Snorkeling Key Largo 8 December 2017

Snorkeling Key Largo 8 December 2017

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Great time had by all.

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The increasing winds this afternoon reduced viz a little.

Inst. Nick still showed our guests a wonderful time.

Snorkeling Key Largo Christ of the Abyss is beautiful.

Christ of the Abyss

Key Largo Dry Rocks reef is home to the Christ.

Scuba & Snorkel Key Largo

 

We give thanks to Amoray Dive Resort for the boarding pass seats.

As the only in-water photo-guided snorkeling operator we are staying busy.

If this looks fun and you want to snorkel, sign up now.

Snorkeling Trips and Tours

Guest Tour Photos

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8 Dec 2017 PM

Reef Report

Winds increased to 15 knots.

Seas 2 foot

Viz 20 foot

Water temperature 79 F

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=MLRF1

December is a great time to snorkel and scuba dive in Key Largo.

Christmas Gift Ideas

Contact us if you are looking for Christmas gifts and birthday gifts.

What a wonderful gift to get a snorkeling tour or scuba tour.

Gift certificates available and we can ship SFS shirts any where in USA mainland.

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Benwood Wreck French Reef AM 8 December 2017

8 December 2017 AM

All divers on Deeper this morning.

Benwood Wreck French Reef AM 8 December 2017

Sites visited were Benwood shipwreck and French Reef.

Check out the amazing details about the Benwood in link below.

Benwood Shipwreck

Benwood shipwreck is always very fish filled.

Inst. Holly took the certified divers to the Benwood Wall.

Benwood Wall

Hurricane Irma had done quite a bit of damage to the Wall.

Everyone is thankful for Irma having uncovered this amazing huge anchor.

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benwood-wreck-french-reef-8-december-2017

Reef Report

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=MLRF1

A pleasant WSW gentle wind of 7 knots.

Seas 1 foot

Viz. 45 foot – 50 foot

No current and No surge.

Air temperature and water temperature were 79 F.

Not a single moon jelly fish or man-o-war jelly were seen.

 

Guest Photos

Our 3 guides today took wonderful photos for the guests.

Highlights today were turtles, moray eels, and massive schools of fish.

Please click on image below to open ALL guest photos.

 

8 Dec 2017 AM

 

 

Dive Profiles

Benwood Wall 83 feet deep and 38 minutes dive time.

Benwood shipwreck 49 feet deep and 46 minutes dive time.

French Reef 37 feet deep and 55 minutes dive time.

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Rattlesnake Key Kayaking 7 December 2017

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Rattlesnake Key Kayaking 7 December 2017

Great time had by guide Jen and guests this afternoon.

Guests visiting from GA loved the warm water for snorkeling.

Jen found lots of upside down jellyfish and many fish for them to see.

Guest Photos from tour

We love sharing fun photos with our guest.

Here are the afternoon kayaking photos.

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7 Dec Kayaking

 

 

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Rattlesnake Key Kayaking 7 December 2017
Rattlesnake Key Kayaking 7 December 2017

 

 

7 December 2017 AM Snorkel & Dive Key Largo

Scuba & Snorkel Key Largo

Sail Fish Scuba: 7 December 2017 AM

Crew and guests enjoyed the last of warm weather and rays of sunshine today before the cold front begins rolling in this weekend. Be sure to join us tomorrow morning because we are not running any trips Saturday during the storm!!

Crew

Dive Master Mike

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Mike helped out onboard today

Dive Instructor David & Student Kathleen

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Instructor David teaching one of his students

Sites Visited

First Dive Site

City of Washington was visited at our first stop.

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City of Washington Wreck Key Largo

Second stop everyone enjoyed the lovely Hannah M. Bell

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Hannah M. Bell Snapper & Grunt
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Eel hanging out on Hannah M. Bell

Reef Report

Sail Fish Scuba: December 7 2017 AM

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Captain Dave helping Diver Sarah enter the Water

Winds
South East Winds 5 Knots
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=MLRF1

Seas
1-2 Feet

Viz.
35 – 40 feet

Water Temp
78F
Light Current

Dive Profiles

Dive 1

City of Washington 29 feet deep and bottom time 52 mins.

Surface Interval 10 minutes

Dive 2

Hannah M Bell 27 feet deep
Bottom time 53 mins.

