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Site News Archive
 
   
February 2007
 
 
[February 25, 2007]
Mother nature has not been kind to us this weekend. Strong ESE winds exceeding 21 kts forced us to abandon our lakeland wreck dive. Check the events calendar for re-scheduled upcoming dives.
 
[February 24, 2007]
Unfortunately, the University of Miami Scuba Club could not continue their PADI OW training today due to the strong ESE winds this morning. Next dive set for tomorrow morning. Hopefully mother nature will be favorable.
 
[February 17, 2007]
The University of Miami Scuba Club continued their PADI OW training by completing their second confined dive. More pics.
   
 
[February 11, 2007]
Abe and I dove the Spiegel Grove shipwreck and the French Reef. Great weather, a little current, but we caught some nice stingray, nurse shark and lobster footage. Oh yeah, did I forget the boat captain who had the longest dive site overview ever recorded. Thanks to Ocean Divers of Key Largo for that one. More pics and video.
    
 
[February 10, 2007]
The University of Miami Scuba Club begins a PADI open water class. Only here will you see Master Scuba Instructor Richard Rydell get stuck inside a coffee mug while divemaster Dominguez holds on to him. More pics .
   
 
[February 9, 2007]
Great day off from the office. The USS Duane shipwreck and Molasses Reef re-visited. Check out some of the video as we captured a loggerhead turtle in its perfect place.
More pics and video.
   
 
[February 5, 2007]
Great tech dive trip to the USS Duane shipwreck and Molasses Reef in Key Largo, FL., on superbowl weekend. Watch Abe dive with a lift baggy! Check out some of the pics of the friendly octopus we ran in to and some very large cuda's to say the least. More pics and video.
 
 
[February 4, 2007]
Superbowl XLI - What can I say...Manning finally did it. Should of been my Pittsburgh Steelers in there, but I have no excuses to give. Thanks to Abe Dominguez for a great superbowl party.
 
[February 3, 2007]
Added some great information in the Scuba Diving Links section. Check out the useful links section.
 
[February 2, 2007]
Construction of ScubaGoneWild.com begins. Thanks to Michael Koller for the web tool recommendation.
March 2007
 
 
[March 30, 2007]
Check out the new creature feature here.
 
[March 26, 2007]
Added the USCG Duane ship layout for all those trying to figure out what's what. 
 
[March 24, 2007]
Great day at Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo. Finishing up some IANTD Tech 2 Classes. As always, Teresa and Jessica where there to make sure everyone had a great day, even when Jessica bumped her head. See all the pics here.
  
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[March 21, 2007]
Tek dive eqipment section added today. Learn a little about  rigging your doubles and decos/stage bottles the correct way. Click here.
 
[March 20, 2007]
See our new special needs diver here.
 
[March 18, 2007]
Nice dive out today with Alex, Henry and Yoyo @ the Davis Ledge Reef in Islamorada, FL. Alot of green moray eels found all throughout the reef. See all the pics here.
 
[March 17, 2007]
Check out the new creatre feature here.
 
[March 11, 2007]
Nice dive off  Key Biscayne today. Nice southern stingrays and angelfish to be seen. See the pics here .
  
 
[March 10, 2007]
Great IANTD Tech class today at Jules Undersea Lodge in Key Largo, FL. We had a visit by a beautiful manatee who decided that he or she wanted to drink water right out of the dock hose. See the pics here .
 
 
[March 9, 2007]
A beautiful dive on the Spanish Lady Reef and Pete's Reef in Tavernier, FL. It seems that all the marine life was out to be seen. See the pics here and video.
   
 
[March 4, 2007]
Well, finally mother nature turned nice and the University of Miami Scuba Club were able to complete their first OW dive off Key Biscayne, FL. See the pics here.
April 2007
 
 
[April 30, 2007]  
A fun dive once again with the alternative diving group. Thanks to Henry's crack'o'ass. We dove the Speigel Grove and Benwood wreck off Key Largo. The weather was beautiful, the current was very mild but the visibility could of been better. Henry became another one of our special needs divers thanks to his slippery safety reel going for a dive. See Yoyo give him a hand rolling it back up. See all the pics here.
   
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[April 29, 2007]
Scuba Class: Decompression Illness - What is it all about ? Read here.
 
[April 24, 2007]
Scuba Class: What are trimix and heliox ? Check out this information to give you a good idea.
 
[April 21, 2007]
Crappy day at Diver's Paradise in Key Biscayne that morning. A bunch of Ghetto Cuban thieves came diving with ScubasWorld dive shop from Hialeah Gardens and not only showed how bad they and there instructors are at diving, but proceeded to steal my dive equipment after we arrived back at shore. That messed up my whole afternoon custom wreck dive. We did have the manifest list and will be watching out for you in the future. Hope to see you all again soon you bunch of cuban trash f@$#%. Other then the company, I did get some dive pics in. See all the pics.
   
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[April 18, 2007]
See our new diver highlight here.
 
[April 14, 2007]
Great day at Molasses, Spanish Lady and Shark Ledge Reef in Tavernier, FL. Henry and I found alot of beer and sea biscuits to boot. See all the pics and video.
   
