April 22, 2004 - April 23, 2004

April 24, 2004: Dry Tortugas

A Ultimate Getaway 2004 dive
"Baja California" - "L-Tower"

A little farther north than the actual Dry Tortugas area, we did a dive on a couple of spots on the way back to Ft. Myers.
Diving in the Dry Tortugas:
  • Directions from Tampa: At 70 miles west of Key West, still in (I think) US territory, you'll have to go by boat.
  • Conditions on the day of my visit: Sunny.

  • Personal Notes: The Baja California is a 266 foot freighter sunk in World War II. The L-Tower is actually an Air Force communications tower we tied up to and dove on.


Baja California
A shot of a Grouper in the distance.
Yes there isn't a lot of light for this shot, but when you realize that that Grouper isn't really that far away and there's a ton of tiny fish between him and me, you understand why there's not a lot of light.
An Arrow Crab.
The tower was home to a lot of fish, more than some reef areas I've been on.
The Barracuda were plenty.
I think this is some kind of Anemonie.
The Barracuda weren't really that shy either.

Dive data for dives on this day:

Dive Site Name Max Depth Minutes Water Temp
253 Baja California 112 feet 34 min. 70 F
254 L-Tower 103 feet 40 min. 72 F
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