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Visibility: On clear days, visibility soars to 120 feet, but averages are closer
to 60 to 80 feet. Winter storms can stir up chop, and along the shallow reefs
visibility can drop to 30 feet or less, but when the storms pass, visibility can
improve with just a couple of tidal shifts.
Water Conditions: Diving is year-round. The best conditions are from May to
September, with relatively calm seas and good vis—except during tropical storms
Water Temperatures: Range from
the 70Fs in mid-winter to 80Fs in summer.
Home to America’s only living-coral barrier reef, the 120-mile Florida Keys
island chain is truly a national treasure. This teeming sanctuary of marine life
runs the length of the Keys about five miles off offshore.
Our coral formations are famous for their abundance of tropical fish, from
impressive schools of blue-striped grunts to toothy green moray eels in Key West.
Preserving the reef is a top priority for a good reason. There is no more
versatile marine destination in the world. We have coral laden ship wrecks and
intricate natural coral formations. We have shallow reefs for snorkelers, and
deeper reefs for experienced divers.
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Yes you can
hear people scream underwater.
A friend of mine would come down quite often. In recent years
when ever he got a couple
weeks leave from Iraq he would make his way to Key West for his R and R. Ran
into a friend
of his mom and she said he finally married the young lady he used to bring down.
So if you
read this congratulations. One of the things he loves to do is snorkel. I would
take him to one
of the local beaches after dark to snorkel. I would bring my dive lights and we
would see what
we could find. I still do this as often as I can when I can talk someone into
people find that it is a little to eerie for their taste and don't last more
that five minutes in the
water. Most of the time you are in pitch black except for as far as your dive
lights will illuminate.
On this particular night it was a full moon which is the
best. The light from the moon hits
the surface of the water and you get a mosaic of thousands of streaks of light
on the ocean floor all around you. I only had one dive light to use while we
were snorkeling so I
gave it to him and just swam about fifteen feet to the side and slightly behind.
We snorkeled around
the old wooden pier and before calling it a night I told him to swim an arch
over the turtle grass on the way back in. We were snorkeling only three feet
above the sea floor even with the light from the full moon it was still dark
outside the range of the lights. It must have been about half way back and
before you knew it he came face to face with a green moray eel about four feet
from each other. He let out a
scream that even I could hear and in a fraction of a second both him and the eel
did a 180 degree
turn and speed away. Being off to the side I got a great view of both there
reactions and just could
not stop from laughing.
Clyde's Key West Snorkeling