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[April 02, 2007]
Added a Shipwreck Highlight page to provide more indepth and detailed information about unique wrecks found in and around Florida. Shipwreck selection will change regularly.
 
[April 01, 2007]
Sunny, but very choppy out at the USCG Duane and Molasses Reef. Georgia and Joe of Ocean Diver's made the  trip as smooth as can be. Met some new divers from Clearwater, FL down for some fun in the sun. See all the pics here and video of the eagle ray here.
  
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May 2007
 
 
[May 23, 2007]  
The florida keys scuba dive shop contact page has been updated. Check it out here.
 
[May 13, 2007]  
Check out the new creature feature spotlighting the daddy long-legs of the ocean.
 
[May 13, 2007]  
The visibility and weather turned out to be great today with very little current. Great pictures of the belcher barge to be seen. See all the pics here.
   
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[May 12, 2007]  
Another gorgeous day once again. The belzona tug was pristine in view. See all the pics here.
   
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[May 5, 2007]  
A beautiful day on the USCG Duane and pickels reef. Finally caught a glimpse of the two 500 lbs. resident groupers. See all the pics here.
   
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[May 4, 2007]  
Abe and visited the USCG Duane and snapper reef this morning. The visibility was around 80ft. and the weather was wonderful. See all the pics here.
   
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June 2007
 
 
[June 30, 2007]  
Beautiful day on the USCG Duane and Molasses Reef. The current was running about 2 knots and made the speigel dive quite a workout. See all the pictures here.
   
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[June 28, 2007]  
Scuba Class: Learning the Basics of Using a Dive Compass -  Check out this very important information for all divers here.
 
[June 24, 2007]  
Congratulations to Wadskier for diving the Speigel Grove for the very first time. The current was quite strong but the visibility was quite good ( around 40ft ). Now if all those tourist divers - learn that you don't do a safety stop at 50ft., try 15ft-18ft like you learned in your OW course. See all the pictures here.
    
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[June 10, 2007]  
Great day assisting Andy who began his IANTD Advanced Recreational Trimix course. The weather was beautiful, hot and sunny. Unfortunately the visibility wasn't that great though. Great pictures of the belcher barge to be seen. See all the pics here.
   
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July 2007
 
[July 16, 2007]  
A very hot and humid day at the Tacoma Shipwreck. The current was a little strong but the dive was well worth it. Great drfit dive to follow on the deep ledge. See all the pictures here.
    
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[July 15, 2007]  
Check out the new Diver Highlight.
 
[July 7, 2007]  
A great day on the Eagle shipwreck and at Davey Crocker reef with FLAKY'S out of Tavernier. See all the pictures here.
    
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[July 5, 2007]  
Creature Feature: Goliath Grouper - Read all about this  gentle giant here.
 
[July 2, 2007]  
Scuba Class: Dive Masks - Read all about dive masks. What is a dive mask? Which one is right for me? You can find all the information right here.
 
Scuba Class: Nitrox Diving - What is it? EANx? You can find all the information right here.
 
[July 1, 2007]  
A great day on the Speigel Grove and Benwood Wrecks. The current was very mild and the sun was hot. Great day to see the resident goliath groupers. They where so mild, we could reach out and touch them. See all the pictures here.
    
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  September 2007
 
 
[September 9, 2007]  
Superb technical drift dive off Key Biscayne. All the techies where out to enjoy all the wrecks. We hit the following wrecks: (1) Belzona 3 Tugboat (2) Belzona 2 Tugboat (3) Belcher Barge
(4) Small pile (Lady Fair) (5) Unknown tugboat (6) South Seas (7) Princess Britney (8) Old concrete mixers scattered from original site by storms (9) Parisio (10) Rio Miami (11) DEMA Trader (12) Proteus. Danny was so excited he even brought cream on his back. See all the pictures here and video here.
    
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[September 8, 2007]  
Scuba Class: Scuba Tank Markings- What do those markings mean on a scuba tank ? Find out here.
 
[September 7, 2007]  
Scuba Class: Scuba Tank Testing & Maintenance- A look at scuba tanks and their testing requirements. Read all about it here.
[August 27, 2007]  
Scuba Class: Shark Info - Read all about sharks, the truth  and the myths here.
 
[August 18, 2007]  
Superb double dip on the Speigel Grove this morning followed by a relaxing reef dive with Alex and Henry at Dry Rocks. Check out the special needs diver video especially !! Check out all the pics and videos.
 
[August 3, 2007]  
Scuba Class: Dive Flag Laws - Read all about the laws regarding dive flags here.
 
 
 
May-June 2008
 
 
[June 8, 2008]  
Great drift dives today in West Palm Beach with Pura Vida dive charters. Morgan, Javier and myself had a blast on Breaker's Reef and Governor's River Walk (Four confiscated frieghters in 90fsw). Unfortunately, being the greenhorn, Javier succumb to the power of the diesel engine fumes and finally gave in by chumming the water for us. Fortunately we had Heineken to wash it down. Check out all the pics here.
   
