5 Day/4 Night Dry Tortugas Lobster & Spearfishing Trip
On the 3rd largest reef system in the world, only 70 miles west of Key West in the Dry Tortugas Ecological Reserve, lies some of the most pristine waters & spectacular reef diving you’ll ever see. Most dive sites are 50 to 80 feet deep and are home to over 250 species of fish, thousands of invertebrates, sharks, rays and turtles.
We are diving with Adventure Watersport Charters in Key West, and we’ll board the Emily Anne on Sunday afternoon in Key West, then head out sometime during the night on our private charter journey to the Dry Tortugas. This is a friendly (i.e.smaller & cozier) liveaboard but the crew and company will ensure everyone has a great time and plenty of room to relax and enjoy the adventure. Three full meals are provided each day with unlimited water & Gatorade. Alcohol may be brought on board, but of course, the first drink signals the last dive of the day.
There will also be an opportunity to visit the park, walk the beaches and tour Fort Jefferson, rich in history dating back to the Civil War. After our final morning of diving on the Vandenberg, we’ll return to the dock around noon on Thursday, refreshed, exhausted, and thrilled with everything we experienced over the past few days!
Most dive sites are 50 to 80 feet deep and are home to over 250 species of fish, thousands of invertebrates, sharks, rays and turtles. The world’s second largest artificial reef, the USNS Gen. Hoyt S. Vandenberg is our last stop on the way home, only a mere 45 minutes from the dock on our way home.
While many of our dives will be within the limits of the Ecological Reserve, we will also have the opportunity to venture ‘outside the fence’, so to speak, in pursuit of lobsters and fish. Hunting and spearfishing is allowed and encouraged, and we’ll be able to enjoy our catch cooked right on board, or bring some back for later. Saltwater fishing licenses must be obtained with all necessary permits for anyone wishing to hunt.
TRAVEL WITH A PURPOSE
Every adventure with Indian Valley Travel and Indian Valley Scuba is designed to benefit the communities we visit. For our Florida Keys-based trips, we support two great organizations: the History of Diving Museum and the Coral Restoration Foundation. Individuals are encouraged to learn how to become more involved by checking them out at www.divingmuseum.org and www.coralrestoration.org
- All diving, nitrox tanks and weights
- Five to 6 dives per day/2 on last day
- Knowledgeable crew providing thorough dive site briefings and surface support
- All meals, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages
- Accommodations on board
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