).

The Worm Rock Reef is alive and protected by law, so use extreme caution when crossing to the outside. I think you called the Shop today- feel free to call for more information.
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Old 06-25-2009, 12:21 PM   #66
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Punch this into your gps: 301 Se Macarthur Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996
This is the address of the House of Refuge.
Bathtub reef is at the end of the road that runs past the HOF.
Try to do a High Tide dive for more depth.
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Old 06-28-2009, 10:32 AM   #67
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Re: Beach Vis

Hey im staying in the deerfield beach area untill weds looking for a freedive spearo to show me some good beach dives if possible.. Pm me
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:48 AM   #68
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Re: Beach Vis

That was my buddy Heath. I think he's set up a dive for us with deep6 this Friday. I was thinking of checking out bathtub afterwards on the way home. Is that a decent spot to spearfish or just for fish watching?

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Old 07-08-2009, 08:44 PM   #69
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7-8-09: BathTub (again) 8-12' visibility

Great day on the water, flat as a lake and chilly below 3'. Saw baby turtles, nudibrance, snook and shot a nice margate (don't laugh!). Attracted a beautiful 7' nurse shark with ramoras in tow and got a good laugh as a friend panicked in 3' of water. Comb jellies everywhere, including down my shorts... idk if the jelly stung me or what, but I was itching good. Did I mention there were jellyfish, millions of em'. Saw absolutely no lobster and found no reason to take kayaks, hookahs and gloves out at dawn on the 29th.

Oh yeah, got a thrilling chance to scold some NY tourists who came prepared to trample the reef today! Yeah, they came equipped with close-toed-shoes and everything ready for a day of walking all over the reef. Ive been in contact with MC Parks and Recs about placing semi-permanent markers out in front of the reef explaining in simple terms STAY OFF THE REEF! since the county cant afford lifeguards...
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:11 PM   #70
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7-11-09 Bathtub. Vis 12-15' down to 6' later in the day. Jellies must have moved out, only saw a few.
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Old 07-12-2009, 09:15 PM   #71
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Gulfstream- 7/11/09

did a beach dive today saw a pretty good amount of jelly fish and got stung by a few to....

Viz-6-8ft murky and green also very hazy

fish-couple of mangroves

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Old 07-12-2009, 09:19 PM   #72
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Fort lauderdale-7/12/09

did another beach dive today at fort lauderdale.....

viz- 4-6ft on the top and 20-25ft on the bottom

Fish- shot a couple little yellow jacks and 3 hogs
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:03 PM   #73
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Re: Beach Vis

anyone have a viz report for melbourne beach or wabasso?
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Re: Beach Vis

Decent vis off coral cove today. About 25 feet or so. I saw a couple big nurse sharks, a big ray with nothing on it, and a big school of Threadfins. What was really cool was when a 50 pound target swooped into the school right under us. Didn't see anything worth shooting though
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Tarpon not target. LOL
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