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Old 02-14-2009, 09:13 PM   #1
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Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

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Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM
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Old 02-28-2009, 06:59 PM   #2
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

viz 40+
winds southeast
seas 2-3 ft rollers, some chop.
current was pretty smokey.
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Old 03-03-2009, 01:35 PM   #3
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

Cal, with the job you have now, you should be able to keep the reports coming for this area.
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Old 03-03-2009, 06:40 PM   #4
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

50'+ off the reef edge. Freezing balls.
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Old 03-04-2009, 05:02 PM   #5
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

A bit of an overlap, also posted in the Big Pine to Layton Section.

Was out today for work with a research group. Stayed nearshore (no more than 3 miles from land, and all patch reefs.

Started off Lower Matecumbe at an inshore (non spearable) spot.

Water temp 62.9, vis was all right 20-30'. Could make out bottom in about 20', but the researchers said it was a little hazy and green.

Headed to Marker 44 (out in front of Channel 5 bridge). Temp was about the same, around 63-64. Vis was surprisingly good for hawks channel and in front of the bridge, with the wind we've been having. Maybe 20-25' or so.

Last spot was just off of Grassy Key (just south of Long Key Bridge). Water temp was about 65 (we were a little further out). Vis was much better, easily 30' and much clearer. Could make out the stickers on the tanks of the divers below me in 25'.

Seas were bouncy in shore...maybe 1' and choppy. The spot off grassy was pretty rough. Definitely 3' with the occasional 3-4' swell. Wasn't bad in the 25' Parker we run, not the best for freediving though.

All day I could see the beginnings of the blue water. It looks like it's getting pushed in as the winds shift back NE to E. Not sure how clear it is, but it sure looked nice. The swells were easily distinguishable on the horizon though. Hopefully the wind dies some for the weekend.
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Old 03-08-2009, 11:58 PM   #6
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

March 08. The vis was horrible. Could not see three feet in front of you.
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Old 03-09-2009, 04:37 PM   #7
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

March 9th

Got out to Alligator Reef for work today and it was BEAUTIFUL...if you don't mind some swell.

Vis was about 80' or so. Could make out ripples in the sand in 30 ft' from the boat.

Temp a cool 70.5 degrees

Seas - 2 to 3' with the occasional 4'

Inshore was green and hazy.
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

March 15. Dirty water 30+vis out on the wrecks, stiff north current.
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Old 03-16-2009, 04:53 PM   #9
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

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March 15. Dirty water 30+vis out on the wrecks, stiff north current.
which wrecks and off what area specifically?
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which wrecks and off what area specifically?
You know. The ones with the big fish.
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

On my birthday. That should have been me out there.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:02 PM   #12
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

Ran out today for work to wet the gills a little and did a single tank dive off of Tennessee Light.

Depth - 45-60' reef

Vis - ~50' give or take a few, but hazy (could see bottom from 45-50' or so, but tough to make out fish swimming around).

Current - Minimal, flowing NE...I'd saw 1kt maybe 1.5kts closer to the surface.

Seas - They were EVERY BIT of the 3-5's outside the reef. Definitely NOT ideal for freediving.

Water looked bluer out farther. And I did see plenty of fish worth shooting on the dive.
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Old 04-01-2009, 08:03 PM   #13
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

Thanks for the heads up Pirate...looking to hit tavenier this Friday
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Old 04-30-2009, 08:26 PM   #14
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

Present temp report around Key Largo anyone?
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Old 05-12-2009, 09:13 AM   #15
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Re: Current Vis Islamorada 73MM - Key Largo 106MM

Temp as of 5-08-09 MM106- MM86

Reefs: 79-81 Vis top- bottom
Wrecks: 78-79 Vis 90
Current what current it was great this past weekend.
Lots of huge fish on the walls saw some sharks almost thought I drifted to Jupiter for a min or two
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