During the last week of February I had some vacation time to use up and took a short trip down to Key Largo for some diving.
I have not been to Key Largo in February since 2017 and forgot how the weather could be. It was windy with cooler temperatures all week long with 4 to 6 foot waves on some days and 2 to 4 foot waves on the others. We had days where visibility was piss poor and getting back on the boat was a challenge.
But, I did have a few good days in the water and interesting sea life encounters.
On Sunday, February 23rd I was on a boat going to the wreck of the Benwood and French Reef. The boat crew had mentioned they had seen a lot of sea turtles and Jellyfish in the area. This made sense since sea turtles eat Jellyfish. Although I did not see any sea turtles that day I did see lots of Jellyfish.
For the second dive we went over to French Reef, which is close by. I was lucky enough to have a Nurse Shark swim right by me for a great video close encounter.
For the afternoon dive I was on a boat going to Molasses Reef. First I had an encounter with a young Goliath Grouper.
Right when I got back from chasing the grouper I encountered a Reef Shark in the same area.
I must say, I was fortunate to enjoy these marine life encounters.