Dive Log – School of Fish Swim and Scuba http://www.schooloffishswimandscuba.com Learn to Swim and Scuba Dive on Long Island Tue, 23 Apr 2019 15:58:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.13 Come on in the water is warm http://www.schooloffishswimandscuba.com/come-on-in-the-water-is-warm/ http://www.schooloffishswimandscuba.com/come-on-in-the-water-is-warm/#comments Wed, 03 Jul 2013 19:32:50 +0000 http://www.schooloffishswimandscuba.com/?p=919 Dive season is in full swing! The water is almost 70 degrees in the Sound and visibility has been 8 to 12 feet for the last week depending on location and tide. Last night we made our first night dive at Mt. Sinai Jetty for 2013. Lots of the usual creatures stirring about on the […]

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Dive season is in full swing! The water is almost 70 degrees in the Sound and visibility has been 8 to 12 feet for the last week depending on location and tide. Last night we made our first night dive at Mt. Sinai Jetty for 2013. Lots of the usual creatures stirring about on the jetty: spider, hermit and horseshoe crabs, sea robins, blackfish, blowfish, toad fish, porgies, fluke and stripped bass all checked in on the 55 minute dive. Visibility was between 8 and 10 feet last night. July 4th we are heading over to Oldfield Point for a mid morning dive. We did some freediving and hunting at Oldfield this morning and the visibility was 12 feet at high tide so the dive on the 4th should be awesome. Check out our local diving page for our upcoming dives, more dives will be added as the season moves on.

Night Dive Video

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Dive season is here! Ponquogue Bridge http://www.schooloffishswimandscuba.com/dive-season-is-here-ponquogue-bridge/ http://www.schooloffishswimandscuba.com/dive-season-is-here-ponquogue-bridge/#respond Sat, 11 May 2013 18:20:07 +0000 http://www.schooloffishswimandscuba.com/?p=872 Well, today we finally got in the water after the looooong winter! A group of  7 divers from the shop went diving at Ponquogue just before slack tide and had a great 30 minute dive. Water temp was 52 degrees, two of us were in dry suits while everyone else dove wet in 7mm suits. […]

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Well, today we finally got in the water after the looooong winter! A group of  7 divers from the shop went diving at Ponquogue just before slack tide and had a great 30 minute dive. Water temp was 52 degrees, two of us were in dry suits while everyone else dove wet in 7mm suits. A half hour dive at that temperature is doable in a 7mm, one guy was brave enough to dive in a 5mm.

Moonsnail

Moonsnail

This time of year there is not an abundance of fish life hanging around though we did see some good sized black fish. The bottom, in some areas is a blanket of muscles. There was the usual abundance of crabs, starfish, sea urchins and plenty of moon snails moving around on the bottom. After making our way down the pilings of the old bridge, my buddy and I shot across to the new bridge and circled around one set of stanchions.  Under the new bridge is where we saw the blackfish hanging out. At that point in the dive we were at roughly 25 minutes of bottom time and you could feel the tide starting to pick up. We made our way back to our exit point at just the right time avoiding any sort of mishaps with the tidal flow! All in all a great first dive of the year. We are hitting it again on May 23rd, this will be just before sundown, by then the water should be up a few more degrees!

Spider Crab

Spider Crab

 

 

 

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