Florida Keys Conch Republic, Tavernier, 03-Jul-99

Dive Trip Report to: Conch Republic Divers, Tavernier, Fl.
Purpose: To Dive the Eagle! (But this dive was just to kill time!)

Dive Reports:

Dive #1: Saturday Night Dive. My Dive #210
A. Dive Boat / Location: Republic II / Davis Reef
B. Conditions:
Visibility: 20' (it was a dark night)
Seas: Flat
Water Temp: 80's
Skies: Clear Dark Skies
Air Temp: 80's
C. Dive Information:
Depth & Time: Me: Genesis Nitrox Dive Computer - ?? for 59 min.
Dive Partner: TBD
Air consumption: Me: 3250 - 1200 lb (80 cu ft)
Dive Partner: 3150 - 1100 lb (80 cu ft)
Current: Weak to mild
Description: This was our first dive with Conch Republic. The boat had only a few divers - lot's of room to spare. There was a lot to see - a 5' nurse shark under a ledge - got some pictures. There was some talk about a buda statue - we looked for it and couldn't find it til we were swiming back to the boat. The buda is a small cement statue on top of a cinder block - easy to miss! We saw some small bugs, a stingray, one medium size (8' dia) brain coral, a green octapus and some wierd type of big crab. It was a fun dive, lot's to see, and colorful coral.

After a long drive, a previous wreck dive, more driving and a night dive the Key's Motel across the street was a welcome site for a good nights sleep!

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Last Updated 04-Sept-2002