Key West Lobstering
Lobstering Hunting with Adventure Watersport Charters.
Key West & Dry Tortugas spearfishing dive trips; day or overnight liveaboards.
Dry Tortugas Spearfishing 5
Did you know that fish appear to bleed green underwater?? Three times is the charm for this hunter with his Grouper pursuit, And not a bad side of Snapper either.
Dry Tortugas Spearfishing 4
Great hunting job on the part of the dive club from Ultimate Scuba in PA on their multi-day liveaboard Dry Tortugas spearfishing trip with Adventure Watersport Charters out of Key West.
Dry Tortugas Spearfishing 3
More fantastic spearfishing video from the Dry Tortugas and the Marquesas Keys.
Dry Tortugas Spearfishing 2
Spearfishing in the Marquesas Keys & the Dry Tortugas with Adventure Watersport Charters on one of their multi-day liveaboard dive trips!
Dry Tortugas Spearfishing
Dry Tortugas & Marquesas Keys Spearfishing on liveaboard private dive charters with Adventure Watersport Charters out of Key West.
Nitrox Stick Assembly and Use
Easy to assemble and use is this convenient nitrox stick for the filling of nitrox scuba tanks.
Inside the Caymen Salvage Wreck
A sneak peek into diving the Caymen Salvage Wreck in Key West.
Reef diving in Key West
Short but sweet is this video of our newest “dive team”; husband and wife Rob and Katy diving in Key West at the local reefs. Rob completed his open water certification dives with us here at Adventure Watersport Charters, and is now holds the current position of our newest open water certified diver…..congratulations Rob!
Life on the Vandenberg Wreck 2013
Check out the growth & teeming marine life that now lives and thrives on the Vandenberg; 5 years after her intentional sinking as part of the Florida Keys artifical reef program.
Diving Key West
Come join us for some of the most pristine underwater adventures that you’ll ever experience right here in your own “backyard” of the USA…no passports required! From Key West to the Marquesas Keys and the Dry Tortugas we offer both day diving and overnight liveaboard charters.
Diving the Bibb Wreck
Even though the Duane Wreck is the sister ship to the Bibb, these two dives are completely different but both being rewarding and fascinating dives, each onto their own. The sideways 90° orientation and deeper depths make the Bibb a more challenging dive, therefore The Bibb is the “less preferred” dive, and therefore often un-crowded and the more unspoiled marine life choice for our underwater friends, which equate to us as the “better” dive. Make sure to keep an eye out for huge turtles, amberjack, rays and an occasional giant whale shark.
Key West and Dry Tortugas Diving
Come join us on one of the most amazing underwater adventures of your life diving Key West and the surrounding islands of the Marquesas Keys and the Dry Tortugas. Whether you’re a wreck diver, a spearfisherman, a photography buff, or just enjoy the magnificent beauty of the underworld world, there is no better adventure than diving the Florida Keys. And, best of all no passports required!
Diving the Vandenberg
This is definitely the dive of a life time, leaving you awestruck and one that you will talk about for years to come, and is the culmination of our Wreck Trek trip. The Vandenberg is located 7 miles off the shores of Key West and is the world’s second largest artificial reef, and now serves as a world-class diving destination and home to a multitude of underwater sea life.
Due to the ship being nearly two football fields long, and 10 stories high in the water column, it is necessary to do multiple dives to get a real sense of this ships enormous scale. The underwater world here also abounds in densely populated coral species, sponges, invertebrates, sea fans and sea whips. No sharks here, but reef fish such as damsels, yellow tangs, angelfish, and a really huge grouper named ‘Junkyard’ that now calls this artificial reef his home. The enormity of diving this wreck really gives you a sense of just how small you are in comparison and truly.
