Scuba Team: Dave Miller, Holly Miller, Justin Eller Scuba Date: October 23, 2019
We left Daytona Beach at 4:30am and drove across the state to American Pro Divers at Crystal River Dive Shop. The boat left Pete’s Pier and passed 8 other boats of snorkelers already at sites. We hit the cold 65 degree water at 8:20am. Visibility was 5 to 8ft. We swim with a mother and baby manatee for 40 minutes. The mother communicated with the baby through clicks and whistles. Later, we saw 6 to 8 more manatees as we went back to dock in the boat. At the dock we saw a fishing boat that had 40 vultures sitting on it – poop everywhere. The poor captain had a big cleanup to do. We warmed up with lunch at the Crab Plant Restaurant. I ate blue crab chowder and delicious hog fish.