We had another great weekend diving in Key Largo. First, Congratulations to Sandy and Stephen for completing their PADI Open Water Diver. Second, Good Job to Gary and Hugh for finishing their PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. Additionally, Tim and Tristan both completed their Boat and Night Diver certifications. They are well are their way to earning their Master Scuba Diver Ratings. Well, Tristan will earn his Jr. Master Scuba Diver. In fact, he will be Scuba Outfitters first Jr Master Diver. Page and Tristan have almost finished their Digital Photography certification. We also wanted to welcome Mary and Amy as well as the Cornforth family to Scuba Outfitters.
The only downside if the summer season is ending, time to break out the wetsuits again. The water temperature is starting to cool off, but there is still plenty to see. The dives last weekend were great. There was plenty of fish Saturday Afternoon on French Reef. Saturday night’s Night dive was great at Snappers Ledge. Besides seeing a lot of fish, there was a large Green Moray Eel, a five foot Nurse Shark, and a large Southern Sting Ray.
On Sunday morning, the shallow boat went to Benwood and back to another spot on French Reef. At Benwood, there was a large Green Moray hidden under parts of the hull. Unfortunately, it was to far in for Tristan to get a picture of it. The deep boat did two dives on the Duane, we were the only dive boat on the Duane, so we had our run of the ship. Gary, Hugh, Tim, Lundy, Kevin and Jamie braved the moderate current to go down the short line tied to the stack. The second dive on the Duane we descended on the bow drifted the Duane at a depth of about 99 feet the ascended up the stern line. What an amazing drift!!