Lets Go Snorkeling!View Badges
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- Aug 12, 2012
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- SW Florida
Thanks. I enjoy snorkeling so much and I want to encourage others. It's also fun to see how some of the creatures we keep in our tanks actually live in the wild. And in the wild I can pick up rocks to look under them for wildlife way easier than in my own tank!Thanks for sharing your trip and pics. I love snorkeling and fishing the Middle Keys. Last trip was Spring 2019. Your suggestions on places to go and see were very helpful. This years Spring trip didn't happen for the obvious reason. Hopefully next year!
Based on your photos, do you do scuba as well, or just snorkeling and free diving?Ok, I need to follow this thread closely!! I love snorkeling in the Keys and you have found some fascinating stuff!! The coolest thing I have seen is an octopus. And I had a close encounter with a sting ray.
It was actually snuba. I was attached to a hose that goes to a tank floating on a raft so I thought that counted as snorkeling lol. I would love to get my scuba licence but I don't get a chance to go often enough.Based on your photos, do you do scuba as well, or just snorkeling and free diving?
And we should talk about locations. I'm more than happy to share ours. Heck I took a local club from Central Florida down and gave them a tour of a couple prime spots!
Someday I'd like to try snuba. A friend has/had one, but I never got to try it. I'd love to use one at the Horseshoe on Spanish Harbor Key. Inside the old quarry the water gets deep (like 40 feet). But down about 20 feet, in the vertical walls of the quarry, there are holes in the rock that have juvenile lobster, coral banded shrimp and flame scallops.It was actually snuba. I was attached to a hose that goes to a tank floating on a raft so I thought that counted as snorkeling lol. I would love to get my scuba licence but I don't get a chance to go often enough.
As far as locations, I don't know that many great spots so I would love any input. We usually stay in this condo that is on the gulf side in Marathon and they have these jetties and I can usually find some interesting things. The first time I went, I saw a five foot barracuda that scared the crap out of me and I got out of the water. I later found out they aren't as dangerous as I thought so I felt a little foolish. lol
Wait, what? What info posted here explains tropical fish being as far north as Massachusetts? I'm not surprised to hear that they may get that far north with warming water and the Gulf Stream, but was that discussed in this thread?No wonder why some books say that species like the French Angel and the Flame Cardinal and found as north as Massachusetts. When I saw that I was like “wait what?” This explains it.