Dive Team: Dave Miller, Rosie Miller
Date: November 10, 2021
We camped at Turtle Beach Campground, just south of Siesta Key. It was one small, tight campground next to the beach ran by Florida State Parks. I did a 45 minute and 30 minute dives and Rosie snorkeled once. Once past the waves the underwater bottom was smooth, clear sand that progressed out into the Gulf of Mexico with no drop offs nor reefs. I had 25 foot visibility and eventually snorkeled down to about 12 feet depth. I saw many black sea urchins, hundreds of shells and many small fish. Rosie found a great restaurant up the road in Siesta Key called the Toasted Mango Café. We actually ate there (only the second time we ate out on the 2 ½ week trip due to the pandemic) as she got coffee, breakfast and a souvenir mug. The beach was beautiful and very secluded.