Diving the Blue Heron Bridge

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Diving the Blue Heron Bridge

Post by Allison Finch » Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:54 pm

So, I just got back from four days diving on the Blue Heron Bridge in Palm Beach Fl. All I can say is....WOW!! I wonder why I keep going back to Lembeh and Ambon when this is right here within driving distance?

The diving is very easy. The only drawback is that it is tide driven so one, MAYBE two, dives is all you get a day. But, there are critters out the WAZOO! Here are some of my shots;

These haven't had much editing, so excuse the backscatter

The odd batfish

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One of the smallest nudis I ever found. About the size of a grain of rice

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The nicest filefish

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I almost missed this sea spider

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There are so many blennies. There is a LOT of divers and snorkelers, so they are very approachable

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Re: Diving the Blue Heron Bridge

Post by Allison Finch » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:03 pm

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Two species grazing together

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the TINIEST flabbelina ever!

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This angel followed me like a puppy. He liked his reflection in my port

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Stargazer

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This octo was just hanging out.

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I put the tip of my sand spike just in front of him and he reached out and tried to take it from me. I suspect he has been fed by the many divers who come here. He was disappointed.....

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Re: Diving the Blue Heron Bridge

Post by Allison Finch » Tue Jul 28, 2015 1:13 pm

You can see high hats at every stage of development

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There are all kinds of crabs from these swimmers to box crabs to decorator crabs with all kinds of bazarre decorations. I got one that still photography didn't work with. It just looked like the bottom...

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We saw many species of eel from green, spotted and purple mouth morays to sharptails. One sharptail wound through my fingers as I stayed dead still. How cool was that?? Sadly, my camera had quit.....

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cowrie

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These two were having a domestic....

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SO, here's the thing........

This place is an 11 hour drive from Chapel Hill. I think that the NC Divers ought to have a group trip there sometime this coming late spring. There's plenty of time to plan for it, folks!! Who's game??
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Re: Diving the Blue Heron Bridge

Post by Steve_Campbell » Tue Jul 28, 2015 2:13 pm

Wow great pictures and wonderful variety. BHB is rapidly moving up my to dive list. I need to dive there within the next year.

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Re: Diving the Blue Heron Bridge

Post by Steve_Campbell » Tue Jul 28, 2015 6:59 pm

West palm airport is real close so flying is also an option.

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Re: Diving the Blue Heron Bridge

Post by Allison Finch » Tue Jul 28, 2015 9:58 pm

Well, it looks like I might be going back to the bridge after attending DEMA. It is close by, soooooo........Any DEMA folks want to join me and my sister?
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