Captain’s Dive Blog

Turtle Season in the Palm Beaches

We are accustomed to see turtles, here in Palm Beach, year round.  The best time to encounter the turtles off our coast is March thru October, Turtle Season!  You are bound to experience  the turtles especially during our peak season, May thru July, as they inhabit our reefs and beaches for mating and nesting. We have 5 species of turtles found in our…

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Always something special in the Palm Beaches

As winter comes to a close and Daylight Savings Time right around the corner we think about the many wonderful experiences we’ve had this winter.  Then again we have many wonderful experiences year round as there is always something special in the Palm Beaches.  Crew member Allison found 3 Bumblebee Shrimp on this Sea Cucumber. Spanish Hogfish…

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Sunshine In The Winter Time

After of week of unfavorable weather, rough seas, rain and chilling temperatures, the Sunshine finally broke through the winter cold and brought us a beautiful day of diving. Finally, sunshine in the winter time. This morning we headed out the Lake Worth Inlet in calmer seas (only 2-3 footers), a nice breeze, blue water and lots of sunshine.  As we got closer…

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Dolphins, Turtle & Hammerhead Shark . . . Ooo My!

Another week with FDNY Special Operations Command Scuba Unit, New York’s Bravest.  Conditions so far this week have been awesome.  We ‘ve had calm seas (1 -2 foot or less), a nice breeze, mild currents, 73 degree water and visibility has been top to bottom.  Today has been extra special as we saw Dolphins, Turtle & Hammerhead Shark…

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Any Day Is A Happy Day Out On The Water

Some days we never know what Mother Nature is going to throw at us.  Today was one of those days when we were suppose to have lots of rain and rough seas . . . SURPRISE, only a few sprinkles as we were loading the boat and flat seas once we were out the inlet.  Happy divers?  You bet! We took that window of opportunity and had lots of fun.   Even if it did rain, any…

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Lemon Sharks in Palm Beach, Florida

A lemon shark swims alongside a ship wreck in West Palm Beach, Florida. Numerous sharks can be found during the winter months in these waters.   Late December through early March the Lemon Sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) congregate along the wrecks of Palm Beach, Florida for what is believed to be a spawning event.  Their selection of areas that are warm…

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Winter Time Splendor in Palm Beach

Diving Palm Beach in the winter can be very exciting.  Winter time splendor in Palm Beach is the time of the year when we have shark activity as they are migrating through our area.  Today (19 Jan 2015) we headed out to two of our favorite dive sites for shark sightings, Shark Canyon and Governors Riverwalk Wrecks. The Nurse Sharks were plentiful and…

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Look how our ‘Garden’ grows . . . Beautiful Reefs

Along with the abundant marine life here in South Florida, look how our  ‘Garden’ grows.  Our beautiful reefs are alive and thriving with sponges and soft corals.  Aside from the big Barrel Sponges and beautiful swaying Sea Fans, we take a closer look . . . Soft coral colonies are always in ‘Bloom’. We have a variety of  sponges…

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Breakers Reef & Flower Gardens in Palm Beach

Yesterday (January 7th) we set out with friends and photographers to visit our underwater world.  We were not disappointed.  Look what we found on Breakers Reef & Flower Gardens in Palm Beach! Usually we are sighting Spiny Lobsters but instead Slipper Lobsters were making their introduction. I can seeee you Slipper Lobster! Greeting a Slipper…

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2014 Year in Review – Scuba Diving in Palm Beach County

We have had a wonderful year of diving here in South Florida and  with the close of 2014 we’d like to share with you and your friends just a few pictures of the ‘Best Kept Secret’ here in Palm Beach County. Our year started with lobster hunting (mid-season) and shark migration. A lemon shark swims alongside a ship wreck in West Palm Beach, Florida. Numerous…

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