Category: Marine Life

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Favorite Emerald Coast Dive Sites

So far I’ve only scratched the surface of the nearly 100 dive sites along the Emerald Coast.  All of the sites I have explored have been fairly enjoyable with most being worth repeating, but some are quickly becoming my favorites.  With so many sites remaining to explore it might change...

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Pink Meanie

It’s been two months since my last dive and with local Gulf water temperatures dipping into the low 60s it will be another month or two still before I descend into the blue and blow a few bubbles.  The more dedicated local divers are donning 7mm wetsuits or dry suits...

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Toadfish Infestation

Opsanus pardus, also known as the leopard toadfish is becoming one of my more regular encounters diving along the Emerald Coast.  Toadfish are appropriately named possessing a large head, mouth and eyes and coloring that isn’t dissimilar to a toad.  They are fairly adept at hiding camouflaged within surrounding structure...