Divin' in Key Largo with Rainbow Reef Dive Center
(Photos by Roger Smalling)
Members of the Active Divers Association enjoyed a Chamber of Commerce day in Key Largo last Saturday, August 2. The water was calm, the visibility excellent, and the fish cooperative. What could be better?
Reef Report - July 26
Our 1st dive was to a new site called Round Window Reef. Maximum depth was 25 feet, and the visibility ws up to 30 feet. Seas were 2 to 3 feet, and there was no current. The water temperature was 85 degrees. There were schooling Blue Runners and caves filled with Copper Sweepers. Reef fish sightings including sub-tropical fish typical for the area.
We went to Emerald Reef for the 2nd dive. The depth was 25 feet, and the visibility ranged from 30 to 40 feet. There was little current and the seas were 2 feet or less. Water temperature was a scorching 88 degrees at the top, and 84 degrees at depth. Again, the fish theme was sub-tropical. Threatening weather in the form of a thunderstorm failed to develop.
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September 6 in Key Largo
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June 7 Dive - Spectacular!
This past Saturday, 11 divers descended upon Key Largo aboard Rainbow Reef's Tropical Voyager for a pair of spectacular dives! The first dive to Woody’s Reef in the French Reef complex, had 50 foot visibility. We cruised at a 30 to 50 foot depth with light current, 80 degree water temperature, very light seas, and an abundance of tropical marine life. Our second dive can only be described as Chamber of Commerce perfect. We dove on Fire Coral Reef in the popular Molasses Reef system, with 79 degree water, flat seas and an amazing 100 foot visibility! This was a picture-perfect Keys dive with sharks, turtles, morays, sting rays, large groupers, and more reef fish than we have seen in a while. Unfortunately, no one brought along a camera to record what many commented was the best dive they had been on in a long time! It doesn’t get much better than this.
--by Daryl Johnson and Dan Baeza
A common and legitimate question we hear from our members. The answer is yes and no. Some dive shops/boat captains include tanks, others do not. Their reasons vary, but some find private tanks, for example steel 120s, do not fit in in the boat's custom-designed tank racks, others consider tanks a part of their professional service. When in doubt, just refer to our dive schedule page and those operators including tanks as part of their service will display "TANKS INCLUDED". If it is not noted, tanks are not included.
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