Captain’s Dive Blog

Palm Beach Diving

Variety is something you can expect to find while diving in Palm Beach. From sharks to all kinds of tropical fish — all amongst a very color coral reef scene. On today’s dive I decided to bring along my 17-70mm lens, which is always a wonderful lens to shoot for it allows me to get some fun fish portraits and zoom in close for macro, too. My favorite part was…

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A Week of Diving in Palm Beach

One thing most scuba divers look for when choosing a place to spend their hard-earned week long vacation is a place with a little variety. So to help showcase a tiny bit of the diversity of marine life encounters possible in West Palm Beach, we have taken a week’s worth of photos to show you just one tiny aspect of it. We will start, of course, with the countless…

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Wrecks & Reefs of Palm Beach

We headed out this morning to enjoy the best of both worlds when it comes to diving in West Palm Beach. Our first dive was a drift on the Corridor wrecks which include the Anna Cecilia, Mizpah, Amaryllis, and more. The current was moving north but at a nice comfortable pace which allowed the divers the opportunity to hover around the wreck. The Anna Cecilia…

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The Ana Cecilia Wreck — One Month Later

On July 13th, 2016, Palm Beach added a new artificial reef to our collection — the Ana Cecilia wreck. This new 170ft wreck was sunk 300ft. south and 60ft. east of the Mizpah wreck (the Corridor wrecks). Sitting 45ft. tall into the current, this ship is the perfect structure for our resident goliath groupers, as well as the hundred plus goliath grouper…

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Ana Cecilia – Scuba Diving Palm Beach Newest Ship Wreck

Palm Beach has added another wonderful ship wreck to its 45 other sunken wrecks in the county. The M/V Ana Cecilia ship wreck was sank on July 13th, 2016. This 629-ton freighter ship measures 170ft. in length and is 40ft wide with many cargo areas that have been modified for diving. Since 1972, when she was built, the M/V Ana Cecilia has  its share of history. …

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ALLISon Wonderland

Take one peak under the sea and it’s easy to feel as though you’ve been transported to the world of Alice in Wonderland. The cast of characters, in their resplendent colors and shapes, play the parts very well. And no where does the colorful landscape imagined by Lewis Carroll feel more real than taking one glimpse at the reefs and wrecks of West…

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Shhhhh . . .Do Not Disturb . . . Turtles At Rest

Turtles at rest, please do not disturb!  With turtle nesting season in full swing, here in Palm Beach Florida, many divers are excited in seeing and having an encounter with these beautiful creatures, but please be mindful, these big beauties need their rest too! We find the turtles in many different sleeping positions, many seem to be acting like ostriches.…

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Close Encounters of TURTLES

Yes, it is that time of year here in South Florida where we have close encounters of turtles. Our crew loves this time of year and are excited to show you these big beautiful creatures.  Many turtles, especially Loggerhead turtles, can be found resting or cruising along our reefs.  Right now we have been encountering as many as 6 to 12 Loggerhead turtles in…

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Diving Is Even Better In Palm Beach

Whoever came up with the slogan, It’s Better In The Bahamas, obviously never went scuba diving in Palm Beach, Florida. Okay, so diving in the Bahamas is pretty cool, but really… On a day of scuba diving like we had today there isn’t much I miss about the Bahamas. Today’s dives included crystal-clear blue water, a very mild current,…

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Broken Scuba Diving Scale

On the scuba diving scale of great diving, today would definitely push the pin to its breaking point. If the crystal-clear, blue water we had on both our dives wasn’t enough of a reward, we spent one of our dives interacting with a very special and popular fish that frequents one of the local reefs. He is affectionately known as Shadow. Why such a name? Well…

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