FREE Guests Photos

Sail Fish Scuba always provides guests on our tours with FREE photos of the tours.
December 7th, 2017

Click here to download photos or to see all the fun!

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Certified Divers

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Super easy sign up 24 hours a day 7 days a week right off our website.

Ready to Try SCUBA Diving?

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For the Discover Scuba Diving Day you don’t even need to know how to swim.

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Kayak, Snorkel, Scuba, Padi Instruction 6 December 2017

Kayak, Snorkel, Scuba, Padi Instruction
Kayak, Snorkel, Scuba, Padi Instruction 6 December 2017

We did it all today

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Our morning boat was all scuba divers.

The afternoon boat was divers and snorkel guests.

Guide Chris took the kayaking guests on a tour this afternoon and enjoyed the mangrove jungle.

What a great and busy day.

Reef Report

SE Winds 10 – 15 knots

Seas 2 – 3 foot

Viz. 25 – 30 foot

Water Temp 77F

Reef report view in link below.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/data/Forecasts/FZUS52.KKEY.html

Check the section for Hawk’s Channel and Straights of Florida.

Guests Photos

Here are the links for today guest photos.

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AM Scuba Key Largo dive boat photos below.

https://flic.kr/s/aHskpwbrcF

Molasses Reef was beautiful this morning.

This afternoon owner Chris lead the group kayaking.

John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park has good kayaking.

Getting to see a manatee and bird was the highlight of kayaking tour.

PM Kayaking photos link below.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsksCTNjj

PM Snorkel and Scuba dive boat tour photos.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsm96V6qv

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If this looked amazing and you want to join, click here.

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It is super easy to book a tour with Sail Fish Scuba.

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December 6, 2017 was a great day for kayaking and boat tours.

Weather is wonderful in the Florida Keys in December.

Hoping to see everyone reading this on a future tour with us.

 

 

3 December Christ Statue and Horseshoe Reef

3 December AM

This morning we give thanks to Amoray Dive Resort for the boarding pass seats.

Their crew took our dive guide Jen and divers to Christ of Abyss and Horseshoe Reef.

Reef Report

Seas 1 foot and mild current.

Viz. 40 to 50 feet

Water temp. 77F

Sites Visited

First site Christ of the Abyss at Key Largo Dry Rocks Reef.

3 December Christ Statue
3 December Christ Statue

Christ of the Abyss is always a favorite on a Sunday morning dive.

https://sailfishscuba.com/dive-sites/christ-abyss

Second site Horseshoe Reef.

Dive conditions as you can see were very pleasant today.

Perfect water temperature for a short or full lightweight wet suit.

https://sailfishscuba.com/dive-sites/horseshoe-reef

Horseshoe reef was not badly damaged by hurricane Irma.

Many mountains of healthy corals at this site.

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3-december-christ-statue-horseshoe-reef

Guest Photos

https://flic.kr/s/aHsma4GuGU

Visit Flickr URL above and be able to view all photos from today’s tour.

Some of the Highlights

A huge green moray eel was the main highlight of the dives.

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3-december-christ-statue-horseshoe-reef Huge Green Moray

Getting to see lots of fish as well.

 

 

Scuba and Snorkel in Key Largo – December 2nd, 2017 (AM)

Scuba & Snorkel Key Largo

Sail Fish Scuba: December 2nd 2017

This morning our guests had a wonderful time in the Florida sun! Scuba divers and snorkel guests joined Sail Fish Scuba crew today. December is a great time to scuba or snorkel Key Largo, Florida Keys.

Crew

Captain Dave drove DEEPER

Captain Dave Sail Fish Scuba
Captain Dave

Inst. David was our in water photo dive guide.

Dive Key Largo guide David
Dive Key Largo guide David

Inst. Holly was the in water photo snorkeling guide.

Snorkel Key Largo guide Holly
Snorkel Key Largo guide Holly

Sites Visited

First Dive Site

Christ of the Abyss was visited at our first stop.

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Key Largo Christ of the Abyss

Second stop everyone enjoyed the lovely Banana Reef at Grecian Rocks.

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Banana Reef Key Largo
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Reef Report

Sail Fish Scuba: December 2nd 2017

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Winds
East 80′ 14 – 15 knots
http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/station_page.php?station=MLRF1

Seas
2 – 2.5 feet

Viz.
35 – 40 feet

Water Temp
77F
Light Current

Dive Profiles

Dive 1

Christ 33 feet deep and bottom time 47 mins.

