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Spring, Summer and Fall Beneath the Blue Heron Bridge

Spring, Summer and Fall Beneath the Blue Heron Bridge

A three and a half hour drive south on I-95 from our home in Jacksonville, Florida takes us to the Blue Heron Bridge—what we consider the critter hunting site in the Western Hemisphere. The bridge spans the Intracoastal Waterway connecting the mainland with an endless strip of luxury condos lining Singer Island, located just south of West Palm Beach. The shallow sand and shell-rubble bottom spilling out from Phil Foster Park beneath the bridge, attracts … Read entire article »

Filed under: Blue Heron Bridge, Fish Spawning, Florida Diving

Bonaire – Always Something New

Bonaire – Always Something New

Forty-two years now I have been going to Bonaire—an arid mountain tip of a southern Caribbean island with the best shore diving on the planet. The rocky 25-mile stretch of her protected western coastline grants us the rare freedom to access marine life on our own terms. And best yet, even after 30 extended visits spanning four decades Anna and I are only beginning to scratch the surface of what the island’s waters have to … Read entire article »

Filed under: Bonaire, Coral Spawning

A Night on Bonaire’s Wild Side and the Annual Coral Spawn

A Night on Bonaire’s Wild Side and the Annual Coral Spawn

Shortly before our annual September stay in Bonaire, Anna and I receive an e-mail invitation to go night diving just outside the Lac Cai cut with a gentleman named Bas Tol. As it turns out Bas is part of a small group of dive guides, known as BASdiving, that specialize in taking small groups to unique dive sites around the island. In our case, Tol wanted to show off a set of unique night creatures … Read entire article »

Filed under: Behavior, Bonaire, Coral Spawning, Fish Spawning