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Tom from Fort Myers FL | Scuba Diver
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Dive Trips June 2018 Booked With (II) Interval International Time Share

Grand Cayman 3rd trip!
June 9th to 16th Sunshine Suites Resort West Bay(Coral Restoration Dive with CRF Cayman Eco Divers?)
June 17th to 24th Morritt’s Tortuga Club East End
Stay Tuned for any additions....

About Me...AOW + EAN + RETIRED = lots of available TDT

A few stats, OW cert Dec 2009, AOW cert May 2010, EAN cert Sep 2010, Coral Reef Restoration Diver 1 cert March 2015. Logged 137 dives, 23 different wrecks logged, deepest dive 140ft, average depth 70ft, 42 over 90ft. Have done 2 coral restoration dives, 1 in Key Largo 1 in Curacao. Very proud to give back to our reefs that give us so much enjoyment!

I love wreck diving and completed the Florida Keys Wreck Trek in 2013. Dove the USAF Vandenberg 7X and USS Spiegel Grove 9X. 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 Fla. Dove the Aeoles and Papoose 22 miles off the coast of Beaufort NC. First liveaboard MV Spree in July 2014 4 days diving in Dry Tortugas National Park GOM.

Love the Caribbean, been to Turks and Caicos 4X, including Provo, North and Middle Caicos and Salt Cay. Freeport GBI 3X dove the Theo aka MS Logna. 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! 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 Jan 1 2017 the Superior Producer wreck dove from shore in Willemstad! June/July 2017 2 weeks in Grand Cayman. Dove USS Kittiwake for 23rd logged wreck!

Living in Ft. Myers Florida I’m 3hrs from Key Largo, 15 mins from (RSW) Southwest Florida International Airport, 2hrs from (MIA) Miami International Airport and 2hrs from (TPA) Tampa International Airport.

If you are interested in coming to the Florida Keys to do some world class wreck diving send me an email and I will be happy to join in with you! I know my way around the Keys and the wrecks pretty well.

62 years old and still going down ;-)

Sunny Skies and Calm Seas
FtMyersTom
scubatom@gmx.com

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/