Dive Navarre Reef Saturday

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Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:17 pm

My wife and I just completed our OW cert and are eager to dive again. We've heard the reef at navarre beach is a fairly easy dive so we figured we would try it this Saturday.

Any tips or recommendations would be much appreciated.

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Thu Aug 27, 2015 10:21 am

I know there have been several post on the forum including video. Angel or Kenny or PKid can definitely help you with those.
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Thu Aug 27, 2015 12:42 pm

It's a very easy dive. 100 yards out from shore in 10-20 feet of water.

Do you know how to get to the reef? Where to park, etc?
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Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:13 pm

I think so, sounds like you turn left after crossing the bridge and go as far east in the parking lot as possible and then look for markers on beach that line up with the reef.

High tide is 10ish for Saturday so we were going to try to be there by 9, hopefully the tstorms hold off.

Not sure what to expect regarding current though or visibility. Hows the seaweed and junegrass look in that area?

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Sat Aug 29, 2015 9:54 am

Dolfnfan is our resident reef diver and videographer . He has posted several videos to Youtube. Check them out.
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Sun Aug 30, 2015 3:56 pm

We waited until Sunday to give the reef a shot. Weather was great, very easy swim from shore, walking with all the scuba gear from parking lot is the hard part!

Water visibility looked really good (25 ft give or take) but there was a lot of particulate in the water, reminent algae and seaweed I suppose.

My gopro hero 2 didn't do to well, pretty blurry but my wife used her olympus tough f2.0 and got some pretty good shots.

Was a good dive for newbies getting acquantied with the sport, will definitely do it again.

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Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:54 am

Great pix!
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Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:31 am

Awesome Photos!
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Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:07 am

Just beautiful shots Skeptic. Thank you for posting these. Glad you had a wonderful time.
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Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:18 am

beautiful pictures.. thank you.
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Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:09 pm

Great shots! Glad you had a good time and got to see a turtle!
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Mon Aug 31, 2015 12:16 pm

Theses are AMAZING pix!! Thank you so very much for sharing!!! I really wish I knew how to dive/scuba!!! I'll be there in one week for 3 MONTHS!!! I can't believe it!!!!!!!
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Mon Aug 31, 2015 1:19 pm

Thanks for all the compliments, I'll pass them along to my wife :D
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Tue Sep 01, 2015 2:05 pm

Wow! What great photos!! So glad you guys had such a good (and apparently safe) time and we look forward to a lot more of these super photos from you guys in future visits! :)

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Wed Sep 23, 2015 4:09 pm

We tried the reef again this past Saturday, nice day, light wind and sunny but the visibility was pretty bad. Maybe 8 feet, but we still had fun and actually saw a good deal of critters anyway.

The compass came in handy though :D

We saw flounder, stingray, one turtle made a brief appearance, lots of big jellies and the usual guys, damselfish, sargeants, etc.

Spotted what I believe was some time of squirrel fish and this guy... juvenile coney/hind?

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