Diving Joe’s Tug
Photographers; grab you wide angles for this wreck as this dive offers an excellent opportunity for some gorgeous wide angle photography. Joe’s Tug sang at its pier in Key West in 1986, it was raised, cleaned and prepped for sinking as an artificial reef off of Miami. Later being broken in 2 pieces due to a hurricane, she is missing half the upper deckhouse and large diesel engine, which has the appearance of something more appropriate for a fish tank. The little tug adds a nice mix to the surrounding coral heads. The marine life is great and filled with schools of schoolmasters and the barracuda just love to hang out around the cabin. Huge leather barrel sponges and star coral are prominent and the tug is also a popular hangout for Goliath groupers and shelters schools of snapper, as well as a resident Jewfish named “Elvis” and a friendly and inquisitive moray eel.
Diving the Caymen Salvage
Situated in the Gulf Stream, the visibility is usually excellent, and an underwater photographer’s dream exists diving the Caymen Salvage. Originally a cable laying vessel she now sits even-keel on an open white-sand bottom at a depth of 90 feet. Her decks are at 70 feet and most of the vessel’s interior compartments and engine room are at 80 feet. Often, the Salvager is home and haven to several Goliath grouper and is rich with sea life, particularly green morays and other eels. A small, 120 pounder grouper is often seen in the engine room, while a much larger 400 pounder sometimes appears loitering under the vessel’s stern. A friendly and inquisitive large green moray eel can be found living in or under the cable pulley mounted on the vessel’s bow, and although this one is not camera shy, he is a true sight to behold, but not to be messed with. The multitude of other fish that hang out in the engine room making you feel as though you are swimming your way through the middle of a saltwater aquarium.
Diving the Busch Wreck
Experiencing a dive on the Adolphus Busch wreck is truly an underwater adventure that you won’t soon forget! Since its intentional sinking as part of the Florida Keys Artificial Reef program, it has grown a healthy coat of abundant marine life, which has attracted a plethora of fish life. Several resident robust 200 plus pound Goliath groupers, with the largest, a 350 pounder can generally be found near the cargo holds, along with large schools of Barracuda’s are often common here. Sponges and soft coral are well established, and the hard corals are plentiful. Diving this wreck along the Wreck Trek, is where you truly get hooked as a true “trekker”; that is if you haven’t been hooked already up to this point.
Diving the Thunderbolt
Diving the Thunderbolt is pure exhilaration and fascination penetrating the wheelhouse which is simple, with plenty of ambient light pouring in through doorways and windows. Or, just marvel at the diversity and abundance of marine life that have found their home on this scuttled shipwreck. Coral growth on the Thunderbolt is extensive and filled with bait fish, barracuda, mackerel, snapper, permit, pompano, jacks, and resident goliath grouper, as well as the occasional black grouper and reef sharks. Visibility ranges from 50 to 100 feet and a light current is usually present. The condition of the wreck and the abundance of marine life in and around the wreck make it an excellent dive site.
Diving the Eagle Wreck
Diving the Eagle Wreck deserves applause from Mother Nature! It was sunk in 1985 as part of the Keys Artificial Reef program off the coast of Islamorada. At depths of 80-100 feet, there is plentiful fabulously multi-colored coral and beautiful sponge growth and several diver-friendly penetration holes in the hull Her cargo bays act like caverns with schools of fish swimming in an out of them, while other schools of baitfish swirl around the Eagle’s superstructure and gaping cargo holds.
Diving the Duane Wreck
Diving the Duane Wreck; a 327′ US Coast Guard cutter which was sunk in 1987 as part of an artificial reef program gives you a truly picturesque underwater adventure. At depths of 50-130 feet, she is covered in different color corals and teems with life, and is now a dynamic dive site that attracts a huge assortment of marine life with schools of huge fish that are seen on almost every dive.
Diving the Spiegel Grove
Experience wreck diving like never before on one of the most world famous wrecks; the Spiegel Grove. This 510 foot wreck at depths of up to 130 feet, is one of the 9 wrecks on our Wreck Trek trip and the 2nd largest in Florida’s fleet of underwater artificial reefs.