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Need 2 more for this Wed (11/29) boat dive in West Palm - 2 tank dive for $55!
j322y - 11/27/2017 3:24 PM
Category: Buddy Wanted
Replies: 5

I had a great day yesterday on a Pirate’s Paradise boat leaving from Riviera Beach City Marina. The marina is at the inlet close to Blue Heron Bridge (not where you go to dive BHB).

I left some gear there and want to get another dive in since I have to drive 3 hours to get there...

Conditions Sunday were 40-50 foot vis, and 80º water. Should be about the same for a while.

Pirate’s has a Wednesday special for 2 dives, leaving at 10am, for $55. Tank/gas rental is additional. They have a 3 person minimum to go out, and will provide one mate and a dive master, with an additional mate if more people go. We had 6 people and 2 mates.

They’ll dive any sites the divers want to do. We dove Triangles and Fourth Window. Both were excellent and I would do them again or something different.

Pirate’s Paradise
bsharp117 - 11/27/2017 7:21 PM
Cant do Wednesday, ever do Saturdays?
j322y - 11/28/2017 2:15 PM
@ bsharp117. Weekends are tough for me, especially this time of year. I’m a chef so I work most weekends.

@FtMeyersTom. Yeah, short notice because I left $700 worth of gear on the dock and wanted to get back down there! The dive op is going to hold it for me so no rush really. As I said, weekends are iffy, but the Wednesday deal is great if you can get away.

They’re very open to taking divers wherever they want to go depending on skill level. We did Triangle, and Fourth Window.

Triangle site consists of a freighter (The Owens), a barge (The Phillips), and an old Rolls Royce which is practically gone now. It’s in about 80 ft of water.

Fourth Window is a reef which begins roughly out from the 4th window of the Breakers hotel. This was a beautiful drift dive in about 60 feet.

It’s more common for me to be free on a Wednesday than a weekend, and during the week Pirate’s Paradise leaves the dock at 10am instead of 8am. That’s much better for me since I have a 3 hour drive.
j322y - 11/28/2017 3:53 PM
Sounds good FMT. I can’t commit too far ahead I’m afraid because this is my busy season. I’m a freelance chef, so I have to be ready to work when the opportunity presents.

I’m a new diver, but the dive master on Sunday said my buoyancy was perfect, and I’m relatively comfortable in the water. I’ve been to 100 ft, and I have no issues with that depth. I’ve been training diligently to get the basics down. Have nitrox cert. and have a fairly low SAC rate.

Hard to say what the water will be like in 2 weeks, but 80º was nice.

I’m also diving on a backup while I wait for my main computer to come back from service. Using a Geo 2 and a basic SPG for now.

I’ll put the 13th on my schedule and see what happens. I get work in Miami sometimes, so maybe in that case we could meet in the keys before or after.