|Current Conditions Gulf of Mexico|
|Still Cold. Gulf temps are still in the 58
degree area, but the Gulf should be warming up everyday
now. Gulf Temps should be near 70 by the end of March. Be
sure to pack a wet suit.
March will begin the annual southern run of Mackerel, Kings and Cobia, so it is time to be getting your dive and fishing gear serviced.
Vis is good depending on the wind, so let's go diving!
Additional info at: www.scubatampa.com/faqsgdive.html
There are still Manatees at Crystal River. But the heard
will be moving out by the end of March. Thereafter 50 or
so remain in the park all year round, but you have to
look a little harder to find them.
If you have not been to visit the manatees, time is running out. Book a charter soon!
Additional info on manatees at: www.scubatampa.com/manatee.html and www.scubatampa.com/manateefacts.html
Trip Camping/Diving (3/7 to 3/13/03). Last chance for Lobsters! Season
closes at the end of March! See article in this issue for
Regular Open Water courses available most weekends in March to May. Go to: www.scubatampa.com/classes.html
Coming in June Cozumel Mexico.
See www.scubatampa.com/calendar.html for March to May 2003.
|March Keys Trip 03/07 to 03/17/2003|
camp and dive with Capt. John, Capt. Ben Pitta and Capt.
Joe Barwick at Marathon Key in March.
PADI RECALLS RDP
Number Description Production Code
HAMMERHEAD GETS HAMMERED
From the November New Zealand Fishing News. Kydd Pollock was fishing at the base of the Ribbon Reefs in far north Queensland when he hooked a 15' Scalloped Hammerhead. After a fight of 45 minutes, the crew finally caught a glimse of the monster. As the hammerhead neared the boat, an even bigger Tiger Shark attacked the Hammerhead and tore it to pieces. While Kydd was unprepared to judge the size of the Tiger Shark that snacked on the Hammerhead, it goes without saying that the beast was considerably larger than the enormous Hammerhead. Look at the photo again, sends a shiver down your spine, does'nt it?
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Spoofs on the administration, the French and Eric
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Download Movie ~ What happens when your dive computer is run by Windows? Funny! http://www.punchbaby.com/media/gitfakt/clips/funny/blueScreen.wmv
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