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Tom from Fort Myers FL | Scuba Diver
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AOW + EAN + RETIRED = lots of available TDT

NEXT TRIP - Zihuatanejo Mexico July 2017 1st dive trip to the Pacific!

I love wreck diving and have dove them all in the Florida Keys Wreck Trek, most numerous times. Also dove the USS Mohawk August 2014 36 miles out of Charlotte Harbor SW Florida and back in 2010 the USS Oriskany 25 miles off the coast of Pensacola. Dove the Aeoles and Papoose in Beaufort NC. First liveaboard MV Spree July of 2014. Love the Caribbean, been to Turks and Caicos 4X, including Provo, North, Middle Caicos and Salt Cay, Freeport GBI 3X and Turneffe Is Belize June 2015. Dec/Jan 2015/16 first trip to Cuba and dove the Russian built Cuban destroyer Monkada PB 353 Varadero Cuba 109 miles from the USAF Vandenberg in Key West Florida! Dive trip June 2016 3 weeks in Bonaire/Curacao NA and dove the Hilma Hooker wreck from shore in Bonaire! Curacao for 2 weeks in December/January 2017. 1st logged dive of 2017, the Superior Producer wreck in Willemstad!

A few stats, open water cert Dec 2009 - advanced cert May 2010, enriched air cert Sep 2010, Coral Reef Restoration Diver 1 cert March 2015. Logged 126 dives, deepest 140ft, average depth 70ft, 30 over 90ft. 19 different wrecks logged, Florida Keys wreck trek completed 2013, Vandenberg logged 7X Spiegel Grove 9X. 61 years old and still going down ;)

Living in Ft. Myers Florida I’m 3hrs from Key Largo, 10 mins from I-75 and 15 mins from Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) 2hrs from Miami International (MIA) 2hrs from Tampa International (TPA). I’m always ready for another adventure!

Sunny Skies and Calm Seas

scubatom in Ft Myers Florida

Comments

Smithsgold - 1/17/2016 1:26 PM
Nice pictures !!!
FtMyersTom - 1/17/2016 2:35 PM
Thanks!
FtMyersTom - 8/31/2014 1:05 PM
Goliath Grouper Aggregation video and trip report from our Mohawk Dive 8-17-2014

mohawkwreck.com/uss-mohawk-goliath-aggregation-video/

mohawkwreck.com/2014-mohawk-trip-report/

Video and report via Brian Dombrowski subsurfacemedia.com Sarasota Florida

FtMyersTom - 8/19/2014 8:02 PM
Photos Mohawk Dive 8-17-2014 courtesy of Brian Dombrowski and Mohawk Charters
FtMyersTom - 8/19/2014 7:44 PM
USCGC Mohawk Dive date 8-17-2014 5 -10 knots variable breeze, seas light chop to smooth, no current, vis 40ft. temp at depth 84F. max depth 87ft - double dip with 85mins total dive time

The Mohawk is a 165’ US Coast Guard Cutter sitting upright in 90’.

The USS Mohawk CGC was built in 1934 for the Coast Guard. The ship is 165 feet in length. The ship served in World War II and was involved in 14 attacks against Nazi Submarines on the Atlantic Ocean. She and her crew also saved many lives from the icy waters. The Mohawk is the last remaining ship of her kind and is the Memorial Ship of the “Battle of the Atlantic.”

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With a double dip on the wreck you can do all the easy swim throughs and look around the deck on the 1st dive. On the 2nd dive you can spend most of time exploring inside including the engine room. There are a lot of other areas like toilet rooms ect that are all easily accessible. They did a good job opening the wreck up for safe diving even with poor vis. Fish life on the wreck was amazing. The Goliath aggregation was on and it was the 1st time I had a swim through of Goliath Grouper. The pictures I will post were taken by another diver during our dive.

I will dive the Mohawk again. So if you are interested contact hawkcharters.com/ and let me know.
FtMyersTom - 8/16/2014 7:36 AM
I have posted all the wrecks I have done. The Mohawk is scheduled for 8-17 so I added it.
Couldn’t find a photo of Joes tug above water. Gotta run, heading for Gasparilla Isl for the
night to be closer to my ride to the Mohawk.

Happy diving...
FtMyersTom - 8/13/2014 5:28 PM
Live in SW Florida 3hrs from Key Largo :) I am retired and love to dive the wrecks in the Florida Keys. I have completed the wreck trek fla-keys.com/diving/wrecktrek/ with most of them a few times. I have done the Oriskany off the Florida panhandle and would like to get back up that way to dive more on there wreck trec floridapanhandledivetrail.com/