Surface Interval 14 minutes

Dive 2

Banana 30 feet deep
Bottom time 50 mins.

Guests FREE Photos

Sail Fish Scuba always provides guests on our tours with FREE photos of the tours.

Scuba Snorkel Key Largo 2 December 2017 AM

Click here to download photos or to see all the fun!

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Certified Divers

If you like what you see here, join us for a tour!

Super easy sign up 24 hours a day 7 days a week right off our website.

Ready to Try SCUBA Diving?

If you think that scuba diving looks really cool and you are ready to give it a try, sign up now.

For the Discover Scuba Diving Day you don’t even need to know how to swim.

As long as you are comfortable in water too deep to stand in, we can teach scuba to you!

Starfish Walking

PADI Inst. David working as photo dive guide today took this great shot!

Walking Starfish
Walking Starfish

Key Largo does not see too many starfish.

The assumption with this starfish sighting is that maybe he got pushed over here during hurricane Irma.

Can you guess how many tiny feet the average starfish has?

Facts About Sea Stars

We can’t count how many this starfish has, but it sure is cool to watch him walking.

Scuba And Kayak Key Largo

Scuba or Kayak Key Largo

Sail Fish Scuba does lots of different tours daily.

It is super easy to join the guides at Sail Fish Scuba for a tour.

Kayaking tours and snorkeling are fun with Sail Fish Scuba.

Sail Fish Scuba does kayaking tours, and all the gear is included.

Kayaking and Snorkeling Tours

How to book a tour

24 hours a day, 7 days a week you can sign up online.

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See The Big Four

All on one tour guests saw 7 Sharks.

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Nurse-Shark-Key-Largo

Then they saw 2 Moray Eels and 1 Huge Turtle.

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Green-Moray-Eel-Key-Largo

Highlight was seeing 1 Big Grouper in a cleaning station.

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Grouper-Key-Largo

Many Beautiful Parrotfish!

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Parrot-fish-Key-Largo

Saying Thank You Today

Thanks going out to Amoray Dive Resort for seats on the boat today.

http://www.amoray.com/

Dive guide David and the guests had a fun time.

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Owner Jen with the mangrove jungle kayaking group.

They visited the Key Largo white sand beach and did some snorkeling.

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Scuba-Kayak-Key-Largo-Spotted-Eagle-Ray

What Everyone Saw

1 Huge Spotted Eagle Ray!

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2 Huge Southern Stingrays!

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Scuba-Kayak-Key-Largo-Southern-Stingray

Lots of fish!

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Scuba-Kayak-Key-Largo

Upside down Jellyfish!

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Scuba And Kayak Key Largo and see a Man-O-War jellyfish

1 baby man-O-war jelly & good time had by all!

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Tomorrow is the perfect day to sign up to try scuba, and snorkeling, and kayaking.

What are you waiting for?

The weather in December is great for kayaking, snorkeling and scuba.

Try Scuba Diving for the first time, or try kayaking.

If you don’t know swimming, you can still try snorkeling.

Non-swimmers just need add the private guide to their bookings.

Learn SCUBA

You can take a one day scuba lesson with no prior experience.

Discover Scuba Diving is for anyone 10 years old and older.

https://sailfishscuba.com/scuba-diving/padi-classes-and-certifications/discover-scuba-diving/

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Discover-Scuba-Diving-Key-Largo

Guides are super friendly and helpful at Sail Fish Scuba.

If you have a swimsuit and a towel, you have all the gear needed to join a tour.

Book a tour with us NOW!

Scuba Diving, Snorkeling and Kayak Tours – Sail Fish Scuba – Key Largo FL

Snorkeling Key Largo Fish Sightings

What Fish Might Be Seen

When snorkeling Key Largo what fish might the snorkel guest see?

Snorkeling Key Largo Fish Sightings to be fully explained in this post.

Snorkeling Key Largo Fish Sightings

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Snorkeling-Key-Largo-Fish-Sightings

When snorkeling Key Largo guests may get to see Trumpet fish like the one in the image above.

This Trumpet fish was seen while snorkeling at North North Dry Rocks Reef site.

https://sailfishscuba.com/dive-sites/

The best practice while snorkeling is to relax on the surface, hug yourself with your arms, and move only with your legs.

