have a FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) that answers most
questions about the diving and services we offer in our area.
Please take a look at it, it will most likely answer all your
questions. If not, then email us, or call 386-424-1644. This FAQ is never complete, if you think
of a an issue that should be addressed, please let us know so we
can include it in the revision.
is included in the charter price?
Dogs provides an expert crew and divemaster for all charters. Our
divemasters are the best in the business and have been
diving these waters for many years, so they are very familiar with
the local wrecks and reefs. We have a divemaster on every charter.
- We provide an onboard lunch consisting of fresh cut (seasonal)
fruit, and various flavored crackers during your surface interval
(minimum one hour).
- A whole lot of fun!
does the dive boat look like?
Click here to find out more about the boat.
if I don't have anyone to dive with?
divermasters like nothing more than to buddy up with people.
That's what makes scuba diving so much fun. So, if you're without
anyone to dive with, don't worry, you can dive with our divemaster.
Divemasters love having fun too. During the ride out or while we
are making preparations to depart, our divemasters will be
introducing themselves and asking questions. If you don't have
anyone to dive with or it's been a while since you've been down,
we'll hook up with you and make sure you have a good time. If you
have any special requirements, please call our shop and make
is the wreck diving like?
the wrecks we dive are about 10-12 miles offshore. The depths are
all within the 80 fsw range. The top deck of most of the wrecks we
dive can be reached at about 50-60 fsw. When we dive the
wrecks we anchor the dive boat into the wreck with a hook and
line. Divers use the line to descend and ascend. Safety stops are
done on the line as well.
The wrecks in our area are host to a wide variety of sea life. We
regularly encounter Turtles, Rays, and Goliath Grouper. You can
check out some of the artificial reef (wreck) info here.
The USS Mindanao, is the oldest artificial reef ship. She rests in
85 feet of water, 11 miles northeast of Ponce inlet. She is a 446
ft. World War II, Liberty ship. Her main deck is 60 ft. below the
surface. The superstructure was removed before the sinking. She
suffered damage during the 1995 winter storms and the bow is now
separated from the hull. Schools of bait fish, grunts, mangrove
snapper, barracuda and a few anchors are often in her open holds.
Small clumps of ivory bush coral and encrusting sponges and
tunicates are growing on the steel hull.
There are several other ships that we visit on a regular basis. On
a two tank wreck dive we will visit two different wrecks.
depths will I be diving?
deeper than about 80 fsw (feet salt water)
my I bring a non-diver?
space permitting. "Bubble watchers" as we call them are
welcome to ride along during charters on a space available basis.
Best advice is to check with us when you make your reservation.
More often than not, we never have a problem accommodating bubble
watchers. There is a $25 fee.
do I get to the dive shop?
Click here for detailed directions (with map). A separate window will open,
print that page. The phone number for the shop is listed at the
top, or call if you want to, we'll be happy to talk you.
I spearfish? Do I need a license?
can spearfish. Yes, You need a fishing license.
I hunt lobster?
only during the season. Regular Lobster season is August 6 through
March 31. Lobster Sport (mini) season is 2 days at the end of July. Please see this
document from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation
Commission for detailed information on the Spiny Lobster Season.
Lobsters in this area are some of the largest in the United
States. It's not unusual for us to catch lobsters up to 10 lbs
here. The majority of the lobsters we take during the season weigh
in between 3 lbs and 8 lbs.
you offer spearfishing lessons?
appointment only. Lessons cost $100.00 and include a 2 hour
session reviewing the Florida regulations, spearfishing technique,
fish identification and safety. Additional fee of
$50.00 applies for Divemaster / Instructor to accompany hunter
during dive (includes one day rental of speargun).
I hunt with a powerhead (Personal Protection Device)?
you clean my fish?
them, you clean them. No cleaning fish on the dock.