10 January 2020
Sadly Wind Ruins Boat Diving Tours In Key Largo, Florida Keys
Wind Ruins Boat Diving Tours In Key Largo again this week sad to say.
So many tourists call our shop and are desperate to get out on a boat during their Florida Keys vacation.
They always say the same thing: “It’s so sunny with a beautiful cool breeze, and we just are frustrated that no Key Largo tour operator will take us out snorkeling to see the Christ of the Abyss. What is going on?”
Our reply to everyone goes into great length and starts by explaining that strong winds blowing causes big seas in the Ocean. These big ocean seas ( waves ) can cause boats to capsize
( flip over ) which sure would be a very bad day for a tourist on vacation.
Then we follow it up with: “we sure would love to be able to take your money, trust us we would, but we just can’t take you out and risk sinking our boat.” Then normally they understand.
What We Did Today
PADI Instructor Mike and Dive Master Tim took our newest OW Diver student Ted over to Jules Undersea Lodge Lagoon for confined + OW 1 and 2 training this morning.
Now that Tim completed his Advanced Open Water, Rescue, EFR, and Dive Master courses with us at Sail Fish Scuba, he is assisting our instructional staff to prepare himself for an IDC course later this year.
We are super proud that nearly all our DM interns follow this same path with us!
Windy Day Back Up Tour Options
When the winds blow and boat tours are not possible, we have come up with a lot of fun back up options for folks visiting the Florida Keys.
First option is to join us for a small group, max 6 guests per tour, Mangrove Jungle kayaking and snorkeling tour. This is 2.5 to 3 hours of guided fun, as the mangrove trees close to shore block all the winds and the water is flat near shore.
Second option is to join our PADI Instructional team for “TRY SCUBA” if you have never done so before.
We offer a fun half day in the Jacobs Aquatic Center pool to learn the basics and then a fun ocean dive at our shore dive location, Jules Undersea Lodge Lagoon.
Diving From Land/Shore NO BOAT Involved
Shore Diving for Certified Divers
If you are already a certified diver and the wind blew out your boat dives, get booked in with us for a super fun and fish filled hour long shore dive. Owners Jen and Chris absolutely love to guide divers all around the nooks and crannies of Key Largo’s shore dive locations.
Call now to come join us, cause what else have you got to do on a windy day?
Florida Keys islands are the sub-tropical Caribbean of the USA.
Dive Key Largo, Pennekamp State Park and the Upper Florida Keys with PADI 5 Star Dive and Snorkel center Sail Fish Scuba! We are located just a short drive from Miami, in the Upper Keys at Mile Marker 103 Bay Side. Our dive shop in Key Largo has everything you’ll need for your diving adventure and if you are joining us for tours, you will get 15% off all items we have for sale on the walls!
We sure hope you enjoy viewing the images from our fun tours in the link below. Photos taken on our tours are always FREE to our guests as our personal gift.
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Looking for today’s Key Largo, Florida Keys Reef and Weather Report? Here it is just for you.
Daily Keys Weather Report: Key Largo, Florida
Weather Link To Follow
East 90 degrees 21 – 29 knots all day today.
5.9’ to 8.2’ feet seas today, this is why no boats are running tours.
Winds 20+ knots from East or South East cause waves this big!
This is SHORE DIVING conditions folks. Give us a call, we will make it fun!
0 -1 foot viz due to wind/seas – if you made it out to Molasses Reef today.
78 F & Humid ~ Feels like: 80 F today with 72% humidity
From Land/No Boat Shore Diving AM Dives: Emerald Lagoon / Jules Undersea Lodge Lagoon
Depth: 25 & 24 Feet
Bottom Time: 21 & 25 Min Open Water Training Dives
Surface Interval: 38 Minutes
Where to go for Lunch/Dinner after your tour
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