Larsen's Valley – March 7, 2015

Water Temp: 74° F
Max Depth: 75 ft.
Start Time: 8:43 am
Dive Duration: 40 min.
Weather: Cloudy

Current: South @ 1.5 knot
Visibility: Horiz. 50 ft.; Vert. 50 ft.
Seas: 3’-5’
Boat: Deep Obsession
Lat/Long: 26°47.436/80°00.736

   The Teams goal for this dive was to obtain a fish count and video benthics.
   Larsen’s Valley is a natural reef consisting of a shallow valley running between the low relief ledges. Unfortunately, with the currents running south, Team was dropped in on a crater type area at the south end and missed the valley. Team saw a beautiful sea anemone and a large whelk as well as a nice variety of fish.

Royal Park Bridge – February 28, 2015

Water Temp.: 74° F
Max Depth:  78 ft.
Start Time: 10:29 am
Dive Duration: 31 minutes
Weather: Cloudy

Current: S @ 1.25 knot
Visibility: Horiz. 35 ft.
Seas: 3'-5’
Boat: Deep Obsession
Lat/Long: 26°47.687/80°01.049          

    The Teams goal for this dive was to obtain a fish count and video benthics.
   Royal Park Bridge Reef is made up of 15,000 tons of concrete, along with a 50’ tug, a 130’ barge and a 70’ barge. The concrete material was from the old Royal Park Bridge and deployed between 2000 and 2001 in 80’ of water.
   The varying rubble piles make great habitat for a large number of species. The three fish counters identified over 63 different species, including Goliath Groupers and Reef Sharks. There is also great benthic growth and inverts on this sight.

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