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Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival
tjdiving - 4/17/2009 12:02 PM
This weekend is the annual Venice Shark’s Tooth Festival. It’s a lot of fun for the whole family and all proceeds go to the athletes of the Special Olympics of Sarasota County!
Spring Dive Trip Spring Dive Trip
tjdiving - 1/22/2009 9:59 AM
We’re camping at Devil’s Den ( and plan on hitting Devil’s Den, Blue Grotto ( html) and Manatee Spring State Park ( The dates are February 13th, 14th and 15th. The photo I inserted is from Catfish Sink, which is in Manatee Springs State Park and is one of my favorite dives. I also have video of our dive there last year on my page. Check it out. The pricing for camping a...
Scuba Divers Escape Great White Scuba Divers Escape Great White
tjdiving - 12/11/2008 11:08 AM
I think I may have had an accident in my wetsuit!
Key West or Bust
tjdiving - 8/21/2008 10:01 AM
I am so excited! We’re heading down to Key West on Monday for 5 days. My friend from Georgia that I met at Blue Grotto is headed to our house on Sunday and then Monday we’re taking the Key West Express down. Thanks to Seahawke for getting us huge discounts on our dives! We owe you one and can’t wait to meet you on Monday. We’re hoping to get some bugs while we’re there and who knows.... maybe Fay kicked up some sand and we’ll find some treasure too! (Wishfull thinking, I know) Wish us luck and I...
My Hood in 12,000 B.C. My Hood in 12,000 B.C.
tjdiving - 7/16/2008 3:15 PM
This is a really cool article from my neck of the woods. "NORTH PORT - Scientists have a good idea what Florida was like 12,000 years ago: It was hot and dry and twice as wide as it is now because the oceans were 400 feet lower than they are now. That would put the Gulf coast of Florida about 100 miles west of the current shoreline. Turtles the size of beanbag chairs roamed the land, along with giant sloths, mastodons and saber-toothed tigers. Humans? Yes, scientists say. Nomadic peoples roamed,...
Garbage Island Garbage Island
tjdiving - 6/25/2008 2:50 PM
I watched a documentary on yesterday that really opened my eyes. There is a section in the Pacific Ocean they now call Garbage Island. Because of currents between North America and Asia, tiny plastic particles, plastic oil containers, nets, tires, you name it is in the water just above the Hawaiian Islands. I’m not what you’d necessarily call a "tree hugger" (and no offence to those who are) but since I’ve become a diver I have changed a lot of habits such as recycling and buying prod...
Spring Hopping in Florida Spring Hopping in Florida
tjdiving - 5/28/2008 11:27 AM
We decided to take a trip Memorial Day weekend, so we decided to hit some springs with friends that have never been fresh water diving. We checked into the Cadillac Motel in High Springs Friday night. The accommodations were pretty good, plus you had a full size refrigerator and a microwave in each room. Saturday morning we were at the gates at Ginnie Springs. The girl at the gate told us we shouldn’t dive there because it was mayhem on that weekend with all of the partiers. She recommended we h...
Ginnie Springs this weekend! Ginnie Springs this weekend!
tjdiving - 5/22/2008 8:58 AM
We’re headed back to Ginnie Springs this weekend for some well deserved rest and relaxation! Oh, and diving too! If anyone has any ideas on other springs close to Ginnie Springs, please let me know. We looked into going to Devil’s Den, Blue Grotto, Fanning Springs, Troy Spring and maybe hit Silver Glen Springs on the way home on Monday. We just don’t know which springs would be the best dives. Any help would be appreciated. Hope to see some of you at Ginnie! Have a safe and fun holiday weekend....
Dive Festival
tjdiving - 4/01/2008 8:18 AM
The Pirate Coast Dive Festival is scheduled for June 14 and 15, 2008, and will take place in Siesta Key, Florida. This event is being held to benefit Mote Marine Laboratory Dive Operations and produced by Red Tide Wear, LLC. In addition to boasting the most biologically active aquatic systems in the United States, Southwest Florida maintains a phenomenal number of shipwrecks and reef systems that host tremendous marine life. Siesta Key, best know for its sugar white sands ...
Beach and Boat diving last weekend Beach and Boat diving last weekend
tjdiving - 3/03/2008 10:45 AM
We went diving last weekend! We did a beach dive on Saturday at Coquina Beach. The weather was fantastic and I got to dive twice that day. The water temp was about 72 degrees there. Sunday we dove with some friends on 1 mile reef. After the initial shock of the water temp, it was a great dive. It was 65 degrees with only a 3 mil. The vis was only about 10 feet, but we saw some huge sheepshead, snapper and my boyfriend speared a hogfish so I had a great dinner. Thanks to our friends Randi and Ren...