All the Big Fish are Here, Where are You?

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Summer conditions have completely settled in after thr last minute cold fronts of May tried to throw us for a loop. We have been seeing amazing conditions early on this year, so far, May has brought our afternoon showers, great visibility in the ranges of 100+ feet on the deep wrecks to 60+ feet on the barrier reef. The big pelagic fish and many other migrating species are everywhere now. We have been seeing a lot more charter boats coming in with multiple mahi flags flying indicating a catch in the last couple weeks and huge tarpon are rolling in the main ship channel of Key West now. By the time you read this, the tarpon and the bigger guys that follow (hammerheads) will soon settle into the reefs and deeper, cooler water on USNS Vandenberg. If you’re not familiar with USNS Vandenberg then you must change that immediately. First check it out on the web then pick up the phone. It’s the second largest and first easiest to dive artificial reef IN THE WORLD! Going back to a subject I wrote about a few months ago, M/V Sea Eagle’s retirement and the arrival of our new boat. The Sea Eagle is still running strong and may be for most of  2015, however we will be bringing our new 46 Ft Newton Dive boat to Key West early this month and we should have her running trips by the second week of June or maybe earlier. If you’re not familiar with these boats, you’ll be please to see the arrangement. These are first class dive boats, they have long, wide bench seats with tank holders behind each seat so you can get geared up without ever lifting a SCUBA tank. The decks are low and the dive platform and ladders make for a very easy three step climb back aboard. We’re looking forward to outfitting and operating the new boat. If you get a chance, come down and check it out. One last note, there are a lot of boaters on the water, so brush up on the rules of the road and keep a sharp eye out there for the ones that aren’t aware of the many boating rules. It’s best said by saying..... stay safe and happy diving, we’ll see you on the water. [gallery link="file" ids="3839,3843,3841,3840,3842,3838"]


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