Captain D.J. Diving Weather Reports

  • Tropical Explorer: Molasses Deep Sunday August 16th 2020, 09:27 AM

    SE
    4kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    100
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Moderate

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Wow. Drift dive on deep molasses! Picture from the surface of 90ft of water!

  • Tropical Serenity: Spiegel Grove Wednesday August 12th 2020, 09:30 AM

    SE
    8kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    80
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Divers on the surface say they can see the wreck from there, should be a great dive!

  • Tropical Voyager: Spiegel Grove Wednesday July 1st 2020, 1:55 AM

    SE
    3kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    90
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Moderate

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Can see the wreck from the surface! WOW!

  • Tropical Voyager: Benwood Wreck Wednesday July 1st 2020, 11:00 AM

    SE
    3kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    70
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Great vis and diving today at the benwood. Can see the wreck from the surface

  • Tropical Adventure: Sand Island Saturday June 27th 2020, 10:07 AM

    E
    13kts

    Wind Conditions

    2-3 feet

    Wave Height

    50
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Came here to avoid current for the students training with Sea Ventures

  • Tropical Serenity: Hole in the Wall Saturday June 20th 2020, 10:14 AM

    SE
    6kts

    Wind Conditions

    1 foot

    Wave Height

    60
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Little shower to rinse off the boat but divers are down and having fun.

  • Tropical Serenity: The Eagle Wreck Monday May 18th 2020, 01:08 PM

    NE
    6kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    80
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    We are actually doing a staff trip to the wreck of the Eagle in Islamorada!

  • Tropical Legend: Christ Statue Wednesday March 18th 2020, 02:45 PM

    NE
    10kts

    Wind Conditions

    1-2 feet

    Wave Height

    60
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Very nice day here at the Christ Statue. Snorkelers saw sharks and almost walked on water!

  • Tropical Adventure: Permit Ledges Friday October 18th 2019, 09:48 AM

    E
    2kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    100
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Private charter - conditions couldn’t be much better!

  • Tropical Legend: Permit Ledges Saturday October 5th 2019, 02:38 PM

    E
    15kts

    Wind Conditions

    1-2 feet

    Wave Height

    80
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Goliath grouper spotted by diver between Permit Ledges and Fire Coral Cave!

  • Tropical Legend: Benwood Wreck Sunday September 29th 2019, 09:37 AM

    NE
    15kts

    Wind Conditions

    2-3 feet

    Wave Height

    35
    feet

    Visibility

    SW
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Nice day at the benwood. Little reverse flow current but divers saw lots of critters!

  • Tropical Legend: Fire Coral Cave Saturday September 28th 2019, 10:58 AM

    E
    12kts

    Wind Conditions

    1-2 feet

    Wave Height

    40
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Good day to see turtles swim around the boat and a Goliath grouper on the reef!

  • Tropical Serenity: CRF Nursery Monday September 16th 2019, 02:24 PM

    SW
    12kts

    Wind Conditions

    1-2 feet

    Wave Height

    40
    feet

    Visibility

    SE
    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Journalists from France are visiting the Sanctuary to do a story

  • Tropical Destiny: Spiegel Grove Saturday August 24th 2019, 1:43 AM

    S
    11kts

    Wind Conditions

    1-2 feet

    Wave Height

    40
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Moderate

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Nice dive on the Spiegel Grove today. A little more current than we like but everyone did great

  • Tropical Legend: CRF Nursery Wednesday August 22nd 2018, 03:16 PM

    E
    4kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    70
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Diving with Diveheart and the CRF today.. awesome conditions for some awesome divers

  • Tropical Adventure: Hole in the Wall Saturday August 18th 2018, 10:02 AM

    SE
    13kts

    Wind Conditions

    1-2 feet

    Wave Height

    50
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Very nice day at hole in the wall for the Sea Ventures gang! Spotted some turtles on the way to the reef.

  • Santana: Banana Patch Thursday July 19th 2018, 11:02 AM

    NW
    1kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    100
    feet

    Visibility

    N
    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    test

  • Tropical Legend: Winch Hole Saturday September 23rd 2017, 09:43 AM

    NE
    9kts

    Wind Conditions

    1 foot

    Wave Height

    30
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Eagle Rays spotted as soon at they jumped in! We’ve got a whole boat of surveyors and researchers this morning!

  • Tropical Odyssey: Christ Statue Sunday February 19th 2017, 02:46 PM

    SW
    10kts

    Wind Conditions

    1 foot

    Wave Height

    40
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Pretty day at the statue. Divers, snorkelers and passengers all having a nice time.

  • Tropical Adventure: Fire Coral Cave Saturday February 18th 2017, 1:29 PM

    S
    8kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    80
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    As promised! The dolphin and her baby swimming along with us out to the reef!

  • Tropical Adventure: Molasses Reef Saturday February 18th 2017, 1:35 PM

    S
    8kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    80
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Wow! Dolphin and her baby jumping our wake, 4 sharks, 2 turtles, and an Eagle Ray!

  • Tropical Legend: Fire Coral Cave Saturday November 12th 2016, 11:06 AM

    NE
    7kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    50
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Very pretty day at Molasses Reef. Flat seas, slight current and about 50 feet of vis. Students and experienced divers having fun all around.