This allows you to approach the fish closer than when swimming with your arms.

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Snorkeling-Key-Largo-Fish-Sightings

Schooling Fish Key Largo

When snorkeling Key Largo you will get to see many fish schooling.

Snappers, Grunts, and Jacks are all types of fish that hang out together in large schools.

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Snorkeling-Key-Largo-Fish-Sightings

Atlantic Spade fish also tend to hang out in large schools.

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Schooling-Atlantic-Spadefish
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Key-Largo-Schooling-Fish

Schooling fish seen by the snorkel guests at the site called Christ of the Abyss.

Christ of the Abyss is also called Key Largo Dry Rocks Reef.

https://sailfishscuba.com/dive-sites/christ-abyss/

http://floridakeysfishingadventures.com/species

Snorkeling Shipwrecks Fish Sightings

Shipwrecks in Key Largo are shallow enough to snorkel over.

Benwood shipwreck shown below is one of the most fish filled sites.

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Key-Largo-Schooling-Porkfish-Benwood-Shipwreck

Non-Schooling Fish Sightings Key Largo

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Snorkel-Key-Largo-Fish-Sightings

This is the view of a Key Largo Snorkeling fish sighting.

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Key-Largo-Gray-Angel-Fish

While snorkeling in Key Largo sightings of Gray Angelfish are frequent.

Book A Tour To Snorkel Key Largo

Sail Fish Scuba makes it super easy to book a snorkeling tour for fish sightings.

https://sailfishscuba.com/snorkel/

Tours with Sail Fish Scuba are photo guided.

Guests go home with photos just like the ones seen in this post.

There is no extra fee for the photos taken during the snorkeling tours.

Non-swimming Snorkel Guests

If you want to snorkel Key Largo, but are non-swimmer, no worries.

When you book your snorkeling tour 24/7 off the Sail Fish Scuba website, just add a private guide.

 

 

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Sea Turtles

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Scuba Key Largo with Turtles at Sail Fish Scuba dive shop.

AMAZING Day!

TURTLE Mania today!

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Congrats To New Divers

Morning tour congrats to our 2 newest PADI OW cert. divers!

Sites We Vistied

Benwood wreck was first site on morning tour.

French Reef is where we headed for our second site on the am tour.

In the pm today, our first site was Christ of Abyss.

Horseshoe reef was our second site of the afternoon tour.

Conditions / Reef Report

79F water temperature, 1 foot seas, 35-40′ viz. and a moderate current.

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Scuba Key Largo with Turtles at Sail Fish Scuba dive shop.

These are some of the awesome sea turtles we got to scuba dive with today.

Home

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Sea Turtle Key Largo Scuba Diving with Sail Fish Scuba dive shop

During this time of the year we get to see plenty of sea turtles.

Sea turtles love to eat jellyfish.

From September until April each year in the Florida Keys we have lots of jellyfish, so we have lots of turtles.

Who Did What Today

Owner Jen closed the shop this afternoon to take our party of 5 Non-Swimming first time snorkeling guests.

They now all Swim perfectly in full wetsuits/snorkeling vests!

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Non-swimming snorkeling tour

Sail Fish Scuba dive shop assigns a private guide to groups of persons who do not know swimming, but want to try snorkeling.

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Non swimmer doing snorkel tour

Jen is super proud of her group!

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Group of 5 non swimmers who completed snorkeling tour

To sign up to join for one of these tours, just click here:

Snorkeling Trips and Tours

PADI Instructor David had a group of exp. snorkelers.

Snorkel Key Largo Christ of Abyss
Christ of Abyss Key Largo snorkel tour with Sail Fish Scuba

Instructor Holly took all the certified divers on a fun tour of both sites.

The divers found more turtles during the afternoon dives.

Scuba Dive Key Largo Turtles!

Scuba Key Largo Turtles
Scuba Key Largo Turtles

Capt Dave drove all day and Instructor Glenn was first mate.

Mangrove Jungle Tour

Kayak Key Largo Tours
Kayak Key Largo tour no experience needed with guided tour at Sail Fish Scuba

Owner Chris took the Mangrove Jungle kayaking tour this afternoon.

Key Largo Kayak Tours Sail Fish Scuba
Key Largo Kayak Tours

Good time had by all there too!

WOW we had fun all day!