 
[June 6, 2008]  
WWW - Some new dive sites coming soon - TechDiveMiami.com, TechDiveFlorida.com, TechDiveFloridaKeys.com among others.
 
[May 31, 2008]  
Tech Dive Miami '08 - What a great time with GUE and Underwater Unlimited. The Speigel was clear as could be and the sun was hotter then ever. Check out all the pics here.
  
 
 
 
 
 
September-December 2008
 
 
[December 12-14, 2008]  
A long drive and a very chilly 37 degress, but the cave dives at Manatee Springs and the Devil's Eye at Ginnie Springs was fabulous. The water was a constant 72 degrees and clear. Check out the pics here.
 
[November 24 - December 1, 2008]  
Unbelievable cave diving in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico. Anne-Marie, Richard, Deana and I had a fabulous time at the Sandos Playacar. Check out all the great dive pictures here.
 
[November 9, 2008]  
Whether your cave diving or OW diving, learn the right way to do hand signals. Check it out here.
 
[November 8, 2008]  
North Central Florida cave system information and maps added. Check it out here.
 
[November 6, 2008]  
Underwater cenote cave maps added of Quintana Roo, Mexico. Check it out here.
 
[October 11-18, 2008]  
What a fun trip Bonaire was. Despite hurricane Omar making a presence, the diving was fun and clear. See all the dive pics here. Michael shot a fun video of Omar. Check it out here.
   
 
[October 8, 2008]  
Check out the world famous undersea photographer, Richard Lind's latest dive videos shot right here in sunny south florida. Check out the South Florida 2008 dive video here.
 
[September 20, 2008]  
Super day out on the Speigel Grove in Key Largo with Richard L., Henry, Yoyo, Maria and Michael. Current was none and viz was good. Yoyo started getting sicky but no spray action today. Check out the sick diver highlight for more Yoyo pics. See all the dive pics here.
   
 
[September 14, 2008]  
Really really murky dive today on the Sherr-Lynn and Belchar Barge off Miami today. No pictures worthwile to show but we did lose and find Guileermo as he drifted off into oblivion!!
 
[September 7, 2008]  
Great drift dive today along with a visit to the Neptune Memorial site off Miami Beach. See all the pics here.
   
   
2009
 
[December 25, 2009]  
Wishing everyone a Happy Holidays and a fantastic New Year!!
 
[September 13, 2009]  
Beautiful dive on the USS Vandenburg in Key West, FL. Richard, Anne-Marie, Michael and I made the trip out the day before from Miami and had a great dive with no current and pretty good viz. Check out all the pics here. If you need more information on the USS Vandenburg, please check out the specs here.
 
[August 2, 2009]
IANTD OW class with Ana. What a great job she did. See all the pics here.
 
[July 25, 2009]  
Beautiful diving in the Grand Bahama Island. See all the pictures here.
 
[July 3, 2009]  
Interesting dive with Silent World at the Speigel Grove. Richard, Anne-Marie and Yoyo where alot of fun to dive with again. Yoyo had some issues with his dive buddy, but ultimately everything worked out. Looking forward to the USNS Vandenburg!!
 
[June 13, 2009]  
Added some gas fill tables for all you blenders on the go. You can see them here.
 
[May 25, 2009]  
May long weekend, just can't beat it. Great day today with Mike Beach and RJ Diving out of South Beach. We hit the Doc DeMille wreck, the Bluefire wreck and to finish it off a relaxing  dive on the St. Anne shipwreck. Check out all the latest pics here.
 
[March 14, 2009]  
Super day today with RJ's in South Beach. Richard, Rick and I dove the Etollie De Mer and Miguana shipwrecks at about 145fsw. Good visibility but the current was kicking during our deco ascent. Check out all the pics here.
 
[February 21, 2009]
Sorry to all my friends for taking so long for updates, but its been a busy year thus far with diving and I now have a chance to place some new pics up for our dive adventures. Look out for updates in the next few days. Here is Richard Lind's and myself diving the Sherri Lynn off Miami Beach today.
 
2010
 
[August 10, 2010]
Check out this great pictures from Puerto Galera, Philippines and the Galapagos!!
 
[July 10, 2010]
Check out this great book called "The Encyclopedia of Civil War Shipwrecks". Click to view !!
 
 
[March 6, 2010]  
Just added one of the greatest ships that ever sailed - the USS Saratoga CV-3, which is currently resting under the waters of Bikini atoll. See the images here.
 
[February 1, 2010]
Follow me and my dive buddies on twitter today. Click the link.
Follow OceanBlueDiving on Twitter...and let's start tweeting!!
 
[January 1, 2010]  
Happy New Year Everyone!!
 
 
 
2011
 
[July 23, 2011]  
Miami Wreck Trek Fish survey! Check out the pics here.
 
 
[July 3, 2011]  
Great day of diving with the SSOTF !!
 
[May 13, 2011]  
If your a local South Florida diver, here are some very useful links.
 
[January 11, 2011]
Great pictures from Bahamas and Bonaire.
 
 
 
 
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