  • Tropical Explorer: Spiegel Grove Sunday July 31st 2016, 09:26 AM

    SE
    10kts

    Wind Conditions

    1-2 feet

    Wave Height

    50
    feet

    Visibility

    N
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Pretty day on the Spiegel Grove. Blue water, about 50 feet of vis and a trickle of current. Doug and Seminole scuba are down having a good time. Tropical Odyssey is also out here with us!

  • Tropical Odyssey: Permit Ledges Saturday July 30th 2016, 09:40 AM

    SE
    2kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    100
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Triple Zero day.. No wind, no waves and no current! 100 feet of vis and pool like conditions!

  • Tropical Adventure: Hole in the Wall Saturday July 23rd 2016, 09:39 AM

    SE
    5kts

    Wind Conditions

    1 foot

    Wave Height

    80
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Pretty day at hole in the wall with the gang from Sea Ventures. Nice visibility, calm seas but we do have some NE current..

  • Tropical Odyssey: North Dry Rocks Friday July 22nd 2016, 02:53 PM

    SE
    3kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    70
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Wonderful conditions at north dry rocks. Brought the divers to see the minnows and minnow cave and they spotted some eagle rays to boot!

  • Tropical Odyssey: Molasses Deep Wednesday July 13th 2016, 10:53 AM

    SE
    4kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    100
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Drift dive and a cool perspective ! Drone flight!

  • Tropical Odyssey: USCGC Duane Wednesday July 13th 2016, 09:27 AM

    SE
    5kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    70
    feet

    Visibility

    None

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Cobalt blue water, no current and it's virtually flat seas so the divers should have a great dive. Drifting molasses reef next!

  • Tropical Adventure: Spiegel Grove Sunday June 26th 2016, 08:38 AM

    SE
    9kts

    Wind Conditions

    1 foot

    Wave Height

    45
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Sea Ventures is having a nice morning dive on the Spiegel Grove. Slight current, but otherwise great conditions

  • Tropical Legend: Benwood Wreck Sunday June 5th 2016, 09:59 AM

    SE
    12kts

    Wind Conditions

    2 feet

    Wave Height

    80
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    A few waves but relative to the Benwood, AMAZING visibility!

  • Tropical Odyssey: Winch Hole Saturday March 19th 2016, 02:55 PM

    S
    15kts

    Wind Conditions

    2-3 feet

    Wave Height

    70
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    A bit of a breeze making a few waves but the visibility is outstanding. Turtles spotted right away.

  • Tropical Adventure: North Star Saturday November 1st 2014, 10:02 AM

    NW
    7kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    40
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Very nice day. Water is a little green but clean. Dolphin swam by and we have lots of 1st time divers this morning having great dives.

  • Tropical Adventure: Spiegel Grove Wednesday August 20th 2014, 10:10 AM

    E
    4kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    50
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Heavy

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Wow! If there was any more current we wouldn't be able to dive. It's rolling but everyone wanted to give it a shot so they are all down and having a good time. Vis on the way to the wreck was 100ft, but only about 50 here.

  • Tropical Adventure: Spiegel Grove Tuesday August 5th 2014, 09:54 AM

    SW
    5kts

    Wind Conditions

    1 foot

    Wave Height

    50
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Moderate

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Nice day out on the Spiegel. Current is flowing but not too much to make a nice dive. Vis could be better but overall pretty nice day for diving.

  • Tropical Adventure: City of Washington Friday July 25th 2014, 09:48 AM

    SE
    4kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    35
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    We headed up north to try and lose the current and find some visibility. Not bad here, but not quite the visibility we hoped for. It's still a nice day to dive, but down south is looking better.

  • Tropical Explorer: Drift Molasses Saturday July 12th 2014, 02:44 PM

    E
    11kts

    Wind Conditions

    2-3 feet

    Wave Height

    100
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Heavy

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Wow! It's like we are in Cozumel today, we've for Smokin current (for us) so we are drift diving! Awesome vis!

  • Tropical Voyager: Benwood Wreck Friday July 11th 2014, 02:34 PM

    SE
    8kts

    Wind Conditions

    1-2 feet

    Wave Height

    35
    feet

    Visibility

    S
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    A little bit green due to the tide being out, but still a semi-clean green. All the divers are down and enjoying the wreck.

  • Tropical Odyssey: Eagle Ray Alley Thursday March 20th 2014, 01:45 PM

    N
    5kts

    Wind Conditions

    < 1 foot

    Wave Height

    80
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    What a wonderful day for the maiden trip on Tropical Odyssey! Little swells, great vis and the first official dive trip on here is so far so good!

  • Tropical Explorer: Benwood Wreck Saturday February 8th 2014, 02:00 PM

    S
    10kts

    Wind Conditions

    1-2 feet

    Wave Height

    70
    feet

    Visibility

    NE
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    We have this weeks rebreather class out getting certified. Doing Adv. Rebreather dive to 70ft.

  • Tropical Adventure: Spiegel Grove Sunday December 1st 2013, 10:20 AM

    NE
    8kts

    Wind Conditions

    1-2 feet

    Wave Height

    60
    feet

    Visibility

    N
    Slight

    Current

    From Captain D.J.:
    Finally someone turned off the wind machine! Seas are flattening out and everything is getting back to normal. The Divemaster class is down diving and having a good time, and so are the rest of the customers.

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